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"Baeilou" names Mia Pixley's cello, as well as her baroque-folk, blues, and (sometimes) jazz inspired musical project. An Austin, Texas native, Mia is a cellist, composer, singer and songwriter whose music explores aspects of community, the mind, caregiving and the natural world.

Mia holds a professional studies diploma in cello performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Jennifer Culp. She currently studies cello/composition with Mark Summer. Mia also practices as a psychotherapist, with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from CUNY Graduate Center in NYC.