Rachel Sherry studied at Birmingham University followed by postgraduate vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She was an ad hoc member of the BBC Singers and London Voices. She worked in the fields of baroque opera and contemporary music as well as seeking out more unusual repertoire. A strong interest in traditional music inspired her to take up the harp, and for many years she toured a one-woman show accompanying herself on a variety of harps.

She has been a member of AOTOS for over 25 years now. Initially she specialised in working with drama students and teaching singing for several university music departments. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. More recently, most of her work is with under 18s. She has taught singing at Junior Guildhall for over 20 years and she was named on the Royal Academy of Music’s honours list in May 2018. She is currently Head of Vocal Studies at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire as well as examining for the LCM.