Rachael began her musical career at the age of 9 when she started to learn to play the clarinet. Piano lessons followed soon after and she later took up the saxophone at the age of 14. Rachael was selected to be part of the National Children's Wind and Chamber Orchestra of Great Britain and has also played for numerous years with the Anglo-German Youth Orchestra both in England and Germany. She has toured with various different bands to different destinations in Europe. Rachael achieved a first class degree in Music with Qualified Teacher Status before completing a Masters in Music Performance at the University of Hull. She is also a Licentiate of the Royal School of Music for her clarinet studies. Rachael currently teaches for the East Riding Schools' Music Service and Hull Collegiate School. She plays as part of the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra and the Frank Cleveland Big Band on a regular basis as well as other ensembles.