Simone combines her playing career with her position as Director of Percussion and Deputy Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion at The Royal Northern College of Music.
Simone has recorded several solo CDs including one with the BBC Singers and has won numerous awards including Cosmopolitan Magazine Woman of the Year (Performing Arts). She is a founder member of BackBeat Percussion Quartet who have toured extensively and won a number of competitions including Osaka International Chamber Festival and The Royal Over- Seas League.
Simone works as an adjudicator for music competitions including BBC Young Musician and as a presenter for various musical events including on BBC Radio 2.
“I love being part of Young Voices as it is such an exciting and powerful thing to see thousands of children joining together to sing and enjoy music”.