Brianna Simmons
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Brianna Simmons

Brianna S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
The piano is one of the most beautiful sounding instruments, and I want to help you achieve every musical goal you have with it. We will go over note recognition, scales. rhythm, technique, performance and more!

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 21 years, singing for 27, and playing piano for 23 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 an alto in the CalPhil Chorus in Los Angeles. 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!

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Alicia
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Posted Sep 6, 2019
Megan
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Super kind and patient while I stumbled my way thru the basics

Posted Sep 22, 2017
Glory
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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.

Posted Jun 27, 2017
Jill
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Very patient with me... I am what you call a true beginner...

Posted Apr 26, 2017
Brianna L.
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Posted Jan 17, 2017
Sravani K.
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good

Posted Jul 27, 2016
Karla
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Really enjoyed my first lesson, can't wait for the next !

Posted Jun 23, 2016
Tithi
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I have only taken one lesson so far...but she really explains tips to students; I am looking forward to attending the next lesson!

Posted Jun 9, 2016
Karen
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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.

Posted May 17, 2016
Chanda L.
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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!

Posted May 15, 2016
Rosa Maria Yoshida
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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!!!!

Posted May 11, 2016
Anthony Grimes
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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.

Posted May 11, 2016
Jazmin
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She's great! Super patient and very unjudgmental.

Posted May 11, 2016
Shavawn F.
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Great experience!

Posted May 10, 2016
Rhonda
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Very patient and understanding! She was great 😀

Posted Mar 22, 2016
Dana
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Brianna was a great piano teacher! She listened to my goals and really helped me achieve them! She is extremely knowledgable, too.

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Gabriel
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Great teacher! I have never had a so clear explanation on how things work on our voices, both mentally and physically.

Thanks!

Posted Feb 25, 2016
Michelle K.
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Brianna is very patient and easy to learn from

Posted Jan 30, 2016
Sara H.
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Very nice teacher

Posted Nov 16, 2015
Kevin
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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,

Posted Aug 8, 2015
Lisa

Fabulous teacher. Fabulous person. Fabulous overall musician!

Posted Aug 4, 2015
Jenna H.
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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!

Posted Aug 4, 2015
Ikovo S.
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Discovery of solfege. Professional. High level

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Brianna L.
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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

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Dante T.
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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.

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Melissa C.
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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.

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Elizabeth M.

Learning more and more each time.

Great teacher with young kids. Very patient with beginners.

Posted May 13, 2014
Brianna S.

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!

Posted May 12, 2014

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Experience

Alto
Aug 2018 - Present

CalPhil Chorus

Freelance Vocalist
May 2015 - Present

Independent Contractor

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

Music Theory Tutor
Nov 2012 - Present

Online Tutor

I help students 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.

Percussionist
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Cinema Scoring

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

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

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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