Tim Saye
Florence, AZ
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Tim Saye

Tim S.

Florence, AZ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hailing from a musical family, Tim has developed a fine piano teaching studio, traveling to the homes of his students, where they practice and allows a more comfortable learning experience. He also uses remote learning. Tim is a gentle instructor, who tailors each lesson and the materials used per each students, and the lesson includes theory, sight reading, ear training and pieces used for fun and recitals. Tim combines over 25 years of pedagogy, to engage each student to enjoy learning and performing, for a lifetime enjoyment of music. He teaches beginner to adult, all levels and styles, including composition, improvisation, jazz/blues and rock/popular styles

About Tim S.

Hailing from a musical family, Tim started piano lessons with his mother at age six and continued for seven years, reaching the upper levels of the great classical masterworks, and brings over 25 years of teaching experience to his own students, with a thorough pedagogy, using theory, lesson and ear training books, and incorporates improvisation, composition and ensemble performance with interested siblings and friends. He is a gentle and patient instructor, and being a member of the East Valley Music Teachers Association, provides opportunities for student performances in adjudications, ensemble and competition outside the studio recital. Jazz, Blues and Popular/Rock styles are also taught per student request and each lesson is tailored to the individual's ability and interest for long term enjoyment of music performance and learning.


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2 Reviews
Barbara S.
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Tim was kind and generous with complements on my musical experience. He listened to my concerns and supported my attempts with various pieces with positive suggestions. Tim has a strong background in music history that makes the lesson even richer. I look forward to future lessons. A comfortable and fulfilling experience.

Posted Sep 15, 2021
Jennifer E.
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Tim has been an amazing piano teacher for my 7 yr old granddaughter. He is patient, kind, and interesting. He also communicates and interacts well with her. She continues to be exited to learn and is progressing well after 13 lessons, thanks to Tim's excellent instruction. Many thanks!

Posted Sep 3, 2021

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Piano Instruction
Aug 1993 - Present

Saye Piano Teaching

Seven years of private piano instruction and three years of organ. Began my business in 1993 and moved from Washington State to Arizona in 2019, having over 50 students learning the great classical repertoire up to level ten.


Associate in Science, Music and Drafting Technology/Design
Sep 1977 - Jun 1980

Cuyamaca College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM)
Jun 2013

Music Teachers National Association

Certification based on successful completion of 5 profiles, measuring theory knowledge, studio business practices, video teaching leading to learning results, ethics and contingent on renewal each year through involvement with a local, state and national music teacher's associations. Have achieved seven Certificates of Merit with the California Music Teachers Association from 1961-1968 in both piano and organ.


Junior Choir Annual Festival
May 1971

Steve Chase, American Guild of Organists


Arizona State Music Teachers Association
Sep 2020
Arizona State Music Teachers Association is a professional, non-profit educational organization designed to enhance the professionalism, personal growth and career development of its members. We have local associations throughout Arizona and are affiliated with Music Teachers National Association.

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