Bailey Wantuch is a passionate pedagogue looking to expand online music learning during the COVID-19 crisis. She has been teaching remote violin lessons via Skype for over two years with successful results.
Chicago native Bailey Wantuch’s musianship and teaching artistry has brought her around the world, most recently to Austria, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, and Switzerland. Notably, she has appeared at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival, the International Music Workshop & Festival, and the Arosa Music Academy: Masterclass at the Highest Level. She has also attended prestigious festivals in the USA such as Madeline Island Chamber Music and the Northwestern Summer Violin Institute. Wantuch is the violinist for the chamber ensemble Quatuor Æternum, founded in Germany in 2019. Locally, she is a member of the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago and the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to performing, Wantuch is a passionate and devoted pedagogue having taught at schools worldwide including Cuerdas Frotadas (Chile), La Escuela Superior de Música de la UJED (Mexico), El Sistema Kenya, and the Des Plaines School of Music (USA). She is dedicated to social justice through music education and in 2019 completed the Global Leaders Program, a year-long certificate program for socially-minded musicians and teaching artists spanning the globe.
Wantuch holds a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and a Master of Music from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Her former teachers are Blair Milton of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Violaine Melançon of the Peabody Trio. In the context of chamber music, Wantuch has worked with members of the Casal Quartett, Vermeer Quartet, Dover Quartet, Lincoln Trio, Peabody Trio, and Zodiac Trio. She is currently continuing her education as a participant in the unique Academy O/Modernt and will pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at McGill University starting in the fall of 2021.
Bailey is patient and thorough in all of her lessons with my daughter. She finds ways to make difficult techniques fun and has a high standard of expectation with out being harsh. She has a knowledge and a talent that is evident in her teaching. I would recommend her to anyone hoping to master the violin or explore playing as a hobby.
Bailey is a great teacher! Very detail oriented which I want, and she's passionate about teaching well. She cares about her student's improvement!
Convenient no travel required. Our instructor is great, she works around technical difficulties and violin tuning issues. Would highly recommend online classes.
Bailey is a great teacher. I'm an older adult learning the violin and after a month and a half of lessons, she has already helped me improve my playing. Bailey is observant, insightful, and very receptive to the needs of the student. I highly recommend her.
My teaching style, although informed by the Suzuki method, is holistic. Every student follows a different course of materials based on their own goals with the instrument, physical and mental needs, strengths, and weaknesses. Some common elements discussed with all students are left hand efficiency, ergonomic positioning of the bow arm, historical performance practice, and interpretation. I owe much of my teaching inspiration to my own former teachers.
Doctorate of Music in Performance (McGill - will start 2021)
The Global Leaders Program, 2019
Master of Music - Violin Performance (McGill University, 2019)
Bachelor of Music - Violin Performance (Northwestern University, 2017)
$60 - 1 hour
$45 - 45 minutes
$30 - 30 minutes
I started teaching violin lessons as a high schooler. I received formal pedagogy training at Northwestern University under the guidance of Stacia Spencer.
I have worked with students from 3 years old to retirees, beginners to advanced, and just-for-fun to serious.