Rachel Davis

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Name: Rachel Davis
Date registered: July 15, 2011


Rachel grew up in a musical family. She was started singing and playing piano at an early age. In fifth grade, she began playing the violin in the school orchestra. It wasn't long, however, before she fell in love with the sound of the cello. Cello has since been her favorite instrument to play. Growing up in Portland, OR provided many opportunities for musical growth. Rachel participated in local groups like the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Portland Youth Philharmonic. After earning her Bachelor's of Music from Berry College, in Rome, GA, she moved back to the Northwest where she currently plays for the Willamette Falls Symphony, Willamette Falls Trio and the indie rock band, Capraesque.

Latest posts

  1. Giveaway Time: 1,000 Likes on Facebook!!! — September 8, 2015
  2. It’s Coming…5th Annual Photo Contest! — August 13, 2015
  3. Forget the Map at Home! — June 3, 2015
  4. February=FREE T-Shirts! — February 11, 2015
  5. Kennedy Violins Celebrates 15 Years! — December 30, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Stradivarius in the Attic? — 90 comments
  2. Mozart vs. Beethoven — 5 comments
  3. Online Music Lessons: Helpful or Hurtful? — 5 comments
  4. Music Theory Basics (Part 1) — 5 comments
  5. Music Theory Basics (Part 2) — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Sep 08

Giveaway Time: 1,000 Likes on Facebook!!!

Our Facebook page has hit 1,000 likes!  We are so excited that we are going to have a giveaway.  Next Tuesday, 9/15/15, we are going to draw a name from all the entries and the winner will receive a free Kennedy Complete Package of accessories. Enter Here! Tweet

Aug 13

It’s Coming…5th Annual Photo Contest!

Get Ready!  Our Annual photo contest has been a favorite of KV staff and fans for several years.  We are so excited to start it up again! Theme: Musical Bucket List While working at Kennedy Violins, we don’t just have the opportunity to provide our customers with the instrument that is best suited for their …

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Jun 03

Forget the Map at Home!

A Guide to Improvisation, by Katie Lubiens Improvising? That sounds scary! Making up the music as you go? But where’s the sheet music? Who even improvises anyway? As a classical violinist, these were all questions I asked myself when confronted with the thought of improvising.  I never was taught to improvise.  As classical musicians, we always …

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Feb 11

February=FREE T-Shirts!

With every violin, viola, or cello that you purchase during the month of February, we will send you our “Music Pulse” T-shirt for FREE! Plus, we are including a FREE CodaBow upgrade with each Anton Gerard Violin Outfit.  Visit our website for more special deals. Tweet

Dec 30

Kennedy Violins Celebrates 15 Years!

This month marks Kennedy Violins’ 15th Anniversary! 15 years ago, Joel Kennedy started Kennedy Violins in order to create a platform to provide high-quality instruments for his own string students, who often showed up at lessons with instruments  that were barely playable. What started off as a homemade webpage in the Pacific Northwest has grown into …

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Nov 11

Face to Face with Jeff from Kennedy Violins

Today we go all the way to the back of the shop and meet one of our luthiers on staff: Jeff Pomerantz.   Jeff is not only a talented luthier, he is also a very talented guitarist with a degree in Music Business.   Which means our customers can not only get quality string instruments …

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Oct 16

WINNER ANNOUNCED! Kennedy Violins’ 4th Annual Photo Contest

About 6 weeks ago, we announced our 4th Annual Photo Contest.  This year, we made a couple of changes to the format of the contest by using social media as a platform for the contest and the hashtag #orchestralife.  We also added a challenge.  If our Facebook page reached 1,000  likes by the end of …

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Aug 20

Photo Contest is BACK!

And, it’s better than ever! For our 4th annual photo contest, we wanted to shake things up a bit. This year, we have one theme:  Orchestra Life.  Yep, whether you are a beginner in a school program or a professional in a symphony, it’s time to knuckle down and practice, practice, practice.  We want to …

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Aug 12

Face to Face with Brandon from Kennedy Violins

Today, we hear from Brandon, one of the newest additions to our talented luthier department. 1. How long have you worked at Kennedy Violins? A few months…about five. 2. What is your favorite thing about working at Kennedy Violins and why? I am endlessly immersed in music. Whether it’s setting up instruments or listening to …

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Jul 24

Face to Face with Heather from Kennedy Violins

Today, we get to know Heather Case, a Kennedy Violins veteran! Heather started playing violin in the public school system in the third grade. She continued through college where she studied music education. Currently, she performs locally with groups like the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra and the North Oregon Coast Symphony. 1. How long have you …

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