Megan Bailey is a classically trained musician, and has played the violin for over 30 years, and the piano for 35 years. Megan's earliest memories center around the piano. Her parents are both classical pianists, and taught piano in their home studio when Megan was a child. Eager to join in the fun, Megan began piano lessons at the age of three. When she was seven years old, she began violin lessons. From that point on, there was no holding her back!
Megan studied at St. Mary's College of Maryland, specializing in violin and piano performance. She retained the title of Concertmaster throughout her schooling. Megan has studied with world-renowned talents Jose Cueto and Norma Davidson. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, and has toured through much of Europe, including Austria, Germany, and France. Megan has performed within the Fort Worth Symphony program, the St. Mary's Chamber Orchestra, the Prince George's Symphony, and the Tidewater Ensemble.
Megan Bailey has taught in the Charlottesville area since 2010. In addition to her private studio, Megan has served as rehearsal assistant for the Junior Strings Ensemble, and as a strings teacher for the Nelson County String Education Program. She recently accepted the position of Treasurer for the Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia (YOCVA), and chair of the Community Outreach Committee of YOCVA. Under her training, students learn to hear the harmony in relation to melody. Young or old, beginner or advanced, Megan guides and encourages students to enjoy the instrument they are playing. Her philosophy is to make music fun, which in turn inspires a love of music in students of all ages.