Bailey Grineage is an accomplished musician and creative educator. She began her study of music at the age of five taking piano lessons in her hometown of Dresden, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Music Education with Honours from the University of Toronto (2017) and is currently pursuing an advanced specialization in Early Childhood Music Education from Ryerson University and the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as a Masters of Arts in Music Education from the University of Toronto. She also holds a diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as additional certifications in Suzuki Piano, Kodály, and Orff pedagogies.
Drawing from over a decade of teaching experience and continued schooling, Ms. Grineage strives to inspire a life-long love of music in her students through a holistic approach to music education. She believes that studying and experiencing music fosters growth in everyone regardless of age, but is an especially passionate supporter of its positive impact on young children.
Outside of teaching Smart Start classes at the RCM, Bailey is an active studio teacher in many neighbourhoods throughout the city of Toronto. She also is a freelance collaborative pianist specializing in beginning/intermediate strings accompaniment.
Bailey is a proud recipient of the Donna and Robert Wood Scholarship Award (The Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario, 2019) as well as the Clementina Sauro Memorial Award (University of Toronto, 2016), and the Arthur Plettner Scholarship (University of Toronto, 2014).
When she's not teaching or making music, you might find Bailey cuddling her cat, sipping chai tea, or playing a tune on the concertina.