Simon began his musical life as a chorister at the age of 7. He studied the organ at Chichester Cathedral and the trumpet in London, moving to the University of Sheffield as an undergraduate, and to the RNCM for postgraduate study. As a research student at Sheffield, Simon continued directing many University Ensembles and Choirs as well as playing at the Cathedral.
A 25 year teaching career followed, culminating as Director of Music at the King’s School in Macclesfield; during this time he also continued to pursue professional organ playing and accompanying whilst conducting a number of choirs in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire. He is a regular recitalist.
He became an ABRSM Examiner in 2002 and has worked across the UK and the Far East in this capacity. The Royal College of Organists appointed Simon as an Accredited Teacher in 2015, joining a select national team of highly experienced and respected tutors.
Simon joined the staff at Junior RNCM in the early 1990’s...