Our classes

Simon Gilkes

Simon Gilkes

Simon gained his Master of Performance (Vocal Performance) from the Royal College of Music in 2013. He has a wealth of teaching experience across London. His practices focus on the incorporation of good breath control through the Accent Method, as well as solid and sonorous vocal production through the use of Estill Method skills and ideology.

Performance credits to date include productions for Opera Australia, Sydney Chamber Opera, Scottish Opera, English Touring Opera, Grange Park Opera, Wexford Festival Opera and other various freelance credits.

In his sessions, Simon finds that the best outcomes are achieved through creating a communal and interactive teaching setting, where every student learns from each others unique, but often similar experiences. His classes have a great vibrancy and positivity, that allow for a relaxed and nurturing learning environment, with a repertoire ranging from folk and popular music, to more classical and operatic choices.