Welcome!

Hello! My name is Reiko Bailey. I am a professional pianist and piano instructor. 

I have a Master of Music degree (Music Education in Piano Performance) and have over 25 years experience to as a pianist and a piano teacher, as a certified Yamaha System Instructor in Tokyo and New York City where I specialized in teaching children’s piano. I moved from NYC to Jupiter in 2017 and am currently available to teach students of any age. Current youngest student is 3.5 years old, and the oldest student is... 90 years old! 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! 

I can help my students to: 

Develop an appreciation for classical, jazz, or popular piano music

Perfect their ear and transcribe what they hear

Learn to read sheet music

Practice good form and proper technique

Express themselves creatively through their own music

My lessons typically range from 30 minutes for young beginners, 45 minutes for intermediate students, 1 hour and longer for BAK prep, music exams and adult students depending on the age and experience of the student and include guidance for self-study between lessons. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in learning piano! 

Looking forward to studying piano together! :)

Also, if you are looking for a pianist for an upcoming event like a private party, weddings, accompanist for your auditions & exams, gigs, birthday party, etc. please feel free to contact me. 

Thank you!

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About Ms. Reiko

Ms. Reiko has been teaching piano and perform as a pianist for over 25 years. She holds a Masters degree of Music Education, and two Bachelor's degrees of both Classical Piano Performance and Jazz Performance. She is a certified as a Yamaha Education System Specialist and has taught piano and music theory for over 25 years in both Japan and the U.S. While she lived in New York, she taught private lessons and group lessons at daycares, Montessori schools, public schools (NYDOE), Columbia University Pre School, She also worked as a Uptown/Bronx district manager at Piano School of NYC and manage afterschool programs. Her students passed the music auditions with high scores for Tokyo College of Music in Japan, Kaufman Special Music School, Manhattan Music School in New York City, and BAK school in Florida, and her disciple have won awards in many piano competitions.

She started learning piano since she was 3 years old. She has studied classical piano performance at Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, Japan. She also worked as a forte piano player in the Min-On Music Museum in Tokyo. After years of studying and performing classical music in her native Japan, Ms. Reiko moved to New York City to study jazz at The City College of New York and then completed her Master of Music degree in Music Education for Piano Performance focusing on Piano Pedagogy and Arrangement at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Ms. Reiko has studied classical piano with Mariko Honda, and jazz piano with Helen Sung, Garry Dial, Ray Gallon, and Mike Holber. 

While living in New York City, Ms. Reiko performed at the Apollo Theatre, Prospect Park Bandshell, Perks, and many other venues. She also works as a piano accompanist for choir concerts and recently Ms. Reiko performed at West Palm Beach City Hall at the opening session for Tony Kolens' art exhibition. 

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

     

 

Fall 2024 Registration

Hi everyone!  We are in Summer semester and I am managing the schedule Fall semester. Looking forward to seeing you soon~!

New York Trip!

After scheduling all the summer semester and finished fall registrations, finally I had my summer break!! I traveled to NYC last weekend to see my online student, friends and musicians. Even though it was a last minute notice, everybody made…

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Spring Home Recital! June 1st, 2024

One of the students couldn't make it for the spring piano recital. He has been practicing so hard… After one week, we set up a private home recital and he made it!! He played “Fur Elise” and “Ballade Pour Adeline”…

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Spring Online Piano Recital 2024!! May 19th

Thank you so much for such a wonderful year! Online students have been practicing so hard! All the students performed challenged pieces. So proud! Really improved!!  This time, students from Florida, Virginia, New York City, Boston, and Japan joined!! In…

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Spring Recital 2024, May 18th: 3rd set

The 3rd set of Spring Recital 2024!  A student who attended the first recital ~ advanced students are performed. Piano Guild Audition students were also awarded at the awards ceremony! 

Koinobori Metronome!

Are you practicing with a metronome? On May 5th, the metronome App was changed to Koinobori screen! Koinobori, meaning “carp streamer” in Japanese, are carp-shaped windsocks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no sekku, a traditional calendrical event which…

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Merry Christmas!

I saw a lot of big & beautiful Christmas trees at my students' houses!  Happy to see the ornaments that I gave my students at the Winter Recital! :)  I have been very busy and not feeling well since Thanksgiving…

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