Timothy Johnson

Timothy J.

Sherman Oaks, CA

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About

Timothy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
August 2007

I'm surrounded by music and musicians everyday! I spend most of my hours recording musicians in my studio, but get the most benefit out of teaching students there. I Give my students the opportunity to not only learn to master their instrument, but also the chance to learn how to be a studio musician. Students of mine have the opportunity to record any of their lessons (that we hold in my studio) as i feel most students never get the opportunity to hear themselves play. I graduated from Ball State University under the instruction of Hans Sturm, former President of the International Society of Bassists.

*** Lesson Details ***
I feel that all good playing comes from the basics. Without a strong foundation there isn't anyway to build upward. Emphasizing the fundamentals, I feel, allows for faster progress and an easier understanding of the instrument. For those already versed in the fundamentals I tend to focus more on music theory and improvisation or song writing.

In our lessons we can cover many styles: Classical, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Metal, Folk, Country, Jam. etc.

In my lessons I can any of the following cover:

Hand Technique
Bow Technique
Music Theory: Sight Reading, Reading Music, Song Writing, and Form Analysis
Improvisation
Bass Lines
Slap Technique
Finger Technique
Solo Works
Orchestral Works
Piano Basics
Microphone placement
Studio Etiquette
Recording Techniques
MIxing and Mastering


*** Studio Equipment ***
I have all the necessary equipment (microphones, preamps, etc.) to record my students at my studio location and my home location. I record with Pro Tools 8.
I have and can teach the following software:
Pro Tool 8
Logic 8
Reason
Massive
MaxMSP

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have all the necessary equipment except a piano, If the student is interested in piano lesson, they must own, or be willing to rent a 88 note keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Latin, Metal.

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Education

Bachelors of Music
Dec 2007 - Jun 2012
Ball State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Playing with my jazz combo having a good time. Original tune written by Ian Taylor (keyboardist).
Photo by Timothy J.

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hannah C. May 7, 2013
Piano ·

Amazing Educator!

I hired Timothy to help teach my son with Piano/Production/and Recording arts. After about 6 months of working with him my son was basically a pro!
Timothy was extremely reliable and helpful. He always made my son feel comfortable with him and made learning easy for him.
He is extremely affordable and I would definitely recommend him to anyone trying to learn the arts!

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