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

Jul 18

WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Kennedy Violins’ 3rd Annual Photo Contest

Back in May, we announced Kennedy Violins’ 3rd Annual Photo Contest.  By the end of the contest, we saw more entries than ever before!  Our judges needed extra time to deliberate, but they have finally chosen the winners! Performance Category With so many good entries, we’d be remiss to not highlight a few Honorable Mentions.  …

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Jul 16

Face to Face with Liz from Kennedy Violins

Today, our ongoing “Face to Face” series introduces us to, perhaps, one of the most diversely gifted members of the Kennedy Violins team, Liz Lambson. Liz Lambson: string bass player, artist, luthier, and writer–and somehow she plays all these roles at Kennedy Violins! She grew up in Colorado Springs, studied music and English at Brigham …

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Jul 01

Face to Face with Travis from Kennedy Violins

This week, we will feature one of the newest additions to the KV team, Travis Chapman. Travis is a freelance violinist based in Portland, OR who began playing the violin at the age of eight in the Portland public school string program. Recently, he has completed his Bachelor’s degree in music performance from Portland State …

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Jun 24

Face to Face with Joel from Kennedy Violins

Today, we are continuing our “Face to Face” series by featuring the man, the myth, the legend: Joel Kennedy. Joel is the Founder and President of Kennedy Violins.  He has played viola and violin for over thirty years. He attended the Eastman School of Music in New York, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in …

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Jun 14

Face to Face with Elizabeth from Kennedy Violins

We are all musicians and teachers here at Kennedy Violins, so when you call or come to the store, we are happy to talk with you about which instrument to buy or explain repairs to you and, we will gladly give you music lessons and host concerts, but we don’t often get to talk about …

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Jun 05

Making Music at M.I.T.C.H. Charter School

Every once in awhile, there is a collective sigh at Kennedy Violins when we hear of yet another school orchestra program being cut.  A few months ago, however, we were thrilled to get a call from Cami Galloway of the band, Virginia Real.  She was in need of violins to use for a workshop at …

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May 28

Kennedy Violins’ 3rd Annual Photo Contest

In just a few days, our 3rd annual photo contest will begin.  There are three categories for participants to enter: Performance, Artistic, and Humorous.  One winner will be chosen from each category receiving $50 in store credit.  A grand prize winner will be chosen, overall, receiving a $200 in store credit.  The winners will also …

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Mar 26

Music Theory Basics Part 4: Scale Degrees

This is the last installment of Music Theory Basics.  Why?  Well, beyond this you are getting into more intermediate and advanced concepts of music theory.  Even this entry is pushing the limits on what is “basic,” which is why I strongly recommend taking sometime to review the previous three entries before reading this one. In …

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Feb 22

2013 Poetry Contest…WINNER Announced!

This year, our entrants really brought their A-game!  It was difficult for the judges to come to a decision, but a winner has finally been announced!  The winner is Elizabeth Ryan and her poem “The Beauty of Music.” A well worn case sits on a shelf, its surface framed with dust. Its leather covering is …

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Jan 28

Poetry Contest is Back!

Last year, we asked our readers to submit a poem about how much you love music or playing music.  The outpouring of prose was lovely and we felt all warm and squishy despite the harsh Pacific Northwest winter weather we experience each year.  Well, the temperature is dropping and the need for poetic verse is …

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