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About Eric Bailey

Eric Bailey
Eric Bailey
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Plano, TX
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: BM Ed, Henderson State University; MM, Southern Methodist University Study with: Seumas MacNeill, Founder College of Piping, Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. John MacAskill, Master Piper; Paul Klipsch, founder, Klipsch Audio Technologies; Jack Frazier founder, Frazier Loudspeakers. Eric is a member of The American Federation of Musicians, IEEE (Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers) and has been listed in the International Who's Who in Music and The Dictionary of International Biography.
Performance Experience: Professional @15 Studio Musician @16 USO musician@20 Played in Mexico,Panama,The Caribbean,Cuba, USA First Call, AFM. Recording Studio Call Musician, Jagger's Studio; Goodnight Studio Performances With: Bob Hope, Liberace,Carmen Lombardo,John Gary,The Three Suns,Meredith Willson For: Lord Montbatten, Lord Ian McColl; Van Cliburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Steve Forbes, The Gucci Brothers Radio Broadcast for:NPR,KNTU, KDBN,KFWR At: State Fair of Texas,Denton Jazz Festival,Dewar's Scotch Bagpiper
Teaching Experience: Directed bands in Ark,Mo, Highland Park in Texas. Chairman of Curriculum Council, Music for HPISD Co-Founder SMU Performance Clinic Author:THE ERIC BAILEY BAGPIPE METHOD Students have accomplished: 1stChair H. School All State-Tx THE FIRST AND ONLY THREE TIME 1st CHAIR ON THREE DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS TEXAS ALLSTATE MUSICIAN 1stBand H.S.All State-Tx Ark 1stChair H.S.All Region-Tx, Mo 1stBand H.S. All Region-Tx, Ark, Mo 1stChair M.S. All Region-Tx 1stBand M.S. All Region-Tx, Ark, Mo
Teaching Philosophy: ERIC PROVIDES TIME PROVEN, STUDENT CENTERED, RESULTS ORIENTED, AFFORDABLE LESSONS.

Get to know Eric Bailey

Eric began his musical career on clarinet as a 4th grader. His skill level was so advanced that he was promoted to the high school band as an 8th grader. By age 15 Eric was performing professionally and was a professional recording studio musician by age 16. By age 18 Eric was a proficient clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and oboe player. In undergraduate school he majored in flute and received a full scholarship (Tuition, Room and Board) for playing jazz saxophone. (His major instrument in graduate school at SMU was flute with a minor in French Horn.) At age 20 he was part of the Collegians Jazz Band that toured the Caribbean entertaining the Armed Forces for USO. Eric has directed bands in Arkansas, Missouri and at Highland Park here in Texas. He has been teaching privately since 1963. He has a Masters Degree in Music from Southern Methodist University. 

He is the author of THE ERIC BAILEY BAGPIPE METHOD published by Neil Kjos Publishing Company in their LESSONS WITH THE ARTIST SERIES. Eric has performed professionally for over 50 years and has played in Mexico, Panama, The Caribbean Islands, Cuba and throughout the Continental USA. He has been a member of The Highlanders, a North American Championship Bagpipe Band and Principal Flute for multiple National Championship Concert Bands. He is currently a professional performing musician as well as a private wind instrument instructor at Music &Arts in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Eric Bailey teaches at:
701 N Central Expressway Suite 200
Plano, TX 75075
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