Reyna Pannell is a classically trained violinist and vocalist. She currently studies music at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received the 4-Year Nettie Gordon Scholarship. She did not come from a musical background, but her family both appreciated and supported the arts.
Reyna began taking violin lessons at the age of five, where she was taught using the Suzuki Method. She continued her violin studies throughout Elementary and Middle School and went on to attend Baltimore School for the Arts in 2008. There, Reyna studied theory, music history, and ensembles – including choirs. During her time there, she participated in three of the annual Side-by-Sides with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Reyna was also an assistant teacher at the time in an Inner City Program at Baltimore School for the Arts called T.W.I.G.S. where she gained experience with teaching beginner piano classes, music literature, ensembles, and private lessons.
Since February 2015 Reyna has been teaching private lessons professionally, with teaching styles varying from classical to jazz to pop/rock music. She performs jazz, rock, contemporary, and pop around the Maryland, D.C and Virginia Area.
Reyna believes that every student has a vision and a goal. She wants to help them achieve it using technique and theory, but keep the students’ interest by customizing each lesson for each individual student.