Tim Robinson

Tim R.

Powell, TN

Lesson Details



Tim delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
July 1979

With collegiate guitar studies, collaborations in progressive rock projects, and original compositions scored ― I have a deep understanding of music theory, authoring "Understand, See, Hear - Become One with the Guitar," guitar technique, ear training, and songwriting, My musical journey as a composer and recording artist has always been an expression of my individuality.

*** 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 ***
keyboard, guitars, amp/effects processor, computer music notation

*** 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.

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Composer / Songwriter
Jan 1980 - Present


Bachelor of Arts: Education, English, Music, Theatre
Aug 1986 - May 1993
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Charvel Mark 4 solid-body electric
Takamine F341
Cordoba classical

7 Reviews

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Hiro M. Jun 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Tim is always enthusiastic at teaching while obtaining great skills and knowledge of music. He's been always helping and encouraging me. Unfortunately I needed to leave as I'm moving out of town. I would recommend him as your sensei if you are interested in expressing yourself with musical words.

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Aidan H. May 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Excellent subject knowledge with obvious desire to teach.

Kenneth G. Mar 24, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Tim has many years experience and it is clear that he enjoys teaching guitar and sharing this with his student. He is very encouraging. He is currently working with me on emproving some of my techniques and feels that I am making great progress and that it will make a great difference in my gaining a greater mastery of playing the guitar.

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Josh F. Nov 20, 2015
Guitar · In home

Teaches in a way that makes it easy and exciting to learn. Tim really tries to connect with you musically and personally to help you with what you want to learn. He also explains in great detail in a way that you can understand. Overall he is a great instructor who puts a lot of effort in helping you with your music goals.

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Hiro M. Jul 25, 2014
Guitar · In studio

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.

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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.

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