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Senior Leadership Team

We pride ourselves on our staff, who are all highly qualified, experienced and talented.

Read the biographies of our Senior Leadership Team and get to know our staff better.

Simon Gunton

Director

Simon Gunton is In Toto Ed’s Director. He started the schools – based in London, Cambridge and Peterborough – after an illustrious career of nearly 30 years in music. He started his journey on a scholarship place at the Royal College of Music, where he studied trombone and piano. We guarantee you’ll have heard Simon play before as, along with having performed with all of the UK’s major symphony, chamber, and opera orchestras, he has played on the soundtracks of the James Bond, Harry Potter, and Mission Impossible films, and been fortunate enough to play with artists such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, Westlife, and Mariah Carey.  

Simon’s interest in education began with leading workshops and for organisations such as the Royal Opera House, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Spitalfields Festival, British Council and Arts and Business. He was the Music Director of Escape Artists and subsequently the Director of Squeaky Gate, working with adults with mental health issues inside hospitals and the community, using music as a tool to increase wellbeing. He was also an animateur with primary and secondary school children, university students, hospice patients, autistic children, prisoners, young offenders, the probation service, homeless and mental health communities, enlivening their experiences through music.  

When asked why he started In Toto Ed, Simon replied; “I had a really fantastic and fortunate career as a trombone playing musician and achieved many of my dreams, so I felt it was the right time to help others believe that they could the same.” 

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