Simon has never had time to commit to individual tuition but has put considerable energy into group mandolin workshops and a series of books and DVDs which has been praised for their clarity, encouragement and humour!

He has taught at numerous international festivals including the Classical Mandolin Society of America, the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Ontario and the International Guitar Symposium, Iserlohn, Germany.


I could not fault this material in any way. It’s way, way better than anything of this sort that I’ve seen.

           – fROOTS Magazine



Although Simon doesn’t offer private tuition, he is happy to offer mandolin workshops. For the most part these are tied in with a concert either with Hilary James or The Mandolinquents.


Mandolin books & DVDs

Simon has produced a wealth of books (most with audio) and DVDs for  mandolin. Today, his mandolin tutor books are seen as the ‘industry standard’ guides to the instrument.


Guitar music

Great Traditional Tunes for Guitar is Simon’s first anthology of pieces for acoustic fingerstyle or classical guitar. Follow the link to see some sample spreads and read more