Educator, songwriter and business owner Brian Emmel has been teaching bass guitar and guitar since 1991 and has dedicated his career to music. Brian graduated from the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California and studied under such influential bassists as: Jeff Berlin, Gary Willis, Tim Bogert, and Steve Bailey. Brian opened his own private teaching academy “Grand Staff Music School” in Franklin, Tennessee in 2008. The studio employs several teachers of various instrumentation.
Brian has published multiple books and DVD’s for Hal Leonard Publishing as well as conducting Clinics to promote his highly acclaimed teaching methods. Brian has been a columnist for various bass and music periodicals and received raved reviews in Bass Player Magazine for his book “Blues Grooves,” available online and in retail stores nationwide.
Brian has performed professionally for various Artists in Nashville and L.A. and is a songwriter and producer with many achievement awards. Brian received a best of songwriting award by NSAI in 2002 and has recorded CDs for homegrown bands Apocalyptic Cowboys, Sir Real, Carl and Sahara Starr.
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