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Teaches Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Saxophone, Baritone

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Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Saxophone, Baritone

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Eric Bailey has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Henderson Stat University where he graduated with honors and a Mater of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. While in high school, Eric discovered that he could master multiple instruments and was performing on Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Oboe before high school graduation. Competency on the rest of the instruments was a natural result of intellectual curiosity at the collegiate level. This gives him a unique ability to bring more diagnostic tools to the lesson studio and facilitates teaching matching pitches with other wind instruments.

Eric was performing professionally at age 15 and doing studio recording session work by age 16 (Arkansas rules on high school eligibility were much more relaxed than in Texas.). In college he was part of the Collegians Jazz Band that toured the Caribbean entertaining the Armed Forces for USO. Eric directed bands in Arkansas, Missouri and at Highland Park Middle School here in Texas. he has been teaching privately since 1963. His students have been selected for All State Band in both Arkansas and Texas.

He is the author of The Eric Bailey Bagpipe method published by Neil Kjos Publishing Company in their Lessons with the Artist Series.

He has performed professionally for over 50 years and has played in Mexico, Panama, The Caribbean, Cuba and throughout the Continental United States.

Representative examples of Eric's professioal work include:

Performances with: Bob Hope, Liberace, Carmen Lombardo, and John Gary.

Performances under the baton of: Meredith Willson, William D. (Bill) Revelli, John Paynter, and Francias McBeth.

Performances for: British Royalty (Lord Montbatten, Lord Ian McColl/founder of Mercy Ships); Van Cliburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Steve Forbes; The Gucci Brothers; Pringles of Scotland, and hundreds of weddings and funerals.

Broadcast performances for: NPR, KNTU(UNT), KDBN(The Bone), and KFWR (The Ranch).

Performances at: The State Fair of Texas (annually), National Association of Homebuilders Convention, Readers Digest National Convention, Kraft Foods National Convention, and Dewer's Scotch North America.

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