Brianna Simmons

Brianna S.

Los Angeles, CA
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About

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Brianna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 4 to 60

Teaching since:
January 2014

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 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 17 years, singing for 23, and playing piano for 19 years. I was a member of a recording and performing Chicago band, Oblio and Arrow, where I provided backing vocals and helped 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 8 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

Percussionist
Aug 2016 - Present
Cinema Scoring

I play percussion in a group/orchestra that plays the music scores written for various films, ads, and trailers.

Freelance Vocalist
May 2015 - Present
Independent Contractor

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

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.

Intern/Composer and Engineer Assistant
Jun 2016 - Nov 2016
Comma Music

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.

Vocalist/Aux. Percussionist
Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
Oblio and Arrow

Substitute Instructor
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
House of Music

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

Education

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

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Piano Proficient
Jan 2012
North Central College

Affiliations

BMI
Aug 2016

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Brianna S.

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Cover of "All I Ask" by Adele
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Quick samples of my vocals and compositions
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Crocheted infinity scarf

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Live in Studio recording of my band, Oblio and Arrow, back in November for our song Your Early Morning Resolve
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25 Reviews

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Jill Apr 26, 2017
Crocheting · Online

Very patient with me... I am what you call a true beginner...

Brianna L. Jan 17, 2017
Singing · Online

Sravani K. Jul 27, 2016
Knitting · Online

good

Karla Jun 23, 2016
Piano · In home

Really enjoyed my first lesson, can't wait for the next !

Tithi Jun 9, 2016
· Online

I have only taken one lesson so far...but she really explains tips to students; I am looking forward to attending the next lesson!

Karen May 17, 2016
Crocheting · Online

Brianna was awesome!!! She was patient and knowledgeable. Here lesson was just what I needed to jumpstart my new hobby. Thanks again Brianna for a job well done.

Chanda L. May 15, 2016
Classical Piano · In home

My daughter loves her lessons and looks forward to them each week. That to me is a sign that she is engaged and learning...what more can you ask for!

Rosa Maria Yoshida May 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

My name is Rosa yoshida!I have been lived in Japan!!!I january this year I went to LA to study a few days with Brianna!She is a excelent teacher and professional!!I liked to take lesson with her so much!!I really recomend her with you looking for a vocal teacher!!!!

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Anthony Grimes May 11, 2016
Singing · In home

She's the sweetest, most patient, and talented vocal coach I've worked with. Didn't know I needed one until exactly one session with her, and now I *need* her! Highly recommended.

Jazmin May 11, 2016
Singing · Online

She's great! Super patient and very unjudgmental.

Shavawn F. May 10, 2016
Crocheting · Online

Great experience!

Rhonda Mar 22, 2016
Singing · Online

Very patient and understanding! She was great 😀

Dana Mar 8, 2016
Piano · In home

Brianna was a great piano teacher! She listened to my goals and really helped me achieve them! She is extremely knowledgable, too.

Gabriel Feb 25, 2016
Singing · Online

Great teacher! I have never had a so clear explanation on how things work on our voices, both mentally and physically.

Thanks!

Michelle K. Jan 30, 2016
Piano · In home

Brianna is very patient and easy to learn from

Sara H. Nov 16, 2015
Singing · In studio

Very nice teacher

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
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Fabulous teacher. Fabulous person. Fabulous overall musician!

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!

Ikovo S. Jun 8, 2015
Piano · In home

Discovery of solfege. Professional. High level

Brianna L. Jun 8, 2015
Singing · In studio

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

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.

Melissa C. Jun 8, 2015
Singing · Online

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.

Elizabeth M. May 13, 2014
Classical Piano ·

Learning more and more each time.

Great teacher with young kids. Very patient with beginners.

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!

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