Simon is a professional musician and guitar instructor based in Melbourne Australia. He specialises in acoustic guitar playing, drawing from his studies over the past 25 years in jazz, rock, blues and fingerstyle guitar.
Simon has been teaching the guitar for over 20 years. He has taught at some of Australia’s most prestigious schools including Xavier College and Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak. He is the owner and founder of Simon Candy School Of Guitar and is in constant demand teaching and training students a to reach their guitar playing goals in the best ways possible.
Simon also has an acoustic track on the 2011 compilation album “One World, Many Stories” and conducts masterclasses to musicians from all over the world on various acoustic guitar topics and techniques in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Simon has performed in many bands over the years from rock to jazz and most things in between. Currently, Simon performs in the acoustic trio "Oak". In addition to this Simon also plays solo acoustic guitar. His influences include Chet Atkins, Lenny Breau, Danny Gatton, Tommy Emmanuel, and Joe Pass just to name a few. A lot of these influences can be heard in the solo acoustic arrangements that he creates as well as in his own music.
Amongst other things, Simon is currently working on both an acoustic album of arrangements as well as an original solo acoustic album. He has studied jazz and popular music at Box Hill Institute and is a graduate of the Tom Hess Music Careers Mentoring Program and Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle.
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