Vanessa Simmons

Pianist, Composer and Tutor based in Malton, North Yorkshire.
I have performed across the UK as well as showcasing my compositions in New York and Paris. I have played piano from age 4. Age 12, I stopped writing my diary and started writing tunes on my piano. Take a listen to my debut album ‘Fragile Stars’ and you’ll hear the raw emotion of a heartfelt diary entry in each piece. Victor Hugo once said, “ Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." and that’s how I write, and that’s why.
I now write music specially for weddings so that brides can avoid those cliche walks down the aisle and have something so special it will bring their guests to tears. I talk to couples about their journey so far before putting together those inspirations into something unique and truly beautiful. Take a look at my reviews to read more about this.
I truly believe that classical music should be accessible and inclusive. I was awarded a Royal Fellowship of Arts for my composition workshops with very young people (age 4 to 10). I have continued that work by creating a bespoke programme of piano tuition with creativity and fun at its heart. All students are able to study for their Arts Award Discover and Arts Award Explore, certified by Trinity College London. We are an Arts Award Centre because I believe students should learn about music as a form of human expression. Sometimes we will be inspired a poem, a painting, or a piece of music. This helps students to produce an original performance and develop as an artist from an early age.
After having my music streamed online in 12 different countries, I decided it was time to launch an album. ‘Fragile Stars’ is available to buy on CD for £5. All money raised this year will go to the British Heart Foundation in memory of my mum.
If you’d like to hear more about my work please do get in touch.
Thanks for reading this
Vanessa x
Pianist, Composer and Tutor based in Malton, North Yorkshire.
I have performed across the UK as well as showcasing my compositions in New York and Paris. I have played piano from age 4. Age 12, I stopped writing my diary and started writing tunes on my piano. Take a listen to my debut album ‘Fragile Stars’ and you’ll hear the raw emotion of a heartfelt diary entry in each piece. Victor Hugo once said, “ Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." and that’s how I write, and that’s why.
I now write music specially for weddings so that brides can avoid those cliche walks down the aisle and have something so special it will bring their guests to tears. I talk to couples about their journey so far before putting together those inspirations into something unique and truly beautiful. Take a look at my reviews to read more about this.
I truly believe that classical music should be accessible and inclusive. I was awarded a Royal Fellowship of Arts for my composition workshops with very young people (age 4 to 10). I have continued that work by creating a bespoke programme of piano tuition with creativity and fun at its heart. All students are able to study for their Arts Award Discover and Arts Award Explore, certified by Trinity College London. We are an Arts Award Centre because I believe students should learn about music as a form of human expression. Sometimes we will be inspired a poem, a painting, or a piece of music. This helps students to produce an original performance and develop as an artist from an early age.
After having my music streamed online in 12 different countries, I decided it was time to launch an album. ‘Fragile Stars’ is available to buy on CD for £5. All money raised this year will go to the British Heart Foundation in memory of my mum.
If you’d like to hear more about my work please do get in touch.
Thanks for reading this
Vanessa x

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