San Diego native Jarel Paguio 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. From corporate conventions to intimate gatherings, Jarel's versatility will put him at home in any performing situation.
In addition to his performance career, Jarel works as an instructor for Recreational Music Center, located in Liberty Station. As a music educator, he finds great joy in giving individual attention to students of any age, ability level, or style interest. Jarel holds a Master's degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Point Loma Nazarene University.