Rachel Madden is a flutist, private lesson teacher, and yoga instructor from Houston, Texas. After discovering yoga through a summer orchestral festival in high school, she began exploring the fruitful connection between musicians wellness and yoga.
As a flutist, Rachel completed her Master’s degree in flute performance at Texas Tech in May of 2021, where she studied with Dr. Lisa Garner Santa. Rachel served as instructor of record for the Yoga for Musicians course offering at TTU and as a teaching assistant for undergrad flutists. Rachel graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in flute performance from Baylor University in May of 2019 where she studied with Dr. Charlotte Daniel. As a performer, Rachel was a semi-finalist in the Texas Tech Concerto Competition and has received honorable mention in the Denise Jennings Competition during the Houston Flute Fest.
Rachel is a 200-hour certified Hatha yoga instructor and received her training at The Studio Waco in 2018. She has frequently held musicians yoga classes for peers and colleagues, and is dedicated to creating more opportunities for musicians to discover awareness, wellness, and ease through a yoga practice. Rachel is currently teaching yoga and flute in Houston, Texas.