Tim Felten

Tim F.

San Diego, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Use of various microphones, pre-amp, eq, compression, reverb, and delay. Both analog and digital techniques.

About Tim F.

I am a San Diego based music teacher, producer, recording engineer, bandleader and performing musician. I graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree in 2005. I currently enjoy teaching audio production and recording techniques, music theory, basic to intermediate piano and organ in many styles, including: rock, funk, soul, hiphop, classical, and jazz. I am the bandleader and keyboardist for award winning San Diego based band The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble.

On the recording and producing side, I have been recording and producing records for over 15 years and specialize in vintage funk, rock, afrobeat, dub, and soul sounds; using vintage/analog and digital recording equipment and techniques.


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Adjunct Professor
Sep 2016 - Present

San Diego City College

I teach a History of Rock and Roll class at SD City College.

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
Jan 2013 - Present

Colemine Records

Co-wrote, recorded, mixed, and produced 3 award winning studio albums. I am the bandleader and keyboard player. Our most recent album "Build Bridges" debuted #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Charts.

Technical Director and Editor for Public Radio's - "A Way With Words"
Jun 2007 - Present

A Way With Words

I have been working with A Way With Words for 12 years now! My job involves taking the raw recorded material and editing it down to fit the format for the weekly radio show and podcast.

Piano Teacher
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016

Mission Hills Music

Mission Hills Music in San Diego.


Bachelors of Arts in Music
Sep 1997 - Dec 2005

San Diego State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


#1 Contemporary Jazz Album
Oct 2019

Billboard Magazine

Best Local Recording 2017
Oct 2017

San Diego Music Awards

Best Blues Album 2016
Apr 2016

San Diego Music Awards

Best Blues Album 2014
Oct 2014

San Diego Music Awards

Best Local Recording 2013
Sep 2013

San Diego Music Awards

Best Rock Album 2012
Sep 2012

San Diego Music Awards

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