Kenny Baik

Kenny B.

Suwanee, GA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My objective as a teacher is to ensure I am positioned to motivate students to develop their careers in music and also in critical thinking — to ensure students establish a connection with their audiences through live performances and meet the requirements of professional musicians in the current musical climate.

My approach to private lessons builds from two principles: creative thinking and application. To that end, I explicitly incorporate questions for the students in my lesson plan. I encourage students to ask questions and help them to solve the problems themselves.

About Kenny B.

I believe in private lessons and I’ve been teaching since 2004 and this is what I learned from my previous students. To learn effectively and efficiently, you have to practice and find your way to get better every practice session. I will teach you how to become an artist, saxophonist, musician, and be a great music teacher.
Are you ready to get better at your instrument? Then, you are at the right place!

Kenny has performed at such distinguished American venues as the Mansion at Strathmore, Johns Hopkins University’s Shriver Hall, the Peabody Institute’s Griswold Hall, Friedberg Hall, Goodwin Hall, as well as appearances abroad in Seoul Arts Center, Lotte Hall in South Korea, and Seoul Yamaha Artists Concert Hall. He performed across the country with orchestras and ensembles including the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Song Orchestra, the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, and Seoul Peabody Alumni Orchestra.

From 2004-2007, as a member of the Marine Corps Band in Quantico, Virginia, he performed more than 150 concerts per year; major performances include 2007 Super Bowl XLI, Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington D.C, Columbus Day Parade in New York City, and “Hail to the Chief” for the President George W. Bush. In addition, he is serving in the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band as a principal saxophonist.

In addition to his accomplishments as a concert artist, Kenny has established himself as one of the sought teachers in Virginia and Maryland. Recently became a faculty member at Northern Virginia Community College where he teaches applied saxophone and clarinet, and directs the NOVA Loudon Jazz Ensemble.

Kenny is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in the studio of renowned saxophonist, Gary Louie. His teachers have included Sgt. 1st Class Doug Earlenbaugh, Dr. Kenneth Fischer, Dr. Stephen Fischer, Dr. Joseph Wytko, and Dr. Connie Frigo. Kenny holds a Master's degree in Performance from the Peabody Institute; he earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia.


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Asmita A.
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I had my first lesson with Kenny. He is very easy to work with and very accommodating with scheduling. He explained the concepts very well for a beginner level learner like myself.I think I have found a fantastic tutor in him and hoping to continue this journey.

Posted Feb 6, 2020

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Saxophone Instructor
Sep 2019 - Present

Local Community College

Kenny B. Director of Jazz Ensemble; Saxophone & Woodwind Instructor Language, Arts, and Social Sciences Division

Dec 2003 - Dec 2007

The United States Marine Band

The Quantico Marine Corps Band is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps. The band is comprised of a ceremonial band and concert band equipped to provide musical support as directed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region-MCB Quantico. In addition, the band maintains a number of small ensembles, including a brass quintet, woodwind quintet, rock/show band, Dixie-land band, and jazz combo. With an authorized strength of one officer and 50 enlisted Marines, the band has performed at many recognized civilian events; including the Super Bowl XLI Pregame Show, the 9/11 Memorials at Carnegie Hall and the Town Arts Theatre, Times Square, the Macy’s Thanksgiving and Columbus Day Parades in New York City, numerous consecutive appearances at The Virginia International Tattoo, and the Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The band has also performed at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center overlooking Ground Zero. The band’s mission is to provide musical support that will encourage community relations, enhance troop morale, and promote the Marine Corps recruiting program through its demanding performance schedule.


Doctor of Musical Arts
Sep 2016 - Present

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Master of Music
Sep 2012 - May 2014

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University



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