NiCa studio was founded by Suki Bailey (B.A., M.F.A.), an internationally successful pianist and instructor. The name, NiCa, is a portmanteau of her two daughters' names, Nicole and Cassandra, who inspire her every day.
Suki took her first piano lesson at four years old, and a lifelong passion was born. Since then, she has enjoyed a rich career as an internationally-renowned concert pianist and teacher everywhere from Seoul to Ashgabat to Washington, DC. She taught as an assistant professor at the National Conservatory of Turkmenistan. Supremely adaptable, she has performed in world-class concert halls and taught in children's homes. Now, she teaches piano fundamentals, advanced piano performance, and composition in the greater northern Virginia area and remotely. Suki has devoted her life to helping aspiring pianists of all ages find their inner music. Let her help you find yours.