Born in Oregon to a music teacher father, Brianna McGeehan began her musical journey as a child, starting out on piano, then violin and voice. Classically trained on piano and voice as a child she also was involved in musical theater and picked up the guitar in her teens and started learning pop songs.
After High school Brianna decided to take a gap year and she enrolled in a year-long study abroad program through New College of California. Her studies took her to India where she studied Indian classical voice and Tanzania where she studied drumming and dance. Brianna then moved on to Naropa University where she studied performance. At Naropa she was able to study voice movement therapy, Estill technique and voice science with her teacher Robert Sussuma, with whom she still works periodically. At Naropa she also studied Jazz/ pop piano and continued her guitar training. Due to the program being cut, Brianna moved on to Marylhurst University where she studied music therapy and ended with an Interdisciplinary degree in Music and Humanism. Promptly after finishing school she began teaching and performing in bands.
As a teacher, Brianna draws from a lifetime of training, and all different styles and techniques. Having music therapy training, she is able to meet the emotional needs of her students. Over her teaching career, she has developed a holistic method that shapes the whole artist waiting to emerge within each student.
Brianna is also a professional singer songwriter and has spent the last decade recording music and touring throughout the US and Europe with her husband/musical partner. Her band was voted “best folk band” in Atlanta’s best of in 2018. The duo plans to release new material in 2024. Brianna feels that being a passionate and active artist in the world is inspiring for her students and it models some of the possibilities their musical futures hold for them.