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Simone S.

Simone S.

Punta Gorda FL

Drum Lessons, Keyboard and Piano Lessons, Vocal Lessons, Song Writing Lessons


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20+ Years

About Me
Simone is an award-winning songwriter, recording artist, and performing drummer. During her 20+ years in music, Simone co-founded and wrote for well-known indie rock bands, toured with nationally known acts as a drummer, and helped form one of country music's hottest groups. She now teaches drum lessons, vocal lessons, piano lessons and songwriting. Her experience as a performer drives her to create an enjoyable, productive learning session for her students. Simone provides a safe and encouraging environment for self-expression. Her goal is to not only teach children how to play an instrument, write a song or sing, but to help them find their voice and give them greater confidence.

Simone S. has over 20+ years of music experience in the Punta Gorda area.

Simone S. is proficient in and teaches Drum Lessons, Keyboard and Piano Lessons, Vocal Lessons, Song Writing Lessons .

Degree and Field of Study:

Bachelor - Music PerformanceAugust 1986
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Award Name:

ASCAP Award for Songwriting (Down In Mississippi - Sugarland)October 2007
ASCAP
ASCAP Award for Songwriting (Baby Girl - Sugarland)October 2005
ASCAP

What to expect in my Drum Lessons

Beginner - Intermediate

Students can expect positivity and encouragement, while learning to listen, master groove and pocket-eventually developing their own drumming style.


What to expect in my Vocal Lessons

Beginner - Intermediate

Students can expect positivity and encouragement, while learning basic fundamentals of breathing, control, strengthening the diaphragm, body posture and listening for pitch-eventually developing their unique vocal thumbprint.


What to expect in my Keyboard and Piano Lessons

Beginner -

Students can expect positivity and encouragement, while learning the basics of technique, sitting position and knowledge of the keyboard. They will also learn the fundamentals of meter, rhythm, beat and time-eventually leading to reading music.


What to expect in my Song Writing Lessons

Beginner - Intermediate

Students can expect positivity and encouragement, while learning the fundamentals, structure, creativity and intuition of telling a story and writing a song.



Formal Education:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance-Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Performing Experience:

Simone has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally with Sugarland, the Indigo Girls, South 70, and Drew Baldridge. She has performed at the Grand Old Opry, the CMA Music Festival, Country USA, CMC Rocks in Australia, Tortuga Music Festival, and Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Experience Teaching:

Simone has been a private drum instructor throughout her performing career, focusing not only on technique, but also feel, personal style and visual performance.
Age Group Taught:
  • Young Adult Adult Under 6yrs Child
Genres Taught:
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Country
  • Acoustic
  • Christian
  • R&B
Lessons Locations:
  • Your Home
Availability:
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Map:
Simone S. is willing to travel up to a distance of 25 Miles to teach a lesson in your home.
Points of Interest in Lower Manhattan
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Review:

Patient and encouraging instructor's!

We are nothing but impressed with our daughter's drum instructor; she has been patient, encouraging, and nurturing! My daughter is learning theory and picking up rudiments in no time! We are thankful we have a mentor for our daughter in Simone! We love Taylor Robinson Music! Brandi wrote on Sat, 22 Feb 2020

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