Beginning as a Suzuki teacher over 25 years ago, I appreciate and believe that any student
can learn to play the violin as they can learn their "mother tongue".  My teaching has evolved
through the years and I have continued to be a student of music through private music
lessons, workshops, personal study, earning my certification, adjudications and meeting with
my fellow colleagues. There is great variety in how each student learns, so I strive to be
flexible, patient, and creative. I also desire that my students will be able to decode music for
themselves and give them the tools to do so. A learning environment must be warm and
safe, therefore, I love my students and seek to communicate that in my teaching.

My performance experience includes American Youth Performs at Carnegie Hall (high
school), the Port Angeles Symphony, the San Ramon Valley Orchestra, and the Whatcom
Symphony Orchestra. Receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Bible/Christian Education, I became a
State and Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) and am a member of ASTA (American
String Teachers Association), WSMTA (Washington State Music Teachers Association), and
MTNA (Music Teachers National Association).

Please contact me at sambailey@juno.com
Emily Bailey
Lynden
Music
Teachers
Association