owner & piano TEACHER
Kristin White was born into a family who loves music. Some of her earliest memories are making music with her siblings. After many years of taking piano lessons and participating in a number of competitions, she pursued a Music Education degree at Northland International University in Wisconsin. If it weren't for the Lord's guidance and her parent's sacrifice and encouragement throughout her musical journey, she wouldn't be where she is today.
She has taught private, semi-private, and group piano lessons, as well as composer classes for the last 15+ years. In 2017 she transformed her in-home piano school into what is now known as Panharmonic Music Studio. Kristin is passionate and motivated to spread her love of music to the local community.
piano & Guitar TEACHER
Erik Nagaoka began taking piano and guitar lessons when he was in elementary school. He studied piano with a classically-trained Russian instructor at Gray School of Music in California, and later attended Saint John's University in Minnesota where he received a Minor in Music.
He has performed in jury performances for faculty and students, jazz ensembles and participated in several local bands. Aside from teaching piano and guitar lessons for Panharmonic Music Studio, Eric enjoys writing original compositions and collaborating with other musicians.
Nate Bauers has lived in Chesapeake for over 20 years. He married the love of his life, Jana, in August 2016 and they live in Chesapeake right near the Panharmonic Studio. Nate and Jana both have both been playing piano since they were teenagers.
Nate was trained classically and studied piano for 7 years at the VA Beach Music Academy, and he loves playing music from movie scores, pop songs, and recently has begun to love jazz. He loves seeing people of all ages enter into the joy of making music, and he and Jana are really excited to be part of the Panharmonic family.
Gary JuJu Garlic
drum, piano, and guitar teacher
As a young percussionist, Gary Garlic came to Hampton Roads in 1988 majoring in music at Norfolk State University. After leaving college to pursue a career in music, he is privileged to perform for a living since 1994 when he was hired as a drummer at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Gary’s career grew to include cruise ships and tours, sharing the stage with the Temptations, Chris Vadala (from Chuck Mangione), Najee, gospel legend Albertina Walker, James Brown, Ricky Smiley, Danny Glover, Jasmine Guy, Russell Simons, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tim Reid, and Donna Summer.
Rebecca Moss is Navy brat, Navy wife, and new mom. She has lived in five states, so far, and considers Hawaii to be her home state. She moved to Virginia Beach in 2011 to attend university, where she met her husband, Andrew. After school, they moved to Pensacola, Florida for pilot training, and eventually returned to Norfolk, VA for Andrew’s first duty station.
Rebecca spent seven years studying piano and spent many of those years serving on her church worship team, as a keyboardist. She loves mentoring beginner students and helping new piano players discover their unique sound. Rebecca is thrilled to be a part of the Panharmonic family.
Joelle Doriani fell in love with music growing up, studying piano through her grade-school years, and singing in church bands, choirs, at open mics, talent shows, and of course, in the shower. In high school, she started taking classical voice lessons with Teresa Moyer, a Curtis Institute grad and seasoned teacher. Outside of the formal voice and piano lessons and AP music theory homework, she started writing her own songs — and never stopped.
Joelle graduated from Eastern University in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition/Electronic Music. She has been commissioned to write music for a theater production, church ensembles, marketing videos, podcasts, and an instrumental producer. She has performed and worked with other musicians and she has taught private music lessons in voice, piano, guitar, production, and songwriting since her senior year of college.
Joelle loves to equip students with all the music basics and help them discover where they shine — whether it’s beautiful and confident solo-singing, meticulous mastery of a piano piece, or passionate creativity and courage in song-writing. She is excited to join the Panharmonic studio and come alongside people of all ages and walks of life as they grow in their musicianship.
In her spare time, she loves reading, climbing trees, writing poetry, lifting weights, experimenting with makeup and fashion, and participating in her church’s worship team and small groups.
Russell White trained in classical guitar through high school and college. He has played various styles of guitar over the last 15 years including classic rock, pop, and funk. He loves studying the “why” behind styles of music and is always looking to engage with a new style or genre.