Duchess Raehn was educated at the University of South Carolina with studies at the Vienna International Music Center in Austria. Her formal training grew from her parents’ realization she had the ability to duplicate almost any music she heard by ear. Throughout her childhood, she performed in various churches and schools in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.
Following her formal training, she moved to Hilton Head Island, SC, where she began entertaining professionally. Her career began in local night clubs and soon she became sought after as a solo performer. Duchess is well known throughout South Carolina where she performs for conferences and conventions, accompanies other performers in various venues, and plays at many churches and other Christian events.
Her career has also included performances at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, as well as several appearances for the Renaissance Weekend, a symposium which included guests such as international ambassadors and a sitting president of the United States. She is the "in-house" pianist for National Community Bible Study and the Teaching Director of the Hilton Head Day Class.
Duchess Raehn has arranged and produced four CDs, the first of which was “Be Still My Soul” in 2005, a collection of traditional hymns and worship music. In 2008, she assembled a collection of Broadway favorites called “Music of the Night.” “The Gift”, her third production is a compilation of her own arrangements of Christmas favorites. Duchess released her fourth cd, "SoulMate" , in 2011, which is a soothing compilation of favorite hymns. Duchess now lives in Bluffton, SC with her husband, Bob, and has four grown sons.