Tim Taylor

Tim T.

Blue Springs, MO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We begin with exercises to develop technique and train for agility, musicality and music theory. Classical music is used but not exclusively as we explore the many different genres of music! Ear training is also offered so that the student may be able to play by ear as well as reading music.

About Tim T.

My wife and I have been teaching piano lessons in the Kansas City area for more than 20 years. We have studios in our home; she teaches upstairs and I teach downstairs! I am currently accepting new students and welcome the opportunity to see them grow and experience the joy of piano playing.

While some of my piano students are involved in church music, I also teach students in the entire Kansas City area and we cover every genre: classical, country, pop, rock and Broadway styles. I encourage each pianist to discover his or her own passion for playing!

I have more than 33 years of experience teaching private piano students and look forward to many, many more. Let me help you learn to play the piano with excellence and have a lot of fun in the process!

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to have a teaching environment that is professional and conducive to learning. My lessons include instruction in theory, technique and exposure to a variety of musical styles. Beginners will learn to play songs within 3 months time and gradually expand their repertoires to include more difficult piano pieces!

Beginning students are taught fundamental skills that apply to all piano players such as scales and arpeggios. Hanon exercises are used and chromatic scales are learned as well. I use Alfred teaching materials but not exclusively.

I encourage students to find their own favorites to play and lessons are tailored to meet the goals of the student. If your desire is to become a classical pianist, we concentrate on works of the masters. If you are wanting to improvise with a jazz band, we work toward ear training with the jazz greats! If you would like to play in a church worship service, we will focus our attention on service playing and playing worship songs by ear, too.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Den: upright, couch and recliner, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Specialties ***
Classical and church music

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Larry G.
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Great first lesson, I'm really looking forward to working with TIm to learn to play piano!

Posted Feb 5, 2020
Terry F.
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Tim was Awesome and made me feel quite comfortable. Looking forward to working with him again !

Posted Jan 17, 2020
Martha C.

He is a wonderful teacher. Definitely I recommend him.

Posted Dec 30, 2019
Caleb K.
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Too expensive

Posted Nov 13, 2019
Amy
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Posted Aug 26, 2019
Dominic P.
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Posted Apr 19, 2019
Glenda S.
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I left feeling that I am going to finally find my voice! Yes!

Posted Jan 22, 2019
Jairius
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Tim is by far one of the greatest people on the planet Earth. He always has a smile on his face and his cheerfully attitude always rubs off on you. He is very very skilled on the piano and is nearly perfect with his teaching method

Posted Jan 9, 2019
Melissa
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Amazing teacher

Posted Jan 2, 2019
Dan
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Tim is friendly, outgoing, professional, and very respective of the limited time. Also flexible and a quick judge of capability. Just what I was looking for!

Posted Sep 11, 2017
Linda
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Time is very intuitive and knowledgeable. He has made my lessons challenging yet attainable.

Posted Aug 1, 2017
Cinda S.
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This guy is awesome! Highly motivating, and gets kids excited to do their best. Best of all, he's teaching my daughter to play by ear.

Posted Nov 21, 2016
Christie F.

Tim's Cool

I really enjoy piano lessons. He is very positive and keeps me learning. I love piano!

Posted Sep 26, 2012
MollyK

very helpful

Mr. T is very patient with my 6 year old daughter, and has been great to work with. My daughter really enjoys going to piano. He gives a lot of positive reinforcement. She is really picking up the piano quickly and its thanks to Mr T.

Posted Jul 30, 2012
KatieP

Great teacher!

Very encouraging and makes learning fun by incorporating the history of music. Teaches at a pace that you are comfortable with, while still challenging you.

Posted Mar 6, 2012
MelissaW1

Love my Instructor

Tim is a great instructor. He's got a great personality, is upbeat and cheerful. My time flies by and I have so much fun! I'm so glad that I chose him as my instructor!

Posted Aug 23, 2011

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Experience

Minister of Music
Jan 1998 - Mar 2018

Church

I served as the worship pastor for the church for 20 years. My duties included directing the Frontline Choir and Orchestra and overseeing all of the youth music, children's music and technical teams. I led worship from the keyboard and enjoyed learning new worship songs while still including the great hymns of the faith.

Education

Bachelor of Music
Sep 1980 - May 1984

Oral Roberts University

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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