Art Bailey first started learning to play the piano at the age of 5. A decade later he was teaching a wealth of students from all ages and abilities. His students were regularly entered for examination and achieved 100% pass rate with merit or above. Art also gained proficiency on the piano-accordion, french horn and guitar, playing in many environments ranging from solo recitals to competitions to brass and wind ensembles. Additionally, he has worked as a keyboard player, lead guitarist, bassist, vocalist and drummer in a variety of bands, performing both original songs and covers.
Art comes from a background of science and engineering, studying Chemistry at UMIST and later gaining his doctorate in analytical science from Manchester University in 2010. He then worked as an engineer in the field, travelling internationally for 5 years before deciding to pursue his passion in music full-time.
Currently, Art is working towards taking the dipABRSM in piano performance, receiving direction from Andrew Wilde. Meanwhile he has set up a home studio for music production and recording under the banner of Artemus Studios. He is currently a student at SSR in Manchester where he is studying Music Production and Sound Engineering, taking modules in studio production and mastering and sound for film, games and TV. He is also in the process of learning the violin and the bandoneon – a rare free-reed instrument that is synonymous with the Argentinian Tango. Art receives lessons from Julian Rowlands, the UK's premier bandoneonist who is regularly heard on TV and radio including BBC TV "Strictly Come Dancing". Art recently performed the Double Concerto by Astor Piazzolla at the Royal Northern College of Music.
You can see and hear Art live as part of Los Firuletes; a duo of classical guitar and accordion/bandoneon providing tango and gypsy jazz music. Art also deputises as accordionist for the Rubber Duck Orchestra. He is also the jazz guitarist for the Manchester Big Gay Big Band.
Artemus Studios is a home-based music studio in Manchester that is set up for recording soloists and vocalists as well as music production.
The acoustically treated room provides opportunity for excellent dry recordings and is a suitable environment for mixing tracks. Affordable recording opportunities are available for solo instrumentalists, singer/songwriters, voice-over artists and actors.
Midi controllers offer real-time processing for efficient workflow whilst mixing and automating controls
The studio is set up in particular for producing epic filmscore soundtracks for film, animation, and advertising, or for groups wanting to add that symphonic layer. A large collection of samples libraries are available including titles from EastWest Quantum Leap, ProjectSAM, and Native Instruments.
Artemus Studios has collaborated with artists all over the world and works closely with a number of other studios, including established film composer, Jon Brooks
LocationLessons are given from Art's studio in Chorlton. For those unable to travel, Skype lessons can be arranged if you have access to a webcam and are able to position it in view of your piano/guitar
30 minutes - £15
60 minutes - £25
Monthly - £80pcm