“This lovely man is a role model, mentor and most importantly, great friend to have. He coached me both mentally and physically through an exhausting process a couple years ago and is a master at what he does and how he makes you feel in the room. Will always be indebted to him for his kindness to me and making me into the performer I am today. Also thanks for not letting me blow out my voice 1 week into rehearsals. Highly recommend him.” – Mollykate Dobbs, (BA Musical Theatre) 2014 graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
“Simon is an amazing visiting guest lecturer/mentor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His calming yet informative and fair guidance in rehearsals help students reach their full potential. He is inspiring, understanding and a pleasure to work with and learn from.” – Vikki Rogers (MA Musical Direction), 2012 graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Simon has been guiding future generations of musical theatre performers, as well as instrumentalists and conductors, since 1994. With a very open minded approach to finding the artist within, Simon works with the individual to hone the raw talent, building self confidence and self expression. Having worked all over the world with many leading performers, directors and conductors, Simon brings a wealth of technical and practical experience to each session.
In addition to offering specific conducting and vocal coaching sessions, I am very interested to offer you a mentor session where we can talk about your career goals, and any general work related questions. Think of this as ‘life coaching’ for your career!
This is an hour long session held in a central London music studio where there is a calm, safe space for you to ask about the business and discuss your career development and aspirations. If you would like to arrange a mentor session, please contact me here. Sessions last an hour, at a cost of £35.00.
He has led masterclasses, and one-to-one sessions, at the following top conservatoires in the UK:-
The Royal Academy of Music, London
The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), London