Meet Our Instructors

Michael R. Gagliardo

Rachel Sherrod – Violin/Viola

Rachel Sherrod is Gadsden native. Mrs. Sherrod began playing violin through the strings program offered by the Etowah Youth Orchestras  and continued through the June Moore Bugg Prelude Strings, Etowah Youth Symphonic Orchestra, and Etowah Youth Symphonic Honor Strings. After graduating high school, Mrs. Sherrod continued her studies at Jacksonville State University. She served as concertmaster for the Etowah Youth Orchestra and the Jacksonville State Community Chamber Orchestra. She holds a B.A. in Music from JSU. Mrs. Sherrod continues to play in the local area and with the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Opera Theatre, and local community players. She has served as the Assistant Conductor and Orchestra Manager for the Etowah Youth Orchestras.
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