About the Artist
Alyssa Reynolds (b. 1992) is a steel pan artist/tuner, painter, and percussionist based in Madison WI. She studied percussion performance under the instruction of Dr. Kieth Lienert and the University of Wisconsin- Platteville from 2010-2015.
Reynolds currently plays in multiple local ensembles including Madison's own homegrown steel pan ensemble Panchromatic Steel and folk/rock group Shotgun Mary. Alyssa also regularly collaborates with local musicians such as Celtic harpist Matt DeBlass and marimbist Eric DeLos Santos.
With a passion for new music, Reynolds participated in the 2018 International Music By Women Festival in Collumbus MS by Performing Alexis Lamb's vibraphone piece "The Yellow Wallpaper." Alyssa also regularly works with new music composer Zachary Büchner.
Most recently, Reynolds has taken her passion for steel pan to the next level and has started an apprenticeship with master builder/tuner Steve Lawrie with the intention of becoming a nationally touring steel pan builder and tuner herself.
In addition to music, Reynolds prides herself on being a self-made local artist. Working with primarily latex acrylic paints on canvas her pieces are most recognizable by textured layers and metallic features.
In 2018 she was the featured artist at Bos Meadery November- December and was the July 2019 featured artist at Mother Fools Coffee House. Reynolds is currently featured at Funk Factory Geuzeria September- October 2019 and will be featured at Working Draft Brewery October- December 2019.
*Reynolds also offers a variety of music lessons. For more information please send your inquiry here.*