Hi! I’m Bailey, and I’m so glad you want to get to know me.
I am a small town singer and educator who is building a big city career!
What inspires me to keep dreaming and doing: opera, my pup (Alma Bean), children, anything that is done with commitment, love and care, and days off :)
Throughout my life I have been a student and teacher of many different disciplines. My education and experience run deep and wide. In 2010 I earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado, and since then I have formally studied classical, jazz and musical theater vocal technique and pedagogy with. For the last decade I have designed and implemented vocal music education programs in public schools and non-profit organizations across the state, helping hundreds of students young and old step into their power as legitimate musical artists. Five years ago, I decided I was done feeling hopelessly stuck in a job that drained me and left me so dried up that I had nothing left to give to my singing career. I decided to take action and align my life with my passions and curiosities and since then I have immersed myself in my own music business, learning about social and email marketing, networking, and business management strategies in order to grow my own singing business, music coaching programs and voice studio to a point where I am fully supporting myself as a professional musician.
I am here to show the world that the arts are a powerful and vital part of the human experience, and that we all need to engage our creative gifts in order to be happy, healthy and make a contribution.
Teaching and singing are my gifts, and I feel extremely blessed to be living a life dedicated to these two things (but I am also living this life ON PURPOSE!). I believe that if more people had the courage to create and share their personal artistic gifts it would cause a Neo-Renaissance and our collective mind would explode with innovative solutions to all of the problems we are currently facing, and we would be empowered to take action. The world CRAVES the authenticity and unique offerings that each and every one of us have to give, and I work to draw that out of people and encourage them to share through my own singing and teaching.
I teach people how to sing, launch a profitable music business, create and share, incite change, make an impact and be courageous.
I teach private voice lessons and music business lessons online from my home in Rio Rancho, NM. I coach emerging professional and pre professional singers in my signature coaching programs, Make Money with Music. I am the booking manager and lead singer for the Bailey Barnes Jazz Combo. I also perform classical and Musical Theater repertoire in my own self-produced concerts, as well as at Fort Lewis College, with the Durango arts organization 3rd Avenue Arts, and with the University of New Mexico, where I am currently getting my Master's degree in Vocal Performance and a minor in Arts Leadership and Business.
I live with my husband and our beloved pets, Alma and Bea. I love to read, watch television and movies that inspire me, be outside, eat food that was made with care and love, have drinks with friends, play ukulele, and grow plants.
"Bailey has opened up a whole new realm of singing. I was not aware that I had half of the capability that I am starting to realize I have through our lessons."
"Recording vocals is usually a point of stress for me for many reasons, but having a plan for rest allowed me to focus on the work instead of worrying about my sound or stamina. It turned out to be my favorite, most efficient vocal session so far..
Thank you again for making the most stressful part of my creative process tolerable! It really means a lot to be working on my voice for real, and with a great teacher at that."
"When you invest in lessons for your child, you want to know they are getting the teachers well-trained expertise. We feel Bailey models professionalism, honesty, and a true desire to teach correct technique."
"I started working with Bailey at a time in my life when I felt lost creatively...
I am leaving our work together with a new found confidence in singing...an idea to expand my business that feels achievable and a clear vision of a life that feels rich and exciting to me.