Simon Petersson earned his MA of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and his BA of Fine Arts from Gothenburg University, Sweden. He brings fifteen years of professional experience in the music industry with a background as an opera singer. In addition to teaching music classes at Gig Harbor Academy, Mr. Simon has enjoyed offering camps and after-school enrichment in acting, musical theater and magic. When he is not sharing his passion for music at GHA, Mr. Simon can be found teaching private lessons in voice, piano, guitar, ukulele and saxophone at Cappella Music Academy.
GHA Tradition: The Fall Festival
Neighborhood Spot: Downtown Gig Harbor and waterfront
Outdoor Activity: Walking with my family and our dog in the Harbor
Place to Read: At home
Childhood Memory: Every time our first grade teacher paused the math lesson for a few minutes and all the students got their music binder out to learn a new song before we went back to learn math again. She had a great voice, was an excellent pianist but most of all a great teacher.