Rachel Stoddard has worked as a music educator in the Valley for the past 25 years conducting choirs of all ages, teaching private voice and piano lessons, directing musicals and performing in various choral groups and musical theatre productions. Currently she runs a private voice studio and is a member of the Sonoran Desert Chorale. Previous choral directing and teaching positions include Scottsdale Christian Academy, Arizona Christian University, Paradise Valley Community College, the Phoenix Boys Choir (training choir) and the Paradise Valley Unified School District. She holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Susquehanna University and is an active member in the Valley of the Sun Chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing.)
Rachel and her husband Mark (a theatre director, educator and writer) are the parents of three grown sons. They enjoy working together on musical theatre productions, traveling and exploring new places to hike in Arizona with their dogs.