Tim is laid back yet focused, with over 5 years of experience teaching private lessons. He adapts his teaching style to each student's needs and strives to keep the student motivated while learning and growing as a musician.
Tim studied with Billy Barnard (Count Basie/Rufus Reid/Duke Ellington) while attending U of M - Duluth, where he majored in Jazz Studies and Theory/Composition. He studied composition with Dr. Tom Wegren (student of Beveridge Webster and Nadia Boulanger) and Dr. Justin Rubin. He studied Jazz and Theory privately with Paul Renz as well as voice with Matt Culloton, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Singers (formerly the Dale Warland Singers).
Tim has performed and played bluegrass, celtic, classical, rock, jazz, Klezmer, folk, fusion, country, pop, rock, and funk. Tim's writing includes: full orchestrations, chamber orchestras, choral pieces, jazz combos, folk/pop/country/rock/funk/hip-hop songs and arrangements, instrumental arrangements, and pieces for solo instrument and voice. Tim can be found writing songs, playing with his band, and around town as a featured guest artist with a variety of local groups.