Rachel Harland studied music as an undergraduate at The University of Manchester. As a postgraduate she trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and Flanders Operastudio. She also has an LRSM in vocal teaching. She has sung with opera companies including La Monnaie, Opera Holland Park and Carl Rosa Opera, working in Belgium, UK, Canada and the U.S. and has given solo recitals in Europe and Australia including for The International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and Flanders Music Festival. In addition to teaching at the International Opera Academy, Rachel is the director of Sing Salon, which organises singing events, groups and team building in Belgium and the U.K. Other educational work includes working as an English coach at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, teaching singing at Liverpool University and leading music and vocal workshops for Music in Prisons, Manchester International Festival and Aldeburgh Music.