Simon Hackworthy

Simon Hackworthy


What do you do for PMZ?
I work as a music leader running musical activities and one to ones across PMZ’s programme. I also deliver specialist training in music technology and the use of the recording studio as well as other areas on the technical side of things. My music leading tends to focus on work with vulnerable older people especially those in residential homes or mental health units as well as the use of accessible technology to engage disabled musicians. 

Do you play any instruments?
Proficient on Bass guitar and keen amateur on piano and vocals.

What musical instrument would best describe you and why?
That’s a really daft question and I can’t think of an answer.

What has music done for you in your life?
Music Provided a soundtrack to every situation, good and bad.

What’s the best bit about working at PMZ?
Seeing the true power of music really making a difference.

What’s the first record/CD you ever bought?
I was given the 7″ single of ‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon?’by Tony Orlando at the age of six but the first single I bought was ‘Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick’ by Ian Dury & the Blockheads.