Tim Maynard

Tim M.

Manchester, CT

About Tim M.

Tim teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1990
Last sign in: 6 days ago


I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends, I can help you get there. My studio is a spacious and equipped learning environment designed with the guitarist in mind.

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A little review from one of my 'Just Beginner' Guitar Classes.


Jan 2010 - Present
Studio - Manchester, CT

Providing instruction on guitars (electric, acoustic, classical), bass, mandolin, banjo and GarageBand. Developing ensemble experience with monthly student performances. Songwriting and recording also.

Teaching Artist
Aug 2000 - Aug 2011
Summit Studios - Manchester, CT

Providing instruction on guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin to children and adults from the surrounding community. Created and developed the 'Rock Band Jam' class to further students' development in ensemble playing and performing.

Guitar Instructor
Jun 2003 - Aug 2004
Music and Arts - West Hartford

Providing music instruction to children and adults from the surrounding community.

Guitar Instructor
Jan 1998 - May 2003
Lasalle Music - West Hartford, CT

Providing instruction to children and adults from the surrounding community.

Guitar Instructor
Jan 1996 - Dec 1998
Music Works - South Windsor, CT

Providing guitar instruction to children and adults from the surrounding community

Guitar Instructor
Jan 1993 - Dec 1998
Tirkot Music - West Hartford, CT

Providing music instruction to children and adults from the surrounding community

Guitar Instructor
Jan 1993 - Dec 1998
Berlin Music Center - Berlin, CT

Providing guitar instruction to children and adults from the surrounding community


Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance
Sep 1992 - May 1996
Hartt School - University of Hartford

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Hall of Fame - Instrumental
Jun 2009
Manchester Arts

8 Reviews on Tim M.

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Tucker Jan 20, 2017
· Blues Guitar · In studio
Heading into my first class with Tim, I had almost no musical experience (at least for the last 15+ years). In a very casual way, he was able to get a sense of where I was and where he should start with my instruction.

I was very reluctant to take lessons at first, but my wife got me started with Tim and it was really worth it. He was accommodating to my relatively slow speed of learning and easily adapted to my own musical preferences and interests.

His studio is a great space and is located within a really cool, historic building. The sound is fantastic and it's a comfortable space to practice in.

I highly recommend Tim for lessons - especially for adults who may not be able to dedicate hours a day to practicing. I took lessons weekly for three months and I got a great foundation for practicing. Once my life settles down a little, I definitely hope to go back.
Jeff May 3, 2016
· Guitar · Online
Tim has an excellent vocabulary of music knowledge. Patient and willing to listen and answer questions. You can't go wrong if you're looking for a solid foundation to improve on any style of guitar playing.
Jack Jan 7, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Very patient, intuitive and instructional. Looking forward to the next lesson
Lucas D. Nov 19, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
Tim is an excellent teacher. It is clear that he has a solid grounding in musical theory, technique, and experience playing across many different genres. You will learn what you want to learn with Tim, no matter what it may be. He will help you focus your practice to hone the particular skills you need to create the sounds you hear on your favorite records. I highly recommend Tim!
Stephanie Oct 7, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
Tim is a wonderful guitar teacher. He works with my son at his own pace and it has been a joy to watch his confidence and skills grow with every lesson. He recently became a member of his school's jazz band and has deeply appreciated Tim's support and encouragement.
James Oct 3, 2015
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Tim is teaching my son guitar. I am extremely pleased on how my son's guitar playing is progressing. He looks forward to his lessons every week.
Derek D. May 5, 2015
· Bass Guitar · In studio
very patient in helping me relearn some key basic knowledge and helping me realize what exactly i needed to focus on. He helped me improve my overall technique of the way i play.
Jeff G. Jun 25, 2014
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Tim came recommended from a friend. I had been playing guitar and bass for close to 20 years, without ever taking a single lesson. I'd been focusing on bass for the last 10 years, and decided that I wanted to take my bass playing to the next level - theory, reading music, etc.

Fast forward a year later, and I'm reading and learning music not only from sheet music, but from jazz charts - something I hadn't even imagined going in. I've gained a new appreciation for the music as a result.

Everyone that knows me well has commented on the improvement in my overall bass playing, from the wife to people who I've spent years jamming with. In short, if you're looking to expand your abilities, you can't go wrong with Tim.
Tim Maynard
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