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Rachel Cabanilla-Sinnett

Contact Information
First Name
Rachel
Last Name
Cabanilla-Sinnett
Phone
(269)926-3492
Email Address
rcabanilla@sjschools.org
About Me
Title
Orchestra
Location
Upton Middle School
Teaching Grade
6th, 7th, 8th
Education Focus
Fine Arts
Biography



I have worked for St. Joseph Public Schools since 2002. I graduated from Andrews University with degrees in Music Education and Spanish, and completed a double masters degree in Music Education & String Pedagogy from Northwestern University. I've taught elementary and middle school General Music, fifth grade Spanish, 6-12 Orchestra, and high school Music Theory. Currently I teach 6th and 7th grade Woodwinds, and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade orchestras. Outside of St. Joseph schools I conduct the Encore Strings (through the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra), teach violin privately, and play violin and viola professionally. I am married to Sean Sinnett who is a professional violinist and violin/viola instructor.
My goal is to create an environment that fosters a love for learning. My personal teaching style is to nurture, inspire, and guide, allowing my students ample freedom to make their own choices and take ownership in the learning process.

School District Events

Monday December 16, 7:00 PM -
SJHS Choir & Orchestra Concert
Tuesday December 17, 7:00 PM -
Upton Choir & Orchestra Concert @ SJHS
Saturday December 21
Winter Break
Monday January 6
School Resumes

Events Calendar

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Updated 07/26/2019

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