Dr. Rachel Grimsby is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Illinois State University. Rachel has over fifteen years of experience teaching elementary general music. Her research interests include the professional development and collaborative needs of in service teachers and paraprofessionals, course work for undergraduates and graduate students in teaching music to students with disabilities, and music and language acquisition in students with language delays. Rachel is the co-author of three publications; First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk, Feierabend Fundamentals: History, Philosophy, and Practice, Conversational Recorder, and also has been published in the Orff Echo and the Journal of Music Teacher Education. Rachel is fully certified in Feierabend, Kodály, Orff, and holds GIML Elementary I and II certificates. She also is a teacher trainer for both and . Rachel is a member of AERA, AOSA, GIML, NAfME, ECMMA and is a founding member of FAME. She lives with her husband and two children in Bloomington, Illinois.