Jessica Bailey

Violin, Viola Teacher

Jessica Bailey

SAA Member


Ballwin, MO
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My name is Jessica and I am classically trained professional violinist and violist with over 20 years of playing experience and 10 years of teaching experience, currently based in Saint Louis, Missouri. I hold a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Shenandoah University, a Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Music Studies from University of Maryland Baltimore County and am completing my Masters of Music Education Degree from Boston Univeristy. 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 now 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.

I started my music studies at the age of 7. Lessons and orchestra were literally the highlight of my childhood. I ended up attending the Baltimore School for the Arts for high school where I was names a Maryland Distinguished Scholar of Music, and went on to study in Virginia, the U.K., Maryland, and work towards my Master of Music Education degree online. After graduating, I focused on performing with various orchestras in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC area, as well as managing and performing in a professional string quartet until I decided to teach full time.

I have also attended many teachers workshops in order to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to work with any and all types of students, including those with ADD and FAS.

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. Various approaches for the visual or aural learner. Guaranteed to keep you or your child engaged and interested!