Cello, Piano, Guitar, Voice, Ukulele
Rachelle Smith earned her B.A. in Music from the University of Minnesota, where she studied under Tanya Remenikova. Other teachers include Olga Dolgaya, Laura Handler, and Hong Wang. Rachelle is an active performer around the Twin Cities, both as a cellist and as a singer/songwriter under the artist name Rachelle LaNae. She loves sharing her passion for music while learning from her students, and currently teaches at St. Joseph’s School of Music, Twin Town Guitars, and Music Lab. Though her roots are in classical cello and piano, Rachelle also enjoys teaching guitar, voice, and ukelele.
Intrigued by the intersections of music and psychology, Rachelle is also working on publishing her empirically derived theory that it is impossible to be sad while playing the ukulele.