About Bannerdale Music

Rachel Atkinson
BA (Hons) QTS Cert GSMD (P)

Rachel is a trained primary teacher and pianist, she currently shares her time between home instrumental tuition, conducting choirs and leading whole-class music teaching in schools for Clifford All Saints CofE Primary School  & Sheffield Music Hub

Rachel offers tuition in piano, flute, recorder, clarinet and saxophone as well as accompaniment work.

She achieved the Bishop’s Chorister Award (RSCM) at Norwich Cathedral in 1996 & the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Recital Certificate in Piano Performance in 1998 before leaving Norfolk for university in Sheffield.

Current Conducting Posts: 

Musical Director of Waldershelf Singers (from 2015)


Musical Director of Millhouse Green Male Voice (from 2017) Choir


Musical Director of the V&A Ensemble (Chamber choir) (from 2022)


Emily, her daughter joined Bannerdale Music as a student teacher in Sept 2021. She completed her grade 8 flute in the summer term of 2021, and is working on her diploma this year beguns her university studies in Biomedical Science. She currently plays with the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra on both flute and piccolo.  Lessons with Emily are at a discounted rate for 2022-2023 of £10 per lesson, and available on Zoom / real life depending on term time location.

Any questions, do get in touch: