Rachel Wilhelm of BellaGeek is a singer, songwriter, skeptic, and scientist. Though life for Rachel has often burst at the seams with events of intense emotional magnitude, in some ways she feels that she has just begun to live. She considers music her first language, and uses it to inspire with riveting stories and neural illumination. Having wandered through love, loss, doubt, despair, hope, sickness, euphoria, and peace, her music will engulf your heart with thrilling gratification.
Rachel began playing the piano at age 6. Her love of music extended to singing at a young age, and she participated in choirs and vocal groups starting at the time she was 12 years old. She began writing music as a teenager, and after her sophomore year in high school at age 16, Rachel dropped out of high school and enrolled in college. She performed with music groups at Collin County Community College, and the University of North Texas. As a secular humanist, and professed atheist, Rachel has experienced an incredible journey from her Mormon roots in the southern bible belt of Texas.
During the day, Rachel manages her website design business and is pursuing a degree in Neuroscience and Cognition at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is currently a board member of the Dallas Songwriter’s Association, and lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and children.
Music is my attempt at reverberating my consciousness beyond the constraints of my existence. It is the encrypted code to my voice, my confessions, my plea, the imprinted memories of my brain.Take this piece of me and use it for good. -BellaGeek