John T (Timothy) Simpson

John T (Timothy) S.

Bowling Green, KY
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John T (Timothy) delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 13 to 60

Teaching since:
2017

The name I am known by is Timothy.
I am excited to start teaching students who want to learn how to sing the right way. No matter what kind of music you want to perform, having great breath support can keep you vocally healthy for your entire life.

I have studied voice myself for over 30 years. As a professional I have performed opera, musicals, operetta and in concert in Europe, primarily in German Opera houses as a lead tenor in every category.

I speak fluent German, I have a good performance knowledge of Italian, French and Latin and have also sung in Russian and Hungarian.

My voice teachers were themselves professional opera singers in the real world and I have learned so much from all of them. I have obviously also sung with some of the best singers in the world in every voice category and understand what it takes to sing well.

My ex-wife worked in Musicals as a keyboardist and conductor in Germany and on Broadway with Disney's Beauty and the Beast and also Miss Saigon. I spent a lot of time around this world and have learned a lot about musical singing from them.

Still, the best of them possessed classical training which helped them have long careers.

However, if you want to study for enjoyment and personal development, then I am willing to work with you as well. Love for music, the voice and singing is what binds us, not whether you want to do opera.

However, I would like to encourage those who especially want to study with me for the professional world to work with me. I'm pretty sure I can help you.

I am uncomplicated and fun to work with, but I am nicely honest and will do everything I can to help you have a wonderful experience singing.

Looking forward to working with you!

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Experience

Voice Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present
Private

I have just recently started my voice studio in Bowling Green, Kentucky. However, this site limits my range to 25 miles, but I am willing to travel to Louisville, Nashville, Russellville, Glasgow, Franklin, Morgantown, Scottsville etc.

I feel personal lessons are the best, but I am willing to work online as well. Don't hesitate to give me a try!

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Adjunct Professor
Aug 2016 - Present
Western Kentucky Univeristy

I currently teach Music Appreciation at WKU.

Lyric-Dramatic Tenor
May 2007 - Jul 2010
Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach

Leading Tenor for the Opera House.
Roles Sung include, Herman in The Queen of Spades, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Radames in Aida, Don Carlos, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos and Tom Rakewell in the Rakes Progress.
Also during this time I did Siegfried in Götterdämmerung.

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Lead Lyric Tenor
Aug 2006 - Jul 2007
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Lead Lyric Tenor in Karlsruhe, Germany
Roles sung include Des Grieux in Manon(Massenet), The Duke in A Night in Venice, Kunz Vogelgesang in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Captain MacHeath in Beggars Opera (Britten)

Lyric-Dramatic Tenor
Aug 2002 - May 2007
Opera Bonn, Germany

Leading Tenor for the Opera House in Bonn, Germany.
Roles sung include Hoffmann in Tales of Hoffmann, Adorno in Simone Boccanegra, Erik in The Flying Dutchman, Alfredo in La Traviata, Der Offizier in Cardillac.

Lyric Dramatic Tenor
Aug 1998 - Jun 2000
Musik in Revier- Gelsenkirchen and Wuppertal, Germany

Lead Lyric Dramatic Tenor
Roles sung include, Don Jose in Carmen, Faust in Faust, Narraboth in Salome, The Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier, Rodolfo in La Boheme.

Lyric Tenor
Aug 1988 - Jul 1997
Karlsruhe, Osnabrück, Bremerhaven, Eutin etc.

I was a leading tenor starting in Bremerhaven for 3 years, Osnabrück for 5 years and Karlsruhe for 1 year, full time.
I also sang 5 Summer productions in the Eutiner Sommerspiele (Festival). I also did a tour of France of Mozarts Il re pastore, spent a summer in Barga, Italy performing Lo Speziale by Haydn.

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Education

Master of Music in Performance and Literature
Sep 1984 - May 1986
The Eastman School of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 1978 - May 1984
Western Kentucky University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
German
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Who's Who in Deutschland
Jun 2005
Who's Who
Wall of Fame in Music
Sep 2000
Western Kentucky University Department of Music
Who's Who in American Colleges and University
Jun 1984
Who's Who

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