Peter Simondson was born in Melbourne in 1958. He has played music throughout his adult life on various instruments including double bass and guitar and piano. He formed and played in creative original ensembles while studying and majoring in composition at La Trobe University during the 1970s.
He has studied Music Education at the Mozarteum in Salzburg in 1983 and has taught Secondary Instrumental Music in schools since that time as well as writing music for Community Orchestras, Jazz Bands and Folk groups. He completed a Master of Education in 1996 and still writes music for local groups Kafoozalum, Diversity Plus and School Ensembles.