Kevy Bailey began studying clarinet at age 11 and made her solo debut playing Weber's Concerto No. 1 in F minor with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. She received a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance at Michigan State University, where she studied with Dr. Caroline Hartig, and a Master's Degree from Indiana University, with Professor Eli Eban. At the IU Jacobs School of Music, she performed with the New Music Ensemble, served as Principal Clarinet in the Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of the IU Wind Ensemble.
Kevy was fascinated with clarinet pedagogy from an early age. In high school, using the tools she had learned from her own private teacher, Erin Roesch, she began teaching her younger friends in the clarinet section. Ever since, she has been developing and nurturing her own teaching philosophy for young players based on a combination of pedagogical techniques taken from her many mentors.
In the fall of 2020, Kevy returned to school to pursue her Teacher Certification in Music Education from Butler University. She hopes to start teaching elementary general music or middle school band in the fall of 2022!
Kevy resides in Brownsburg, Indiana. She maintains a studio of private clarinet students while performing regularly with Danville, Lafayette, and Carmel Symphony Orchestras.