Houston Simmons has over 40 years worth of experience in vocal and instrumental music. He has served as a Musical Director, Administrator, Consultant, and Music Workshop Clinician across the United States and overseas.
He earned his Bachelor of Music from Loyola University of the South and Master of Church Music degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, both in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has arranged, composed and orchestrated music for the New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the New York Orchestra.
As an entrepreneur, Houston Simmons began his music record company, Kingdom Enterprises, Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana producing seven full-length album recordings, one of which received a Grammy Nomination.
Twice has Houston Simmons been invited to bring a group of singers as sole representatives of the USA in the largest international music festival in London, England and featured on a global radio broadcast of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as well as The London Arts Cafe Magazine.
Having performed before a huge mass of 15,000 people, Houston Simmons continues to train and develop great singers.
Other musical experiences of Houston Simmons include:
-worked with Grammy Award Winners, John Legend and Yolanda Adams
-worked with educator, actor and choral composer Jester Hairston (star actor in TV shows “Amen” and “Amos and Andy”)
-produced music for Comedy Central
-taught voice at The Harlem School of the Arts
Other current activities of Houston Simmons include:
-vocal coach, piano instructor and online private voice teacher
-author of “How to Sing Great in 4 Simple Steps” and other music apps
-music producer, composer, arranger and orchestrator
How to Sing Great in 4 Simple Steps
by Houston Simmons
How to Sing Great in 4 Simple Steps is full of easy step-by-step singing tips and vocal exercises for beginners and non-beginners that work quickly. Discover powerful vocal techniques in this guidebook that improve your listening skills, increase your breathing capacity, and strengthen your diaphragm to make your singing voice sound great.