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.
Rachel completed her student teaching at Colegio Menor San Fransisco de Quito, a bilingual school located just outside of Quito, Ecuador. While there she taught third grade general music, 4th-6th grade beginning violin, and two 7th-12th grade string ensembles.
After graduating, Rachel spent several months teaching violin in South Carolina with Charleston County School District. She taught classes ranging from Pre-Kinder/Kinder Suzuki-syle group classes to beginning and intermediate instruction in grades 4 through 7.