Rabia graduated from WWU with degrees in Psychology (B.A.) and Experimental Psychology (M.S.). She began playing music with local musicians and performing at many of Bellingham’s local music venues in 2007. She took piano lessons beginning at age 6, and in the past has accompanied high school choir in her hometown of Duvall, Washington, in addition to participating in classical recitals and concerts in the Puget
Ever since her life reoriented to music post-college, she’s been teaching students in her home, going on 8 years now. Rabia has experience working with beginning students ages 6 to 70 years old, and greatly enjoys teaching adults who have no prior background in music. She’s found her psychology background quite helpful for understanding the role of muscle memory, coordination, and attention in piano playing.