Piano & Music Theory Instructor
Kayla Parolini is a professional music educator and pianist. She has been playing piano since she was 9 years old and instantly fell in love with it. She began studying piano under the instruction of Barbara Libsch, later starting college at San Jose State University studying with Dr. Gwendolyn Mok to earn her Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Currently, Kayla is working towards her degree in the Credential and Masters in Education program at San Jose State University.
Kayla has played for numerous musicals, plays, and gigs around the area. She has played for musicals such as Peter Pan (2016), The Little Mermaid (2017), Little Shop of Horrors (2018), and Les Miserables (2019) for Golden Valley High School, accompanied their choir (2019), and has accompanied different instrumentalists and played in different groups at SJSU. She loves to accompany different instruments on the piano and play piano duets in her spare time (one of her all-time favorite piano duets is Mother Goose by Maurice Ravel). She has also served as a student assistant to a Performance Anxiety class (2022), learning different methods to help manage anxiety when performing, as well as has worked for SJSU’s music department tutoring music theory (2021-2023).
Kayla puts each of these experiences into her teaching toolkit to provide a safe, entertaining and supportive environment for each of her students.