About Brianna Ross
|Programs Taught:||Private Piano Lessons, Private Vocal Lessons|
|Levels Taught:||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Home or Studio||Studio|
Brianna Grew up on the Coast of BC. Here she discovered her love of music in Kindermusic at the age of 4 and has carried that love with her throughout her musical career. She was classically trained by renowned Vocalist, Carole Davis, with the Alexander Technique for 10 years. In 2010, Brianna received her Jazz Performance Degree from Vancouver Island University. She has won many awards and scholarships over the years including “Best Soloist” at Powell River Music Festival for Vocal Jazz and in Grade 12 was awarded both the scholarship and the award for Music.
Brianna has had the opportunity to sing all over the country and the West Coast of the United States and twice was a featured soloist at Disneyland. Brianna has performed with the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Island Big Band, Bif Naked, Norman Foote, Dee Daniels, and Many more. She is also actively working in the area of her other love, Theatre. Some notable roles include Sgt. Sarah Brown in “Guys and Dolls” With Equinox Theatre, Peggy from “Godspell” with Nanaimo Theatre Group, Usherette in “Rocky Horror Show” With Schmooze Productions, and Miss Electra in Bard to Broadways run of “Gypsy.”
When she is not acting, she is behind the stage as a musical director/accompanist. She has directed “The Jungle Book,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Harry Potter,” and “Wicked” with ACTE, Is the Musical Director for All Stagecoach Theatre East’s performances, and has directed “Rent” in Cedar, BC. Since moving to Toronto in 2011, Brianna has played multiple venues including Yonge Dundas Square and is actively working on her own musical projects and plays regularly throughout Toronto. Brianna has been with Merriam since 2011 and has a passion to educate.
|Designations:||Jazz Performance from Vancouver Island University|
|School/ College/ University:||Vancouver Island University|