Panayiotou Music

Panayiotou Music

5.0 (14)
3 hires on
11 years in business

About this pro

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 freelance solo work. I have played ukulele both in hobby groups and professional bands.

I like to stay lighthearted and enjoy the music making process. A little humor always helps. I enjoy getting to know my students and what makes them unique! Some of my hobbies are being a pet mom, taking care of houseplants, knitting, and cooking.

I am LGBTQA+ friendly and affirming of all.

Please contact me with any questions you may have. My schedule has openings for both in-person and online students.

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Norman, OK 73069
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14 Reviews


  • Kendra

    Rebecca is a very organized and contentious violin teacher. She is excellent at teaching children from a variety and ages and skills level.

  • Cherry Mays

    Rebecca Panayiotou is a skillful instructor and a caring mentor. She sees potential in her students and challenges them to develope life long skills through their art of music. She is flexible and willing to meet each of her students' individual needs. She is supportive of her students' families and is genuinely interested in the students' interests and well being.

  • Jamie Vaughn

    Rebecca has been my daughter's violin instructor of over two years now. My daughter started lessons at the age of 8 and had no experience with music lessons. Rebecca was very patient, and helped her get comfortable with reading music, and slowly built on the progress made each week. She is very patient and kind, which is important since my daughter is a bit of an introvert and needs help coming out of her shell. Over two years later, my daughter is doing so well, has learned and grown so much, and even decided to take up another instrument. I would highly recommend Rebecca if you are looking for a strings instructor. You can tell she enjoys teaching and has a love for music, which she shares with her students!

  • Jim Hansford, PhD

    My experience with Ms. Panayiotou at Oklahoma Baptist University as a performer and teacher has been nothing short of superb. Her dedication to her profession, whether it’s teaching violin in a studio or performing with an orchestra, is loyal and highly focused. Her skills as an outstanding and versatile violinist undergird her pedagogical skills while teaching students in her studio. Ms. Panayiotou always exhibits a cordial and cooperative attitude whether dealing with colleagues or with students. It’s a pleasure to recommend her without any reservation.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We will discuss the student's musical background, ideas and goals.  For a beginner, I can direct you as to where to rent or purchase an instrument and supplies such as tuners, shoulder rests, and straps.  For someone with experience, I will have you play and work from the level you have achieved.  This process will be different with each student.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Timani Training in movement and anatomy for Musicians, 2021

O'Connor Method Certification, 2021

Music Together Teacher Certification, 2015

Bachelor of Music Performance, Stetson University 2012

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30 minute weekly lessons - $120/month

45 minute weekly lessons - $170/month

60 minute weekly lessons - $220/month

What types of students have you worked with?

5 years old and up.  Adult students welcome.  I have experience working with special needs students. I am certified as an early childhood educator as well.