Brian Simpson

Instructor: Percussion, Jazz Ensemble

Brian Simpson teaches Percussion for Napa Valley College, along with playing percussion for the choral programs and in the pit orchestras for musicals. Beginning fall 2014, he will also be directing the Jazz Ensemble.

Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, Mr. Simpson started playing drums at a very young age (6) and was later introduced to the musical possibilities of a multitude of percussion instruments. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Music Degree in Percussion, he moved to England in 1986 where he played in numerous bands and orchestras in the London area. Before returning to California in late 1989, Mr. Simpson completed a Master of Arts Degree in Music Performance Studies at The City University, London, during which he attended the prestigious Guildhall School Of Music. Brian continues his music ties to the U.K. performing with The Clarendon Orchestra.

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