Bailey Cook (they/them) is a passionate teaching artist in the Twin Cities metro-area, who holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education from Iowa State University. A previous Assistant of the Ames Children’s Choirs, they, along with Dr. Christian Svec, presented meta-analysis research on music aptitude at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition in Graz, Austria in 2018. Bailey continues to use these findings to guide and adapt their teaching for students’ individual needs. After graduating summa cum laude from Iowa state, they moved to Minneapolis to teach elementary general music. Bailey also teaches voice, piano, and early childhood music lessons through Medina School of Music in addition to their own private studio. They incorporate creativity and flexibility into their studio structure. Their teaching philosophy includes elements of technique (what kind of technique?) ear-training, music theory, movement, and a variety of repertoire. Bailey strives to meet students where they are and build upon their strengths and weaknesses.