Tim Robinson

Tim R.

Powell, TN
Everything Tim Teaches

Levels taught:

    Tim teaches

    1 & Up

    Teaching since

    July 1979

    Average response time

    13.0 hours

    About Tim


    With classical and jazz guitar studies, with years of collaborative composition in progressive rock and fusion, and with years of solo guitar composing, I have attained a high level of technique, gained a deep understanding of music theory and songwriting, and authored a comprehensive book, "Understand, See, Hear - Become One with the Guitar." My musical journey as a composer and recording artist has always been an expression of my individuality. With many years teaching private lessons, I offer myself as a mentor, to help anyone achieve their voice, their passion, on the guitar.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    Music is a subjective experience. As a listener, what you love reflects yourself; similarly, what you play reflects yourself. As your mentor, my goal is to nurture your development as a guitar player, as well as, nurture your self-expression through the instrument. With perseverance, your goals as a musician can be attained with each lesson a step in understanding and in motor skills to this end. Always though, the objective is that the musical journey is fun and fulfilling.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    separate music room seating for parents

    *** Specialties ***
    Approaching the guitar holistically, I show how the guitar is organized using templates from my book. Musical concepts such as chords and scales are applied within the guitar's holistic framework and are related to the student's preferred artists/songs. If it compliments the student's learning style, musical notation is used. Styles I specialize in are rock 'n' roll, jazz, and classical.

    Photos and Videos

    Charvel Mark 4 solid-body electric


    Composer / Songwriter

    Jan 1980 - Present


    Bachelor of Arts

    Sep 1975 - Present
    University of Tennessee

    Bachelor of Arts: Education, English, Music, Theatre

    Jan 1986 - May 1993
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Languages Spoken


    Fluent / Native Proficiency
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    3 Reviews on Tim R.

    Hiro M. Jul 25, 2014
    Guitar · In studio
    Verified Student
    Tim shows sound understanding of music theory. He is very positive and enthusiastic about improving student's knowledge and performance. He usually gives me a lot of ideas to incorporate what your hear and what you play. I really enjoy the lesson with him. Thanks.
    JordanL Jul 10, 2012

    Tim is an increasingly motivational teacher. He is very consice and teaches with ease. I am easily able to understand and relate to him.
    SharonV Apr 26, 2012

    Tim is a very nice person, very well educated with music. Wish we could have continued Emilys lessons with him. I would recommend him to anyone.