Tim R.

Tim R.

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Powell, TN

About Tim R.

Background check: Last verified 01/10/2014
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Tim teaches: Males 1 and up
Females 1 and up
Teaching since: July 1979
Last sign in: 3 days ago
Average response time: 25 hours

Overview

With classical and jazz guitar studies, with years of collaborative composition in progressive rock and fusion, and with years of solo guitar composing, I have attained a high level of technique, gained a deep understanding of music theory and songwriting, and authored a comprehensive book, "Understand, See, Hear - Become One with the Guitar." My musical journey as a composer and recording artist has always been an expression of my individuality. With many years teaching private lessons, I offer myself as a mentor, to help anyone achieve their voice, their passion, on the guitar.

*** Lesson Details ***
Music is a subjective experience. As a listener, what you love reflects yourself; similarly, what you play reflects yourself. As your mentor, my goal is to nurture your development as a guitar player, as well as, nurture your self-expression through the instrument. With perseverance, your goals as a musician can be attained with each lesson a step in understanding and in motor skills to this end. Always though, the objective is that the musical journey is fun and fulfilling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
separate music room seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
Approaching the guitar holistically, I show how the guitar is organized using templates from my book. Musical concepts such as chords and scales are applied within the guitar's holistic framework and are related to the student's preferred artists/songs. If it compliments the student's learning style, musical notation is used. Styles I specialize in are rock 'n' roll, jazz, and classical.

Photos and Videos

Charvel Mark 4 solid-body electric

Experience

Composer / Songwriter Jan 1980 - Present
Self

Education

Bachelor of Arts Sep 1975 - Present
University of Tennessee

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
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3 Reviews on Tim R.

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Hiro M. July 25, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Tim shows sound understanding of music theory. He is very positive and enthusiastic about improving student's knowledge and performance. He usually gives me a lot of ideas to incorporate what your hear and what you play. I really enjoy the lesson with him. Thanks.
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JordanL July 10, 2012
Excellence.

Tim is an increasingly motivational teacher. He is very consice and teaches with ease. I am easily able to understand and relate to him.
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SharonV April 26, 2012
Sharon

Tim is a very nice person, very well educated with music. Wish we could have continued Emilys lessons with him. I would recommend him to anyone.