Rebecca Panayiotou
Norman, OK
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Rebecca Panayiotou

Rebecca P.

Norman, OK
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! I am a violinist with over 20 years of performing experience and ten years of teaching experience. I have had the opportunity over the years to study with many brilliant teachers who have passed on their tools and philosophies to me. I have also in turn taught many students from a variety of backgrounds and abilities, from beginners to self-taught to those preparing for collegiate auditions. I work with 20+ students each week, both online and in-person. I offer private lessons for beginners through advanced violin, and beginner ukulele.

My goal in teaching is to enable students to become critical thinkers and gain confidence in their playing. As often as possible, I involve the student in music-making decisions. Playing music is a creative endeavor. It's important that the process of learning music is enjoyable and stimulates the mind.

At the same time, I am passionate about providing training in the fundamentals of technique so that students can experience true ease of playing. My aim is to give my students the tools they need to succeed in their own unique musical path, whatever that may be.

I hold a Bachelor of Music Performance in violin and have an extensive background in orchestral and solo settings from symphonic orchestra, chamber orchestra, church bands, bluegrass and old time bands, string quartet, piano trio and more. Some of my current professional work includes playing violin with the Oklahoma Chamber Symphony. I play both blues/fiddle and ukulele in my

About Rebecca P.

Thanks for checking out my teacher profile. With an emphasis on musical creativity, solid technique, and a whole-body approach, my lessons are designed around the student as an individual. I would love to talk with you about your goals for your lesson, whether it's to help with an upcoming audition, learn a new style, or simply improve your current skills. I'll be a patient and reliable mentor who gets to know you on a personal basis.

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Brandi
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Rebecca is exceptional. My daughter is 10 and Miss Rebecca’s easy and comfortable attitude put my daughter to ease right away. She engages well and my daughter always leaves practice excited about their lesson.

Posted Oct 5, 2021
Joanna
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I am enjoying taking violin lessons with Rebecca! She knows so much about the violin and always takes time to answer all of the questions I have. Often she will play different pieces with me and it has helped me to know the timing and how the song or scale should sound. She is very kind and easy to talk to but she also knows how to show the areas that need to be worked on. She plays the violin beautifully and I am learning a lot from her.

Posted Oct 2, 2021
Joan
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Ms. Panayiotou's empathy for her students and her love of her craft are evident in her teaching style. Her dedication and skill, not only to music, but to tailoring lessons to the individuality of each of her students sets her apart from other teachers. She's not a task master that uses rigid method, but teaches skills through level-appropriate music that engages her students on an individual basis.

Posted Sep 29, 2021
Kerry Swalley
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Rebecca has really been a fantastic instructor. I have no experience with any musical instruments. In my case the old saying of you can't teach an old dog new tricks is false! She's helped me do something I never thought I could achieve. With her guidance and consistent encouragement, I am learning a new art. I will be playing more confidently and proficiently in no time on my ukulele. She's definitely earned all 5 star's!

Posted Sep 28, 2021

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Experience

Strings Department Director
Oct 2014 - Present

Imagine Music and Arts, OK

• Teach private lessons to students, ages 5-up • Develop curriculum for Chamber Music Classes and coach groups, Summer Strings Workshop

Adjunct Professor of Violin
Aug 2012 - May 2014

Oklahoma Baptist University

• Teach private lessons to prep and college students

Education

Bachelor of Music Performance - Violin
Aug 2009 - May 2012

Stetson University

Certifications

O'Connor Method Certification
Jan 2021

Mark O'Connor's New American School of String Playing

Training in Creative String Playing, including Improvisation and styles including Ragtime, Fiddle, Jazz.
Certified Music Together Teacher
Mar 2013

Music Together LLC

• Study research-based curriculum to learn how about music milestones in infant through toddler • Learn a variety of movements, songs, and instruments to introduce songs to families

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