Brianna Simmons

Brianna S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Brianna teaches: Ages 6 and 40
Teaching since: January 2014

Overview

Hi, I'm Bri! I'm a graduate of North Central College with a BA in Music (Emphasis in Composition and Percussion) and a minor in History. I absolutely love music, every single aspect of it. I want and love to make music a part of everybody's lives who want and need it. I want to help you with your musical needs. I have been playing percussion for 16 years, singing for 22, and playing piano for 18 years. I am currently in a recording and performing Chicago band, Oblio and Arrow where I provide backing vocals and help with the song arrangements. I also record vocals for different artists hooks, jingles, choruses, and entire songs (covers and originals).

History has always fascinated me. They way our world has developed and changed, and continues to evolve is amazing. Everything can be tied back to the past, and I feel it's important to take a look back, put yourself in that time, and really study how things were to help understand why things are the way they are now.

Crocheting and knitting are a couple of good habits/hobbies I picked up about 6 years ago. I sell scarves online and I'm always working on some sort of project. I will have you knitting and pearling with the best of them!

Music, history, crochet, and knitting....I'm your girl!

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Experience

Keyboardist and Vocalist Aug 2015 - Present
The Rock Czars

Freelance Vocalist May 2015 - Present
Independent Contractor

I record vocals in-studio or remotely for different artist and clients.

Vocalist/Aux. Percussionist Aug 2013 - Present
Oblio and Arrow

Custom Scarf Maker Nov 2012 - Present
Online Marketplace

I crochet and knit custom scarves

Music Theory Tutor Nov 2012 - Present
Online Tutor

I help customers with their music theory homework or problems

Freelance Composer/Arranger/Transcriber Jan 2012 - Present
Self Employed

I compose, arrange, and transcribe different pieces and projects for clients as an independent contractor.

Assistant Arranger/Orchestrator and Music Consultant Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
Red Glow Czar

I arrange and orchestrate the percussion part in various pieces within the musical, Red Glow Czar. I also consulate and look over the score.

Substitute Instructor Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
House of Music

I come in to sub voice, piano, and percussion lessons

Education

Bachelor of Science: Audio Production Jul 2015 - Present
Full Sail University
Bachelor of Arts: Music - Liberal Arts Track Sep 2008 - Mar 2014
North Central College
High School Diploma Aug 2005 - May 2008
Carl Sandburg High School

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Piano Proficient Jan 2012
North Central College

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9 Reviews on Brianna S.

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Kevin Aug 8, 2015
Drum · In home
I went to college with Brianna and we were in the same concert band. She is a highly skilled musician! She definitely inspired me to grow as a musician myself by helping me learn songs and being a great player/singer herself. After college I joined an originals band. After a time we needed another singer/percussionist/keyboard player. I immediately thought of her and she shortly joined after and was an amazing fit!

As a former band member of Brianna's I very highly recommend that you take lessons with her. She is incredibly helpful, positive, skilled, and a genuinely good person who is easy to work with.

Best of luck in your musical endeavors!

Cheers,
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Lisa Aug 4, 2015
Fabulous teacher. Fabulous person. Fabulous overall musician!
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Jenna H. Aug 4, 2015
Singing · In studio
I've been playing music with Bri for quite some time! As an experienced musician, I've also been able to learn from her! Any student of hers is lucky!
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Ikovo S. Jun 8, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Discovery of solfege. Professional. High level
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Brianna L. Jun 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Brianna is so sweet and very helpful. She is easy to learn from because she's very patient, which you don't always get with teachers. I feel I have improved a lot since working with Brianna
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Dante T. Jun 8, 2015
Crocheting · In home
I wanted to make scarf for my cousin's birthday, but I didn't have any training and the crocheting books were intimidating. Bri was patient and knowledgeable with her instructing. Now my cousin has a beautiful scarf.
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Melissa C. Jun 8, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Brianna is very patient with my two girls. She is a very good teacher and I have really seen an improvement with their singing. They are more confident now than when they first started.
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Elizabeth M. May 13, 2014
Classical Piano
Verified Student
Learning more and more each time.

Great teacher with young kids. Very patient with beginners.
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Brianna S. May 12, 2014
World History
What I didn't know

I felt I had a good grasp on Modern history until my eyes were opened to facts that I did not know existed. Wonderful illustrations, and organization and research. Wonderful lesson. Can't wait for next session!