Yves Simard was Born in Nevers where he started playing clarinet and percussion, instruments he still practices. After studying in Dijon, he taught Music Education in the French National Education system. At the same time, after studying conducting and harmony (with D. Dondeyne), he took over the direction of several groups in the department of Yonne in 1973.
From 1980 to 2010, he directed a large musical structure (chamber orchestra, harmony, choir, orchestra class, FM and instrument classes).
Now retired, in Vendée, he created a medieval and renaissance music group. He has participated in all the Holiday Music courses since its creation (except one year devoted to travel) and then those of Euromusica. He is in charge of the musical initiation courses, directs the choir and the orchestra of the trainees.