Accordion at its Best

Rachel at Castaways

Photo by Dave Davies.

Rachel Bell is an accordion player, tunesmith, and music teacher from the wilds of Pennsylvania. She is in demand throughout the United States and beyond for concerts, contra dances, English country dances, French dances, and workshops.

Over a decade of musical travel has landed her smack-dab in the middle of some of her most exciting projects ever. A vibrant musical collaboration with Karen Axelrod, a rich and energetic new contra dance band called Seaglass, and a slew of French-focused music and dance adventures with Susan Kevra are just the tip of the iceberg.

In addition to a busy performance schedule, Rachel also offers creative, hands-on music classes for children from birth through the teenage years. For more information on Crab Apple Jam programs, contact

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