Rebecca Panayiotou has performed as a violinist for eighteen years. She is proficient in a range of musical styles, from orchestral and chamber music to improvisation and fiddle. She has performed throughout the central Florida area, and her studies have taken her from NY to Alaska and Italy. Ms. Panayiotou is the Principal Second Violin of the OBU/Shawnee Community Orchestra, and has also been concertmaster of the OU Civic Orchestra. She plays fiddle with her two musical projects, Open Prairie and Kind Couple.
As an instructor, Ms. Panayiotou has taught private lessons in New Smyrna Beach, Florida; Shawnee, Oklahoma; and Norman Oklahoma. She is well versed in teaching group classes, having conducted for the Stetson University Community School of the Arts in DeLand, FL and having run her own Summer Violin Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma for the past three years. She currently teaches violin lessons at Imagine Music and Arts in Norman.
Ms. Panayiotou holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from Stetson University, where she studied with Routa Kroumovitch. She continued with post baccalaureate studies at OU with Hal Grossman. Ms. Panayiotou has performed in master classes for Haratoune Bedalian and Renata Knific. In 2015, she received her teaching certificate for Music Together, which has allowed her to specialize in Early Childhood Music.