Timothy Johnson

Timothy J.

Sherman Oaks, CA

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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
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

*** 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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Bachelors of Music
Dec 2007 - Jun 2012
Ball State University


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.

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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