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Brianna Blake

Vocal Jazz Techniques Instructor


B.A. in Vocal Performance from Columbia College Chicago


Brianna Blake is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter, music producer, and vocal coach from Plainfield, IL. She has been studying voice since age 10 and started teaching lessons during her freshman year of college at the Salvation Army in Macomb, IL where she taught beginner/intermediate voice lessons, as well as, beginner piano, guitar, and music theory lessons. There her students ranged from ages 8-75 and several of which had special needs.

Brianna has performed in various Madrigal Ensembles, Chamber Choirs, and Vocal Jazz Ensembles, and has studied a majority of music genres such as Jazz, Broadway, Pop, Country, R&B, Blues, Rock, Hip-Hop/Rap, and foreign language songs using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).


Beyoncé, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lianne La Havas

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