Andrew Bailey

Violin, Viola Teacher

Andrew Bailey

SAA Member


Clarksville, TN
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Andrew Bailey graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance in 2017. While at Southeast Missouri State University, he studied under Dr. Brandon Christensen and Dr. Sophia Han. He co-taught and led Suzuki Group classes, Suzuki Youth Orchestra, and sectionals under Southeast Missouri State University’s Music Academy. Mr. Bailey is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Education from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN having studied with Dr. Emily Crane.

In Fall 2018, Andrew joined the Clarksville Youth Orchestra (C-YO), conducting the Melodic Orchestra. Mr. Bailey spreads the enjoyment of music throughout the community by regularly performing in community outreach events and summer programs in and around Clarksville, TN. He is also the founder and director of Suzuki @ Madison Street (2019), currently a Suzuki violin program at Madison Street Music and Arts Academy, and the creator of Strings and Things (2019), a free music program aimed at teaching children about different instruments and styles of music. He teaches individual/group Suzuki lessons, Suzuki group classes, and Suzuki parent education courses.

Mr. Bailey started pursuing Suzuki Teacher Training in 2017. He currently holds certification up to violin unit four studying with teacher trainers Amanda Schubert, Kathleen Spring, Edmund Sprunger, and Vera McCoy-Sulentic. Mr. Bailey is committed to his continuing education and research in the Suzuki Method to provide both students and parents with the tools needed to succeed. 

In addition to teaching, Mr. Bailey participated in the Southern Illinois Music Festival in 2017. He was also the administrative assistant and co-Music Librarian while participating in Festival Suoni d’Abruzzo in Italy for two years (2015, 2017). 

He regularly performs with the Nashville Concerto Orchestra. Mr. Bailey has also participated in masterclasses from Boris Allakhverdyan, David Halen, Brian Lewis, The Miro Quartet, and Liesl Schoenberger Doty. He is currently a member of the following professional organizations: National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA).