Rachel Woods (née Mudgett) holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Kennesaw State University School of Music. While at KSU she studied piano under Dr. Soohyun Yun and Professor David Watkins and played cello with the KSU Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras. In January of 2011 Rachel completed a weeklong concert tour of China (Beijing and Xi'an) with the KSU Symphony. In the 2013-2014 school year Rachel was a student conductor for the KSU Philharmonic orchestra.
While in school Rachel spent four of her summers working at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Two of those summers were spent as a cabin counselor to middle and high school age girls, as well as an assistant to the piano and orchestra departments. During her third and fourth summers Rachel was a part of the leadership team, serving as a Unit Director who oversaw 8 staff members and 70 campers during each session at camp.