"Believe in the impossible and don't limit yourself" speaks to the heart of visionary, Brian Simmons. After 10 years of teaching general music, band and chorus classes in the public schools, Brian set his sights on changing the way people experience learning music. Together with his wife Nicole, they spent a year and half of praying, researching, and planning to open a music school with a focus on providing quality education. They met businesswoman and music educator Rosalind Thrift based in Sydney, Australia who introduced them to her curriculum and system of teaching. It was a perfect opportunity.
In 2008, Music Schools International, Peachtree City in Fayette County opened its doors and became the first U.S. based independent affiliate to join the ISM/MSI Network of over 30 schools.
Since then, Music Schools International has expanded to offer a variety of music classes, camps, and workshops. The future is bright as we continue to evolve in providing quality music education for children, teens, and adults in a fun, progressive and unpressured way.
I love seeing students develop their skills and stay committed to the process while having fun. Life is to be enjoyed and music is a great way to do it.
Education: Certified Georgia Music Educator; BA in Music Education and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music; Licensed in International School of Music System from Sydney, Australia
The greatest reward for me, as a teacher, is when I see my students enjoying music study and able to express themselves through it.
Education: Certified Music Educator; Master of Music Education from Boston University; BA in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music; AA in Jazz Studies from American River
I believe in the importance of continuous growth as a musician, and enjoys instilling the passion of learning music in others.
Education: Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at West Virginia University; Master of Music in Jazz Performance & Pedagogy from the University of Missouri
The best part of my week is interacting with our amazing students and families. It's wonderful to see the rich diversity. I love working with our team to create engaging and warm experiences.
Education: BA in Social Work; Certified Leadership Speaker, Trainer and Coach with John Maxwell Team.
Our Core Values
We focus on this intangible yet powerful quality with each student because it is the foundation to learning new things.
We are dedicated to developing a strong knowledge base because it helps students excel.
We emphasize progression through consistency of practice, to help students stay motivated and excited about learning.
We make learning fun and exciting, so students can see and feel how life-changing it can be.
We help our students stay committed in their musical journey.