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Our Story

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.

Our Team

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Brian Simmons
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.

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Levi Graves
Percussion Instructor

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 

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Terence Elam
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

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Nicole Simmons
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


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