Upcoming shows

july 2017

2jul9:30 am- 10:30 amRachel Collis @Balmain Uniting Church

22jul7:00 pm- 9:00 pmRachel Collis with String Quartet @Humph Hall

september 2017

1sep7:00 pm- 10:00 pmRachel Collis @House Concert, Newcastle

8sep7:00 pm- 10:00 pmRachel Collis and Band @Eastern Lounge

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Why Courage Is Better

Last week I had the privilege of seeing Felix Riebl, band leader and lead singer of The Cat Empire, perform as part of a larger concert for NSW Public Schools. I was rightly impressed, to say the least, by his incredible songwriting and musical skill. But I was not as...

Unconscious Creativity

A friend recently loaned me a book of writings by Buddhist monk and teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. I had been sharing with her the difficulties of life as a freelance musician, that I frequently feel pulled in a million different directions, and that I find it difficult to...

"Nightlight" album launch @Foundry 616

Here are some photos taken by Nathan Theobald at the “Nightlight” album launch on October 31st at Foundry 616. Enjoy! Limited offer! Enter your details to receive three of Rachel's songs. Download now! You have Successfully Subscribed! Recent Posts Why...

"Did you do that by yourself?!!"

We say it to children all the time. First they’re riding in Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development. Then the training wheels of scaffolding are gone and they’re on their own. “Did you do that all by yourself?!!”, we exclaim. No doubt it was said to us all as children...

To thine own self

The other day I was catching up with an ex-colleague of mine. We hadn’t seen each other in quite some time and after covering the usual candidates (babies, work) the conversation steered itself towards the content of my masters thesis. It’s been a year since I...

Why I never became a music teacher

I have never desired to be a music teacher. During the 6 years I worked as a high school German teacher it was not uncommon for friends and acquaintances to assume I taught music. Since leaving teaching I have dabbled in the music education world, assuming roles of...

“A welcome jolt back to the time of… Carole King and Joni Mitchell”

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