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.
Brian and Nicole Simmons 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 to bring music education to the area.
Music Schools International focuses on group music education courses that are proven to teach the entire music student starting at ages 2 to adult.
School Director/Head Instructor
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: BA in Music Education and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music;
Licensed in International School of Music System from Sydney, Australia:
Certified John Maxwell Leadership Speaker, Trainer, and Coach.
Teaching the skills of music is a great joy to me. I enjoy helping youth and adults feel and perform music. (Percussionist)
Education: Graduate Boston Conservatory of Music Educator
Jazz studies at the University of the District of Columbia
Member of the U.S. Army Band for over twenty years
Audio Engineer Instructor
I primarily focus on working within Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reason, Logic Pro X, and GarageBand. (Engineer)
Education: Graduate Berklee College of Music - Music Production and Engineering Degree
Associate degree in Applied Sciences from Cuyahoga Community College
Works at Tree Sound Studios in Norcross, GA
Director of Communication & Marketing
I love connecting with people to encourage, inspire and motivate towards action.
Education: Social Work, BSW Gordon College
Certified Trainer, Speaker, and Coach with Maxwell Leadership Team GA
Our Core Values
We make learning fun and exciting, so students can see and feel how life-changing it can be.
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 help our students stay committed in their musical journey.
We focus on this intangible yet powerful quality with each student because it is the foundation to learning new things.