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Nexus ICA faculty member, Simon Blake
Head of Student Wellbeing, Lecturer

Originally from Somerset, Simon is an experienced teacher and performer/session musician, who is a versatile musician, studying both classical and jazz and performing in a wide range of musical settings.

Spending the last 12 years in Cardiff, Simon studied Orchestral Percussion at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama after spending a year in America, studying at the School of Worship, Kenosha, USA. He went on to do an MA in Jazz at RWCMD.  From teaching in schools, privately and lecturing in university, Simon has seen many of his students go onto careers in music themselves. As a performer Simon has played with multiple ensembles whether as a drummer or percussionist, for local artists, worship leaders, jazz/latin ensembles, or classical music ensembles. Simon lead a music and worship programme called the Academy of Music and Worship for 4 years, and has just completed a certificate in biblical studies at Covenant College before moving to Coventry to become part of the faculty at Nexus ICA as a drum and bible tutor.

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