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 about a year now with successful results. She can also tutor in basic music theory and music history.
Chicago native Bailey Wantuch is an active musician around the world and has recently performed in Chile, Mexico, Kenya, Germany, and Switzerland. She has appeared at the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in France, the International Music Workshop & Festival in Germany, 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. Upcoming international performances include a fall 2020 tour of the Netherlands as a member of Quatuor Æternum performing Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Locally, Wantuch is a member of the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago and the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, and will be premiering new classical compositions by students at the University of Chicago through Chamber Concerto Project.
Wantuch completed her Bachelor of Music at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and her Master of Music at 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. In recent years her ensembles have received great recognition, including first prize in the 2017 McGill Chamber Music Competition.
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 has taken an interest in social justice through music education and recently completed the Global Leaders Program, a year-long certificate program for socially-minded musicians spanning the globe.
We have been having lessons online for my 2 children aged 12 and 14. Bailey is very professional with her lessons and has a dedicated approach together with an appropriate firmness that keeps the children motivated and enjoying the lessons. She is good natured and very comfortable to work with.
Baily is an amazing teacher. She has worked at our school in the past. She is excellent at teaching both beginner and advanced students as well as kids and adults. You would be wise to take lessons with her.
First we will evaluate what you already know, then work from there. If you have a school curriculum you're working on, we will continue that path. If you are seeking more independent learning, we will design a course of action based on your individual needs and interests.
The Global Leaders Program, 2019
Master of Music - Violin Performance (McGill University, 2019)
Bachelor of Music - Violin Performance (Northwestern University, 2017)
I started teaching violin lessons in high school to some younger students and they did really well once they got into high school. My formal music pedagogy training came during my undergraduate degree when I took a Suzuki pedagogy course. This involved formally learning to teach violin and observing lessons.
I have worked with students from 3 years old to 50 years old, beginners to advanced, and just-for-fun to serious. I also have some limited experience with Autistic learners.