News, snippets and gig updates from Simone!

September 2010

I am delighted to have been recently appointed as the new Director of Percussion at The Royal Northern College of Music. I was thrilled to have been offered this role and looking forward very much to working alongside Ian Wright, Liz Gilliver, Paul Patrick and Dave Hassell in this vibrant and progressive department. Also, of course to meeting and working with the students and to participating in forthcoming events at the RNCM.

Watch this space for details of forthcoming events that feature the percussion department and put the date in your diary for the next RNCM Day of Percussion (Sunday 13th February 2011) which is always a very exciting, entertaining and educational day for percussionists of all ages, styles and abilities.

In other news I had a very enjoyable time coaching the percussion section of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain on their summer course and to see the whole band give a stunning concert at the Bridgewater Hall in September.

I hope to see you at a concert or event soon.

All best wishes for an exciting term/season to all!

Simone R