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Dr. Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor
  • Adjunct Professor
  • D.M.A., University of Iowa
  • M.M., Northwestern University
  • B.M., Eastern Kentucky University
  • Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Music Teachers National Association


Contact Information

  • Office: Foster 220
  • Mailing Address: Foster 101
  • Email:
  • Phone: 622-7289
  • Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
  • Expert Areas: Piano


Dr. Rachel Taylor has been teaching piano professionally for over 26 distinguished years. Her students have won honors at numerous competitions, including the MTNA-Yamaha High School Piano Competition, the Des Moines Symphony Competition, the Terrace Hill Endowment Competition, the Pella-Rollscreen Competition, the Prelude and Fugue Level of the Lexington Bach Competition, the Marsh Piano Competition, and numerous regional and state competitions. Her students have been selected to attend the Governor’s School for the Arts and the prestigious Indiana University Piano Academy. Dr. Taylor currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Piano at Eastern Kentucky University. She also operates a private piano studio in Georgetown, Kentucky, and serves as the pianist and organist at Georgetown First United Methodist Church. Dr. Taylor has served on the faculties of the Preparatory Division of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, Transylvania University, Grinnell College, Coe College, Cornell College, and the Preucil School of Music. Dr. Taylor earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa, her Master of Music from Northwestern University, and her Bachelor of Music from Eastern Kentucky University. Her major teachers include Daniel Shapiro, Arthur Rowe, David Kaiserman, Elizabeth Pastor, Paul Schenly, Roe Van Boskirk, Rebecca Shockley, Kenneth Amada, and Howard Abel. Drl Taylor specializes in piano pedagogy, having studied with Francis Larimer, Elvina Truman Pearce, Carol Thomas, Rebecca Shockley, and Mary Craig Powell. Dr. Taylor was selected as the 2019 Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
MUS 110Beginning Class Piano IMW 9:05am-9:55am Campbell Building 325Fall 2021
MUS 112Piano IW 1:25pm-2:15pm Foster Building 204Fall 2021
MUS 212Piano IIW 1:25pm-2:15pm Foster Building 204Fall 2021
MUS 312Piano IIIW 1:25pm-2:15pm Foster Building 204Fall 2021
MUS 312Piano IIIW 1:25pm-2:15pm Foster Building 204Fall 2021
MUS 412Piano IVW 1:25pm-2:15pm Foster Building 220Fall 2021
MUS 551Performance Literature  Internet Classes Fall 2021
MUS 751Performance Literature  Internet Classes Fall 2021
MUS 812Piano   Fall 2021
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