Hi! My name is Simon and I'm a British multi read player with 20+ years experience playing in London's West End Musicals and orchestras. I also have an extensive list of credits as Artistic Director for various youth theatre companies in the UK, Europe and the States. I studied in London at Trinity College of Music and was lucky enough to get my break early playing in CATS at the New London Theatre. After that I moved on to playing in Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Merrily We Roll Along, and My Fair Lady. I have been a regular resident in the West End ever since, with my most recent credit playing in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. I teach Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and Bassoon from beginners up to a professional level. I have also had extensive experience vocal coaching for musical theatre and audition preparation classes.
I have recently married a San Jose resident, hence my move to the States!!
I work every summer for Beauville Arts as Artistic Director for their musical theatre summer school. I am in charge of producing their shows. Directing the students and acting as musical director as well as collaborating with the production team regarding set, lighting, cotumes etc.
Musician in the pit band for Charlie in London's West End
Assistant Conductor and Woodwind player in London's West End revival of My Fair Lady
Player in London's West End production of CATS
Licenciate teaching diploma
Fellowship performing diploma