Philip Simmons studied classical guitar at De Paul University, and graduated with Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music Composition. He has been teaching guitar for over 30 years. An orchestral conductor, he has appeared as guitar soloist with many orchestras under his direction, and performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago (training orchestra for the Chicago Symphony) at Orchestra Hall. An avid chamber musician, he has given recitals as far away as France and Italy.
Mr. Simmons taught at Northeastern Illinois University and at Lake Forest Academy, a high school near Chicago. He enjoys giving guitar lessons to students of all ages and abilities, He played in a rock band as a teenager, and today performs regularly in Honolulu with “Penelope and the Day,” accompanying his seven year old daughter.
Piano and Guitar students 7 years old and up
Trumpet students 10 years old and up