Simon Moullier

Simon M.

Brooklyn, NY

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Teaches students:
Ages 10+

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I'm a vibraphonist, producer, composer, and bandleader. I'm a graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (Master of Music) and Berklee College of Music/Berklee Global Jazz Institute (Bachelor of Music).

As a teacher, I specialize in helping musicians of all experience levels and instruments find their unique sound through improvisation, composition, theory and technique. I have a wide range of musical interests (jazz, classical, electronic music, hip hop, funk and more) and I look forward to learning more about yours.

Born in Paris, France and having studied classical percussion and drumset extensively throughout my formative years, I picked up my first mallets while at a high school summer program at Berklee College of Music.

Later, I went on to study at Berklee, earning a Bachelor of Music degree. During that time, I performed, recorded and studied with many of acclaimed faculty (including Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Perez, Hal Crook, Joe Lovano, and John Pattituci).

After studying at Berklee, I went on to earn a Master of Music degree at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles, where I shared the stage with such jazz luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Esperanza Spalding, Miguel Zenon, Jimmy Heath, and Jeff Tain Watts and have been featured on recording with Kendrick Scott, Terrace Martin, Dayna Stephens, Bob Sheppard.

I'm also an active touring musician, having performed worldwide at many of the most-respected jazz clubs and festivals, including Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, Sunside in Paris, The International Jazz Day Festival in Cuba and Russia, Blue Whale in Los Angeles, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Panama.

More recently, I've been a part of the band MND FLO, who will be releasing our debut album summer 2018.

Besides my work as a performer, I'm an active educator, teaching privately as well as in master-class and lecture settings for students of all ages. I've also spent countless hours in community outreach, from Cuba to Indonesia to Panama.

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Private Instructor
Jan 2012 - Present
Students of all experience levels

Private instruction in vibraphone/mallet percussion, composition, harmony, with special interest in jazz, popular/contemporary music, music production, music technology, and more.

Teaching Fellow
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Los Angeles Unified School District/Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

Clinics (combo/big band) and private lessons for middle and high school jazz students as a part of the Jazz in the Classroom program.

Guest Performer & Speaker
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Guest performances and presentations on jazz history and culture for undergraduate students in courses offered at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Adjudicator & Workshop Leader
Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
Mariinsky Theater

Clinics and adjudication of performances by undergraduate jazz ensembles in St. Petersburg, Russia as a part of the 2018 International Jazz Day celebration, co-produced by UNESCO.

Guest Artist & Workshop Leader
Feb 2017 - Feb 2018
Sitka High School

Presented masterclasses on composition and improvisation for high school students as a part of the the 2017 & 2018 Sitka Jazz Festival in Alaska.

Teaching Fellow
Feb 2017 - Feb 2018
Phoenix Unified School District

Masterclasses, clinics and private lessons for elementary, middle and high school students as a part of the annual Phoenix Jazz Education Tour with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

Teaching Fellow
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
Ciudad del Saber / City of Knowledge

Masterclasses on percussion technique, improvisation and composition for students in Panama City as a part of the 2017 & 2018 Panama Jazz Festival.

Teaching Fellow
Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
Instituto Superior de Arte / University of Arts of Cuba

Masterclasses on improvisation and composition for conservatory students in Havana, Cuba as a part of the 2017 International Jazz Day celebration, co-produced by UNESCO.

Guest Speaker
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
Nantes Conservatory

Masterclass on percussion technique and career development for conservatory students in Nantes, France.


Jazz Performance
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Jazz Performance
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Berklee College of Music
Classical Percussion
Sep 2000 - Jun 2012
Nantes Conservatory


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Trio (Blues/Freedom Jazz Dance). Live @ Blue Whale (Los Angeles) 5/16/17.

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