Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Brian is a native of St. Louis and a member of the St. Louis Jazz Honor Roll. He is an exceptional pianist and vocalist influenced by musicians such as rock icons Billy Joel and Elton John. His jazz style is influenced by piano greats Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Bill Evans. He has blended rock and jazz into a sound that is his own and produces performances that are interesting and exciting to listen to as well as watch.


How many years have you been playing?

  • 20 years

How many years have you been teaching?

  • 10 years

What are your musical highlights or debuts?

  • Played at the Edward Jones Dome during the Rams games

What are some musicians or bands you look up to or looked up to then you were studying your instrument?

  • Billy Joel, Vladimir Ashkenazy

What styles of music can you offer to your students?

  • Jazz, Classical, and most pop music

What bands have you played with?

  • Bob Kuban and currently, my own trio.

What books do you use for your beginner students?

  • Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Piano Lessons/Solos Series with Accompaniment CD
  • Hal Leonard Classics with CD



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