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Tenor Simon Long DipMusT, is an active Tenor, vocal coach and successful music teacher. Simon runs, performs and conducts several groups.
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I have a wealth of experience in musicals and operetta and have built a large personal repertoire of musical numbers, popular songs, Neapolitan Folk songs, ballads and operatic arias. Over the years I have performed across England, Wales and Italy. In this last few years I have performed in recitals and festivals across northern Italy in Verona, Sirmione, Brescia, Monzambano and Bienno. I have performed as a guest soloist of "Cor Meibion De Cymru", or "South Wales Male Choir" and The Band of HM Royal Marines. I have performed on local radio and television, and my favourite venue (so far) is London's Royal Albert Hall, where I was a principal tenor in a “Three Tenors Tribute” in 1999. After receiving many individual requests, I studied a teaching diploma DipMusT in Singing which I passed with distinction. I have since formed my own music academy in Portsmouth, “Fine Voice Academy”. The academy provides the best start for young singers and musicians and offers a path of study from Grade 1 to 8, Performance Diplomas, and Music Theory and helps prepare students for higher educational studies in performance schools and music academies and conservatories. I teach all genre, classical, contemporary and musical theatre, to all voice types. I have a lifetime of personal voice training grounded in Italian training roots. I teach singing to Diploma Level, and Music Theory to Grade 5. I enter students for both ABRSM and ICMA boards and many of my students go onto further and higher education studies in music and performance. I also find students return to me for their ongoing vocal development after their diploma or degree level studies. My students regularly achieve Distinctions and Merits in grades. I host grade exams, twice a year for visiting examiners at our studio in Portsmouth, for a growing base of other music teachers submitting students for grading. I focus on safe vocal development and have a personal interest in singing for health. I am currently forming Fine Voice Artists for exceptional, experienced, and talented acts that have grown and worked with Fine Voice Academy. I also have a Soprano Tenor duo called Tesoro

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Simon's Song list

All I Ask of You
All of Me
All the Things you Are
At Last
Ave Maria – Bach Gounod , Schubert, Lorenc or Caccini
Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
Come What May
Eternal Flame
Have I Told You Lately?
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
I will always love you
Love Changes Everything
Nessun Dorma
O Mio Babino Caro
Rule the World
Panis Angelicus
The Lords Prayer
The Power of Love
The Rose
The Way You Look Tonight
When I Fall in Love
Nessun Dorma
O Mio Babbino Caro
La Traviata; Brindisi
E Lucevan le Stella
Voi che Sapete
Classical Crossover:
Time to Say Goodbye
E Piu ti Penso
Requiem for a Soldier
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)
Perfect (Andrea Bocelli/Ed Shearan)
Senza Cantane
Both Sides Now
Somos Novios (It's Impossible)
The Prayer
The Rose
You Raise Me Up
A Thousand Years
Ave Maria
World in Union
Something Stupid
Both Sides Now
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas.
Annies Song
Musical Theatre:
Phantom of the Opera (Phantom)
All I Ask of You (Phantom)
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Phantom)
I Dreamed a Dream (Le Mis)
Bring Him Home (Les Mis)
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (Le Mis)
Maria (West Side Story)
Tonight (West Side Story)
Pie Jesu
Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins)
Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
Never Enough (Greatest Showman)
Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music)
Music of the Night (Phantom)
Easy Listening
That's Amore
Shadow of Your Smile
Night and Day
These Boots are Made for Walking
Come Prima
Speak Softly Love
Can't Take My Eyes off of You
Born Free
Memories are Made of This
Moon River
Softley as I Leave You
Love Storey
On Days Like These
Proms Style:
Rule Britannia
Land of Hope and Glory
There'll Always be an England
Bond Themes:
Diamonds are Forever
From Russia with Love
We Have All the Time in the World
Neapolitan Swing/Popular Classics:
Speak Softly Love
On Days Like These
Cheek to Cheek
Something Stupid
O Sole Mio
La Vie En Rose
Non, Je Ne Regrette
My Way
Requiem for a Soldier
We'll Meet Again
White Cliffs of Dover
Underneath the Arches
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Long Way to Tipperary/Pack Up Your Troubles
Land of Hope and Glory
There'll Always be an England
Silent Night
Deck the Halls
O Holy Night
Let It Snow
Walking in the Air
Do You Hear What I Hear
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Merry Christmas Darling
When a Child is Born
Winter Wonderland
Baby it's Cold Outside
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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Simon's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Paula W
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

We wouldn’t change a thing! Perfect music for a perfect wedding day, thank you so much!

Veronica T
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Very pleased with everything.Good communication .Well chosen programme for the event and many compliments

From other customers:

6 years ago

I would highly recommend Simon as a singing teacher. He has recently started working with my daughter and has achieved a huge amount of progress in a very short time; with Simon's expertise, after only a few hours of lessons, she is now singing notes she thought she couldn't reach. Simon recently assisted with preparation for a very short-notice audition, and was enormously helpful, coaching not only singing technique but performance too which really helped to increase confidence and get the lead role. Sue"

7 years ago

Opera is all about telling exciting, larger than life stories in which fantastic and sometimes unbelievable things happen. This also applies to the old Neapolitan songs which Simon Long also sang with genuine tenderness for my Mother’s birthday. Simon Long took centre-stage and thrilled my mother and her guests with several heartfelt arias... Simon has a show-stealing air about him with his grace and animation, and a variety in the voice that contrasts pleasingly with L Pavarotti. My mother said the tenor; ‘sang like Luciano’; and she said Simons Italian pronunciation was particularly good; this is wonderful testimony to Simon as my mother is Italian. She was born in Naples, Italy and grew up listening to the familiar songs of Napoli including ‘O Sole Mio’ and ‘Funiculi Funicula’ as well as ‘Torna a Surriento’.His performance was pleasing both physically and vocally. He sang with gusto and handled La Donna e Moblie, 'Il Pagliacci' and Nessun Dorma with extraordinary precision. The music was beautiful, with some really touching moments. My mother and her guests were left singing the last song long into the night. Anna