Rachel Baljeu Bio

Rachel Baljeu

B.Mus., M.Mus.




Since arriving in Calgary in 2014, Rachel Baljeu has been active as an accompanist and private piano teacher. She keeps busy with a variety of jobs including playing for the Amici String Program, the choirs One Accord and Mount Royal's Arietta, as well as other vocalists and instrumentalists for local festivals, recitals and exams.

Ms. Baljeu graduated from Michigan State University with Master of Music degrees in both Piano Pedagogy and Collaborative Piano. Her teachers included opera conductor and pianist Alan Nathan for collaborative piano, and Deborah Moriarty and Derek Polischuk for solo piano. She received her Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University, where she had the invaluable opportunity to study piano pedagogy with Helen Marlais, and piano with the esteemed collaborative pianist Mark Markham.