San Diego native Jarel Paguio began taking up the piano at the age of 8, continuing lessons through his years in college. He has been a part of the RMC staff since 2011 and finds great joy in nurturing a creative space for students of any age, ability level, or style interest. Jarel also works as a solo pianist for weddings, corporate events, and private parties. He has also performed with several musical acts since his teens, including indie-rock outfit The Young Wild, whose music has been featured on television networks such as ESPN and The CW. He has also recorded with producer Matt Wignall, who has worked with acts such as The Fling and Cold War Kids. Jarel especially appreciates the variety found in playing locally, enabling him to exercise his jazz, rock, and classical background.
Jarel Paguio holds a masters degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Point Loma Nazarene University.