Degree: BFA Musical Theatre - The Boston Conservatory
Location: Culver City, CA
“Performances ranged from good to excellent, and Boston Conservatory is clearly doing something right in its training. Among the best was Raquel Sandler, who sang "A Little Bit in Love" with a fine voice and real sense of presence.”
Boston Pops Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
At: Symphony Hall
Performance & Teaching reviews
"A Making her SVCAC debut is Raquel Sandler, who teaches voice in West L.A. Sandler is a powerhouse as Tracy Turnblad, as good a performer as any you might see, with a rafters-reaching voice and great comic and dancing ability. Sandler wins you over with the first notes of her opening number, "Good Morning, Baltimore," and never lets up."
~Simi Valley Acorn
"Raquel Sandler successfully premiered her cabaret gig @ Sterling's Upstairs @ Vitello's Sunday July 11 to a packed house. This outstanding singer/character actress picked tunes that not only show off her tremendous range as a vocalist but as a comic actress as well."
Wow. Raquel Sandler has taught me so much about my voice as an instrument.
Raquel teaches voice for both singers and speakers. I started taking lessons with her to work on my breath support and speaking style for a TV gig. Immediately, we got to work with singing exercises (which actually changed the way I support my breath when I speak).
Raquel is supportive and upbeat in her lessons. Her home studio is a very relaxing place, so it doesn't feel like work at all. She emails me after each lesson with a reminder of homework and setting up the next session with her is a snap!
I would recommend Raquel to anyone who wants to work on their voice, or anyone who wants to learn about the instrument they carry with them all the time.
~ Raina S
I took lessons with Raquel for about 5 months, and in that short time I noticed an enormous difference-- both in the quality of my sound, and in how comfortable and confident I feel when I sing.
The lesson itself is relaxed and enjoyable, and the techniques Raquel teaches are extremely helpful. She offered specific feedback that instantly made a world of difference to my sound, as well as teaching me longer-term techniques that continue to improve my voice.
Raquel couldn't be more encouraging; she really set me at ease when I was anxious at the prospect of singing again after years of "retirement". I wholeheartedly recommend studying with her!
~ Alice C.
The only thing Raquel does better than TEACHING how to sing, is singing! And she plays a better piano then my last voice teacher too. Now I get coaching on my song, performance advice, AND technique. So bummed she's moving away! ~ Chris A.
Raquel is a wonderful singing teacher! She has a bubbly personality and does a great job encouraging the student. In the few months that Sarah has been taking lessons, Raquel has really boosted her confidence and her voice has blossomed. We look forward to spending more time with Raquel!