About Jessica Bailey
Get to know Jessica Bailey
Hello! My name is Jessica and I am classically trained professional violinist and violist with over 20 years of playing experience, currently based in Saint Louis, Missouri. I hold a B.A. in Music Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory, a Graduate Certificate from UMBC and am working on my M.M. in Music Education from Boston University School of Music. Music has been passion of mine since a very young age, so it was inevitable that it would end up being my career. Naturally, a love for teaching the wonders of music followed suit!
I've been teaching violin and viola professionally for over 12 years and am always encouraging my students to go above and beyond. My experience includes teaching private and group lessons at my private studio, students' homes, as well as at various music schools, summer camps and festivals. Advanced students have been awarded spots in All-State competitions, summer festivals and Talent Scholarships for college as well as admission at highly competitive Conservatories.
While I am a registered Suzuki teacher, I do not teach solely out of a certain method or "by the book". I choose and mold every lesson depending on specific, strengths, weaknesses, etc. If you are a more advanced, serious player, more intensive lessons and repertoire will follow suit.
I am comfortable teaching all ages and levels up to advanced. Use of games make learning the violin fun and accessible for young children. Older and more advanced students receive a more technical, intensive and advanced approach. Coaching and weekly help on school assigned materials (orchestra/string class music and homework) Classical, Jazz, and Fiddle styles are all introduced and studied to give students a rounded technique. Music theory (reading and understanding music) is incorporated in lessons. Repertoire is diverse and exciting. Various approaches for the visual or aural learner. Guaranteed to keep you or your child engaged and interested!