Biography

VIOLIN TEACHER- PERFORMANCE COACH - WORKSHOP LEADER

Violin Teaching and Teacher Training workshops

With over 30 years teaching experience I have given Violin and Violin teacher training workshops through out the UK
I was appointed as an ambassador for the European String Teachers Association in 2012
Visiting lecturer at Trinity College of Music.
Leader of workshops in Poland, Spain and South Africa
For ten consecutive years I have had my own,very popular class at the Zenon Brzewski
International Summer School.
2013 Presented my workshop " Getting it into the Muscle" at the ESTA International Summer School, Oxford
Sample Workshops that I give are, Mind Your Language and From the Feet Up
Influenced by the ideas of Paul Rolland, Kinesiology, Alexander Technique, Sports Trainers
and a Master Practitioner training in NLP

Testimonials

In the short space of 5 Months and after only 4 coaching sessions Simon has helped me to find the thing I've spent the whole of my professional life looking forbelief in myself and the confidence that what I need as a performer, I already have.
Simon has unlocked my creativity. When I first came to Simon I was a talented and successful performer whose creativity was stifled by many years of doubt and insecurity. Today I am a musician with the freedom to connect on a much deeper level, performing from memory for the first time and unstoppable.
Christine Garratt, professional freelance flautist & teacher.

Simon taught my daughter from the age of 10 until she went to Chethams School of Music at 13. I drove weekly from Nottingham to Cambridge. He is one of the best whole mind, whole body exponents of violin teaching I have ever meet.
Eileen Jenson , cello teacher

I had violin lesson with Simon for the four years leading up to me going to Cambridge University to study music. As well as the violin lessons there have been key times before performances, exams and presentations when Simon's coaching has enabled me to
structure my thinking in a much more useful way in order to perform the way I wanted to. I continue to use the tools I have learned from Simon in many areas of my life in a very practical and creative way.
Alex Cook

Group picture in warrior mode preparing to play.