Tim Nelson

Tim N.

Los Angeles, CA

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Classical Piano

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I’ve studied piano from when I was 5 years old all through college. In majored in music composition and piano performance. Most of all though I am currently a music composer and perform the piano every day. I want to teach students the basics but also make it fun to learn. Learning scales and form is important but so is truely loving the piano and whatnot can give to you.

Playing popular songs for your family is fun, and so is accomplishing a harder song that you’ve practiced for months on. Each person is different and wants to achieve something new every time
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Tim delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Hey there! I am a professional musician based out of Los Angeles, CA. I grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, and graduated from Amherst College with a major in music composition and Chinese language.

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for almost 9 years now producing, composing, and performing music for TV, film, and artist projects. I’ve also been teaching part time both for piano and electronic production (pro tools, DJing, electronic music composition).

I’ve been playing piano my entire life and just the freedom of being able to sit down and play whatever comes into my head is a skill I appreciate having learned every day of my life. I think anyone can learn the piano if they are excited by it. It doesn’t take long to appreciate what an important life long skill music becomes even after just a few weeks of training

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Music producer
Sep 2010 - Present
Self Employed

Produced music for the NBA, Netflix movies, prime time television shows, EDM DJs, Pop Acts (Marina and the Diamonds, Tove Lo, Juliette Lewis, Slash, Talib Kweli, Foster The People), various classical compositions, and more


Music composition / Chinese
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Amherst College
Chinese and Music
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Beijing Foreign Studies University


Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Photo by Tim N.

Pro Tools Recording

Some studio gear
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2 Reviews

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Charles Jan 9, 2019
Piano · In home

Wow! Tim is super great! Would recommend him to anyone.

Samuel Jan 9, 2019
Classical Piano · In home

Tim is knowledgable, patient, and inspiring.

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