Music Theory Lessons
Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate
About Brianna S.
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 19 years, singing for 25, and playing piano for 20 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 am currently a member of Trip City Lights, an LA local funk/soul band, where I provide lead and backing vocals. I also record vocals for different artists hooks, jingles, choruses, and songs (covers and originals). I have also composed/arranged various pieces for ensembles, bands, vocal groups, choirs, plays, musicals, commercials, etc. I've worked with folks locally in LA, and all over the world. I love what I do!
History has always fascinated me. The 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 10 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!
Speaks Spanish, English
Teaches students 4 to 60
Teaching since 2014
Super kind and patient while I stumbled my way thru the basics
Brianna was a great teacher for my child.
She was encouraging and positive. She
tailored lessons to fit the range, talent and
interest of the student.
I would recommend her strongly.
Very patient with me... I am what you call a true beginner...
Really enjoyed my first lesson, can't wait for the next !
I have only taken one lesson so far...but she really explains tips to students; I am looking forward to attending the next lesson!
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.
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!
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!!!!Show More
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.
She's great! Super patient and very unjudgmental.
Very patient and understanding! She was great 😀
Brianna was a great piano teacher! She listened to my goals and really helped me achieve them! She is extremely knowledgable, too.
Great teacher! I have never had a so clear explanation on how things work on our voices, both mentally and physically.
Brianna is very patient and easy to learn from
Very nice teacher
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!
Fabulous teacher. Fabulous person. Fabulous overall musician!
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!
Discovery of solfege. Professional. High level
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
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.
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.
Learning more and more each time.
Great teacher with young kids. Very patient with beginners.
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!
I play percussion in a group/orchestra that plays the music scores written for various films, ads, and trailers.
I record vocals in-studio or remotely for different artist and clients.
I crochet and knit custom scarves
I help students with their music theory homework or problems
I compose, arrange, and transcribe different pieces and projects for clients as an independent contractor.
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.
Oblio and Arrow
House of Music
I come in to sub voice, piano, and percussion lessons
North Central College
Carl Sandburg High School
Fluent / Native Proficiency
North Central College