RACHEL MENCONI has been performing all of her life. At the tender age of two, she started dancing school. At the age of six, she began musical theatre training and at the age of eight, Rachel started taking private voice lessons. Since then, she has been in 40+ musicals and 20+ Off-Broadway Cabarets NYC/NJ, 20+ years of Bel Canto vocal training, 12+ years of musical theatre training, and 10+ years of acting training (Theater/On- camera). Rachel originated the role of Antigone in Oedipus: The Musical in NYC (2007).
Rachel started teaching both voice and acting at the age of 16 and has now been teaching students of all ages (children-adults) for 15+ years. Whether working in a private or a group class (small by design), she is able to focus on each student's individual needs and develop their skills (singing and performance) at a comfortable pace. She challenges each person without intimidation and understands that each student learns differently. Rachel is also a performer so she understands her students every step of the way, because she's been there too. Even the best performers get nervous. Rachel teaches her students the tricks of getting rid of stage fright and ways to always have a great performance even when life gets you down.Rachel tries to make everyone want to do their best in a fun nurturing environment. She is a SAG-AFTRA Actor, VASTA, NARAS (Grammy Awards), Certified member of The National Association Of Teachers Of Singing (NATS), member of The North American Music Teachers Association (NAMTA), and member of BMI.
Rachel has trained with and performed with many people in the business such as David Fields (2 Time Grammy Winner), Haim Cotton (7 Time Grammy Nominee; Project Grand Slam), Oz Noy (Top Studio Recording Musician; NYC), Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill), Andrea McArdle, Edd Kalehoff, Judy Hages, Michael Laibson (Emmy Award Nominee), B. Lynne Jebins, Brette Goldstein, etc.
Performer (singer/actress, songwriter/vocalist) Montvale, NJ
Teacher (Bel Canto Singing/Stanislavski Acting) Montvale, NJ
Director (Stage and On-Camera) Montvale, NJ
Writer Montvale, NJ