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Tim M.
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Beginner, Intermediate
Classical fingerstyle lends itself well to teaching bass.
About Tim M.

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 well-equipped learning environment designed with the guitarist in mind. I have Fall, Winter, Spring beginner classes; rock band classes, monthly jam sessions and more.

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I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play. In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do. Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.

Posted Jun 3, 2019
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Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.

Posted Feb 16, 2018
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Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.

Posted Jan 18, 2018

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Experience
Proprietor/Educator
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.
Guitar Instructor
Jun 2003 - Aug 2004
Music and Arts - West Hartford
Providing music instruction to children and adults from the surrounding community.
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
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
Berlin Music Center - Berlin, 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
Education
Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance
Sep 1992 - May 1996
Hartt School - University of Hartford
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Awards
Hall of Fame - Instrumental
Jun 2009
Manchester Arts

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$35
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$45
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$55