New England based pedal and traditional Scottish harpist, Rachel Clemente, has had a passion for music from the early age of five. She began her harp training as a student of the Suzuki method. In addition, she discovered her love of Scottish music through events and competitions held by the Scottish Harp Society of America and the Ohio Scottish Arts School. Her musical education then continued at renowned arts boarding high school, Interlochen Arts Academy.
In July of 2018, Rachel graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow with a bachelors degree in traditional Scottish music. She also won the title of U.S National Scottish Harp Champion in 2016.
Rachel gained Suzuki teaching certification and currently is performing and teaching students and workshops across the U.S. such as the Washington Area Folk Harp Getaway and the Ohio Scottish Arts School. She has a private harp studio as well as being an instructor at the Community Music School of Springfield, MA.