Tim Taylor

Tim T.

Blue Springs, MO
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Vocal Training

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Proper breathing techniques, diction, vocal projection and various musical styles are some of the areas covered in voice lessons. We will develop the singer’s range and vocal quality.
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Tim delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
April 1985

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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Minister of Music
Jan 1998 - Mar 2018

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.

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Bachelor of Music
Sep 1980 - May 1984
Oral Roberts University


Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

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One of my more advanced students, Levi, performing at the Fine Arts Festival in Springfield, Missouri.
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10 Reviews

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Glenda S. Jan 22, 2019
Vocal Training · In home

I left feeling that I am going to finally find my voice! Yes!

Jairius Jan 9, 2019
Piano · In studio

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

Melissa Jan 2, 2019
Piano · In studio

Amazing teacher

Dan Sep 11, 2017
Piano · In studio

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!

Linda Aug 1, 2017
Piano · In studio

Time is very intuitive and knowledgeable. He has made my lessons challenging yet attainable.

Cinda S. Nov 21, 2016
Piano · In home

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.

Christie F. Sep 26, 2012
Piano ·

Tim's Cool

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

MollyK Jul 30, 2012

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.

KatieP Mar 6, 2012

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.

MelissaW1 Aug 23, 2011

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!

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