Simon studied guitar at The Australian Institute of Music in 1992-93 and has been playing in both original and cover bands ever since, with a focus on contemporary music. He has been teaching guitar on and off since he was a teenager, in various music schools and privately. He is also an accomplished percussionist focussing on Afro-Caribbean and Latin percussion including congas, bongos and djembe. Simon is also a qualified Audio Engineer and worked at the Sydney Opera House for 7 years before moving to the Central Coast. He currently teaches from his home studio and works as an Audio Technician at the Wyong Art House.