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Rachael was first bitten with the composing bug once she’d graduated from university. She saw her first orchestral commission performed in 2011, and she was lucky enough to be able to conduct the orchestra as well.

Since then Rachael has been writing many educational pieces, available from Roo Records Music as well as other exam boards. She also works on more contemporary styled pieces for ensembles of all shapes and sizes.

Rachael is known for her ability to blend different styles to create music that is hauntingly beautiful and yet powerful in its message.

In 2012 she won a commission with the Donne in Musica foundation to tour Italy with one of her solo saxophone works and has been shortlisted for numerous compositional awards.

Rachael is always looking for new collaborations – if you are interested in creating new music then do get in touch.


“Rachael Forsyth has arranged a beautiful piece of music for me… It is perfectly suited for my instrument and ability. I feel therefore she has captured the essence of something which was previously inaccessible to me. She has done this with enthusiasm and great dedication. Thank you!” A.U

“I have been a pupil of Rachael’s for the last three years, finally realising my childhood dream of learning to play the piano. Rachael wrote me a piece of piano music – Andante Tattoo – as a gift for my 30th birthday last year to celebrate me having my very first tattoo!
In the piece, Rachael has captured exactly the type of music I enjoy playing. The key signature, the tone, the articulation – the whole arrangement reflects the styles I have grown to love throughout my lessons with Rachael. I have worked with Rachael to develop the dynamics for this piece and this has really helped me develop as a musician.
I was so touched that this piece has been written with me in mind. It is very special and I love playing it.” M. P. – Pianist

“A fantastic piece called London Town Blues composed by our saxophone teacher Rachael Forsyth. Rachael is very skilful at creating great sounding compositions for ensembles of children which maximise their abilities. Many of the children in the ensemble are only beginners, yet they were able to join in with a polished, professional performance.” E.P. – Assistant Head