Raquel began serving as the BMC’s Education Programs Artistic Director during the 2010-11 academic year after a year as Co-Dean at the Music School. She received her Master’s Degree in Music Teacher Education from the Autonoma University in Madrid, Spain, after she graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid on Piano; Solfege, Theory, Transposition and Accompaniment; and Pedagogy. Her interest in piano education brought her to the British Suzuki Institute in London, England, where she studied with Caroline Gowers and received her Certification as a Suzuki Piano Teacher. Raquel is certified by both the European and American Suzuki Associations, and has taught at the BMC Music School since 2003. Raquel also currently serves as the Education Programs Curriculum Director at the Brattleboro Music Center.