Simon is the owner of Ballard Street Music since August 2018. He started playing guitar and bass at age 16 and has continued playing ever since. Simon proudly served in the U.S Air Force before going to college. After 26 years in the IT industry, he finally has an opportunity to pursue his musical passion full-time. He actively posts guitar and bass instruction videos on YouTube, where his lessons have been viewed almost 1 Million times. His inspirations include classical music and classic rock. He teaches beginners and intermediate level guitarists, and is proficient in music theory, sight reading and the CAGED theory. He also teaches Bass guitar up through advanced level players.