Teaching Experience & Training
Simon is an experienced and passionate teacher. He has over a decade of experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels. While Simon’s university education was in engineering, his musical training has been eclectic. After graduating the AMEB grading system as a pianist he went on to become a certified singing teacher with Speech Level Singing and the Institute for Vocal Advancement. He has undergone training with leading teachers and musicians from New York, Vancouver, Moscow, Las Vegas, Perth and Melbourne. As a professional musician, Simon also brings real life performing experiences to every lesson.
Industry Performance Experience
Simon estimates he has played close to 1000 performances. He has worked as a professional musician around the country, overseas, sailing on cruise ships and played to audiences of thousands of people.
His career has seen him employed professionally as an accompanist, musical director in theatre, choral conductor, pit musician in opera and musical theatre, ballet and contemporary dance repetiteur, keyboardist and vocalist in rock bands, cabaret pianist, jazz pianist, drummer, percussionist, trumpet player, guitarist and orchestral conductor.
Simon brings brings his experience and training into every lesson to help students reach their full potential.