Briana Nadeau

Briana N.

6 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA

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About Briana N.

Background check: Last verified 07/31/2015
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Briana teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2000

Overview

Briana teaches voice to all ages and all levels. She incorporates breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups, and ear training, into all lessons, as well as performance practice of a song from any genre of the student's choosing. Once the student masters the song, he or she also has the unique opportunity to record the song in Briana's home studio. Her philosophy is that lessons should be fun and productive and, therefore, all of her students have a great time, as well as learn a lot. :-)

Briana also holds a masters degree in English literature and has been teaching English for over 15 years. She is qualified to teach the following: English as a second language, creative writing, English literature, advanced essay writing, composition, and a wide array of others. She teaches at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels.

Briana has studied various vocal genres under a wide variety of coaches: classical, chamber, and pop voice; musical theatre voice and jazz, soul, R&B, and gospel technique at McGill University in Montreal. Briana also spent 10 years studying the classical Suzuki method of piano under Phyllis Kranz (Dover, NH), which helped to develop her ear.

Briana can be heard in commercials including the 2015 international campaign for Coca-Cola directed by David LaChapelle, the 2015 American Express campaign, backing Aretha Franklin on the legendary "Natural Woman," Maybelline's CS Creamy Mattes starring supermodel Adriana Lima, David LaChapelle's Smirnoff spot starring Amber Rose, the 2011 Fanta "Vision" campaign, and national advertisements for "Living Social." She also works frequently in film and television as a soundtrack contributor on numerous projects, including Disney's My Babysitter's a Vampire (2010) (TV), Image's horror anthology Chillerama (2011), and the science fiction film Devolution: Reckoning (2011).

With a unique blend of blues, pop and soul, Briana's immensely popular debut album GRANITE STATE (2009) led to a series of packed shows on the stages of the Sunset Strip, including House of Blues, Key Club, and the Whiskey a Go Go. Her follow-up album, "Armor" was released in 2011 to successful sales on Amazon, iTunes, and Rhapsody.

Briana has also been the featured guest performer at a number of prestigious private events: Dodger Stadium (anthem singer), The Molson Centre (anthem singer), The Whittemore Center (anthem singer), various Gubernatorial Galas, Inaugurations, and more.

Photos and Videos

Maybelline NY Color Sensational Creamy Mattes w/ Adriana Lima (Featuring Briana Nadeau's vocals)

Experience

Session Singer Sep 2012 - Present
VAMnation Entertainment

Briana sings for various projects like television commercials, television shows, and movies. More info briananadeau.com

Voice/Recording Teacher Jan 2010 - Present
BreeBiz Studios

Briana teaches voice to all ages and all levels. She incorporates breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups, and ear training, into all lessons, as well as performance practice of a song from any genre of the student's choosing. Once the student masters the song, he or she also has the unique opportunity to record the song in Briana's home studio. Her philosophy is that lessons should be fun and productive and, therefore, all of her students have a great time, as well as learn a lot. :-)

Private Tutor Jan 2005 - Present
Briana Nadeau

Briana holds a masters degree in English literature and has been teaching English for over 15 years. She is qualified to teach the following: English as a second language, creative writing, English literature, advanced essay writing, composition, and a wide array of others. She teaches at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels.

Education

Masters in Eng. Literature Sep 2003 - Jan 2005
University of New Hampshire
Bachelors Degree in Eng. Literature Aug 1998 - Jun 2002
McGill University
High School Diploma Sep 1994 - Jun 1998
Phillips Exeter Academy

Languages Spoken

French Limited Proficiency
Spanish Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Feb 2015
Sag-aftra

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Jan 2007
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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6 Reviews on Briana N.

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Deborah P. Jan 8, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Fun, Encouraging and Helpful!

Brianna was fantastic with my fourteen year old! She helped build up confidence, was very encouraging and made lessons fun. She uses a variety of techniques to teach singing skills including speech-level singing by Seth Riggs. I highly recommend her for beginners as well as for people looking to record a demo.
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Allison M. Dec 6, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Supportive, fun, and SO knowledgeable

I started taking singing lessons because I wanted to pick up another hobby, and Briana has helped me do just that. She is incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and supportive regardless of what your goals are. She makes the technical side of signing fun and enjoyable, something other teachers I have worked with have been unsuccessful at. Briana provides a positive and warm space to let loose in, and most importantly has reminded me that I don't always have to take myself so seriously. I highly recommend Briana to anyone who is looking for a teacher they can create a connection with, regardless of skill level because she can handle it all!
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Melanie A. Sep 19, 2012
Singing
Verified Student
Talented, understanding and fun!

I just wanted to take singing lessons for fun and to build up my confidence singing around others. Briana has taken my needs into account and has done a great job putting together lessons that fit my needs. She offers a very relaxed, soothing atmosphere that gives me the comfort that I need to be able to work on my goals. She is very talented as well, which helps me feel confident in her abilities to teach me what I'm looking to learn. Overall, she is a great singing coach and I would recommend her to anyone! :o)
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MarissaT Jul 24, 2012
Grateful is an understatement!

Briana has changed my life!! She is not only teaching me how to vocalize but she has taught me to embrace myself through this experience. For so long I allowed my passion to sing to be dormant; feeling inadequate in comparison to others. My goal was to always share good vibes & energy with others that look for inspiration through music. In my quest to do that Briana has inspired me to truly follow my heart. She has taught me to trust myself & not to hide. Just to be me:) With that said, if you are ready to get down to business & have an organic blissful experience in finding your voice...I say sign up with Briana now!! Blessings!*M
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AnnieK May 22, 2012
singing.

Briana is very professional singing teacher from the first lesson my 11 years old daughter learned a lot of singing technick and she liked her friendly and smily face, any kid will enjoy being with her.
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AnnaD Mar 26, 2012
Briana is amazing! She has given me so many helpful tips and techniques and she makes the whole experience incredibly fun. Her encouragement is invaluable. I couldn't recommend her more highly.