Reiko Bailey

Reiko B.

Jupiter, FL
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Hello! I have a Master of Music in Music Education degree (Piano concentration) and have over 20 years experience to as a piano teacher, as a certified Yamaha System Instructor in Tokyo and New York City where I specialized in teaching children’s piano. I recently moved to Jupiter and am currently available to teach students of any age. Let's enjoy learning piano together!

During the course of out lessons, I will help you and/or your children discover your hidden musical talents, learn to play your favorite pieces, and cultivate a life-long love of music!

About Reiko B.

Mrs. Bailey has been teaching piano and performing as a pianist for over 25 years. She holds a Master's degree in Music Education and two Bachelor's degrees in both Classical Piano Performance and Jazz Performance. She is certified as a Yamaha Education System Specialist and has taught piano and music theory to children and adults in both Japan and the U.S.

Born and raised in Japan, Ms. Reiko started learning piano when she was 3 years old. She is a graduate of Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, where she received a B.M. In Classical Piano Performance. She worked as a piano accompanist for the SGI Fuji Choir and as a forte piano player at the Min-On Music Museum in Tokyo.

Ms. Reiko taught at the Yamaha Music School in Chiba, Japan, for 10 years and is a certified Yamaha Education System music teacher. She periodically attends Yamaha education conferences for teachers where she continues to learn new ideas and techniques on teaching piano to beginners and how to make learning music fun.

In 2007, Ms. Reiko moved to New York and studied jazz under Garry Dial, Ray Gallon, Mike Holober, and Helen Sung. She graduated from the City College of New York in 2011 with a B.F.A. In Jazz Piano Performance and earned an M.M. In Music Education from William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2016.

In New York City, Ms. Reiko has performed at Apollo Theatre, Prospect Park Bandshell, Perk's, and many other venues. She also works as a piano accompanist for choir concerts at Midtown West School (P.S.212) and the Churchill School and Center and more. In addition to her private students, Ms. Reiko teaches at Florentine Yamaha Music School.

She moved to Florida and has been teaching since 2017, and recently performed at West Palm Beach City Hall at the opening session for Tony Kolens' art exhibition. Additionally, she also works as a piano accompanist for choir concerts and works with some professional musicians. Her current oldest student is 88 years old, and the youngest student is 3 years old.

Mrs. Bailey loves teaching piano to all ages and enjoys learning and having fun together with her amazing students!

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Stephen C.
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Fine job.

Posted Dec 6, 2018
Mikal B.
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Abra has truly enjoyed starting piano lessons again and Reiko is helping foster a love for music!

Posted Oct 9, 2018
Abra B.
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Mikael loves every lesson with Reiko and can’t wait for the next week!

Posted Oct 9, 2018
Ab
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Mikael thoroughly enjoyed her first piano lesson ever! Reiko was so patient and kind. Her homework assignments have been a joy for Mikael!

Posted Sep 29, 2018
John & Juanita
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Ms.Reiko taught our eight-year old son Carlos piano for over a year. She was enthusiastic, responsible, and totally focused on his continual improvement.

Posted Aug 22, 2018

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Experience

Piano Teacher & Area Manager
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016

Piano School of NYC

Taught 2-60 years old students both private and group classes at public schools in New York City.

Education

Master of Music in Music Education (Piano Pedagogy)
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

William Paterson University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

City College of New York

Bachelor of Music in Classical Piano Performance
Apr 1994 - Mar 1998

Musashino Academia Musicae

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Yamaha System Music Teacher's Certificate
Aug 2013

Yamaha Music Company

Awards

Dean's List
May 2008

City College of New York

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