A native of Curitiba, Brazil, but raised in the panhandle of northern Idaho, Brazilian-American Pianist, Dr. Rachel Alves Pereira, brings a unique perspective to her performances. With over fifteen years of teaching experience, Rachel has given numerous masterclasses and lectures throughout the United States. Her students have won top prizes at state, regional as well as international competitions. Rachel is also an avid collaborator and solo performer and has performed extensively with vocalists and instrumentalists in recital. Rachel received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral of Music degrees from the University of Kansas.