Simone Willis (DipABRSM)
Currently, I teach the violin for South Gloucestershire Music Hub, as well as several schools across Wales and the South West. I regularly perform in concerts with orchestras, and have recently performed with the British Sinfonietta, Cardiff Sinfonietta and the Welsh Session Orchestra.
I gained a BMus (Hons) in 2014 form the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where I studied the violin. My time at RWCMD allowed me to develop my musicianship skills as well as broaden my understanding of music. I previously attended the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department and was a member of the CBSO Youth Orchestra.
I am also studying for an MPhil/PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University, where I am based in the School of Sport. The working title of my project is Stress and Well-being of Professional and Conservatoire Musicians. My research focuses on professional classical musicians, who currently work in the profession, and music college students. Have a look at my blog article written for the ISM for more information on my research.