Instructor for Guitar and Bass
Bill Simms is a Toronto-based musician and educator originally from Newfoundland. He honed his musical skills at College of the North Atlantic and St. Francis Xavier University. Bill has performed with a multitude of rock, pop, folk, jazz and country artists across Canada and into the United States.
Bill Simms is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and educator originally from Newfoundland. His playing ranges stylistically between folk, country, blues, jazz, funk, soul and hip hop and his original lyrics showcase a keen sense of humour and honest sincerity.
He honed his musical skills at College of the North Atlantic, where he was awarded two ECMA Legacy Award Scholarships as well as the CNA President’s Medal of Excellence, as well as in St. Francis Xavier’s Jazz Studies program. Bill has performed a multitude of musical genres with successful Canadian artists including Raine Hamilton, Abigail Lapell, Unidentified Funk Object, Piper Hayes and more across Eastern Canada and into the United States.
Bill has been teaching private lessons for over five years and has led group classes, masterclasses and workshops. His primary goal is to tap into what students are interested in and teach the concepts behind this music. Paired with exercises in technique and theory, this provides a great foundation, making the student versatile and ready for any performance they choose to take on. Bill is looking forward to passing on his knowledge of music and the music industry to his new students this year!