Timon Kaple

Timon K.

Nashville, TN
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Lesson Details

Music Performance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ph.D. offering performance coaching and consulting.
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Timon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hi! I am a professional musician, songwriter, and academic living in Nashville. I have a Ph.D. and have been teaching and playing music for nearly 20 years. I teach a wide variety of methods and find what works for each of my students. All of your lessons are personally tailored just for you and your musical or learning needs. Want to hear from my current and recent students? I'm happy to provide references upon request.

Whether you want to learn some of your favorite songs, learn how to keep up with your musical friends, or explore advanced concepts in music theory and ear training, I can help you! I teach all popular and folk styles, from the classics to present day hits and top 40. Please note that I teach all skill levels in GUITAR, music theory, songwriting, and ear training. For MANDOLIN, I am only offering beginner and entry-level lessons.

About me: I am a touring and studio musician as well as a songwriter. As a writer for Terrorbird Media, I write for songs for television shows, commercials, movies, and other performing artists. I also co-own and co-operate an independent record label. I live in TN with my wife, a small wire-haired terrier that looks like a cartoon character, and an embarrassingly large collection of books and vinyl records.

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Sep 2008 - Aug 2016
Indiana University
Sep 2005 - May 2008
Berklee College of Music

10 Reviews

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Matt Oct 18, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Timon is a great guitar teacher. He balanced my request to do both a music structure learning (scales, chord construction) with actually playing tunes. The look that crossed my face when we started with Crazy Train must have been hilarious; he broke down what I thought was an impossible guitar tune and integrated scales into the lesson. Beyond technical knowledge and teaching ability he's just a good guy to spend time with and knows how to make lessons a lot of fun. 10/5 stars.

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Molly Oct 6, 2017
Mandolin · In studio

Timon is an amazing teacher! He takes the time to structure the lesson around exactly what I need. His easy-going approach makes learning fun and keeps me excited to continue to grow. His skills range past Mandolin. At times he will play guitar while I play mandolin which helps me learn how to work with other instruments! You will not regret lessons with Timon!

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Claudia Aug 3, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Timon is a really great guitar teacher. I am an older student who has had some previous musical education in other instruments. Timon is able to understand my goals and customize the learning plan and approach to meet me at my current level of skills and understanding. He has an incredible knowledge of music from both a theory POV as well as different genres, styles and music eras. He is really fun to work with and and is always supportive and encouraging. I look forward each week to the learning process. I definitely believe I will be a much better, more well-rounded guitar player working with Timon than I would be with other teachers that I have met.

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Meredith Aug 3, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Timon is great teacher who can teach a variety of music. He teaches fundamentals but also encourages students to focus on music selections they like. He explains clearly & is very positive.

Jamie Aug 2, 2017
Guitar · Online

Timon does a fantastic job teaching my 13 year old guitar! He keeps it interesting, is very patient and keeps my son focused and moving forward. My son is learning a lot about playing the guitar and about music in general!!

Erin Aug 2, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Timon is an amazing teacher. He worked with me to figure out what I wanted to learn and he made learning fun. He did extra research on music I was interested in, and he really invested in my success.

Mike Aug 2, 2017
Guitar · Online

Timon's a great player and teacher! He helps me with specific goals, problems, and general knowledge that makes me a better musician.

Tait Wilson Jun 4, 2017
Acoustic Guitar ·

Timmon is very knowledgeable, easy to get in contact with, cultivates specialized lessons to what I want to accomplish. No complaints. Definitely a talented guitarist and teacher.

claudia Taylor Jan 12, 2017
Guitar ·

I have been working with Timon for about 3 months now, and just re-upped. He is so great to work with. TImon's knowledge of all kinds of guitar playing styles, music theory and music history is extensive. He is very good at tailoring the lesson plan and learning methods to help his students achieve their goals. He keeps lessons challenging, but fun! I have learned so much in a short time. I highly recommend Timon.

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Haley Arnott Dec 6, 2016
Guitar ·

Timon is an excellent teacher and overall a wonderful person. He comes up with very easy to understand lesson plans that help me tremendously. He splits up the lessons well between theory, rhythm work, chord work and anything else I want to work on.

In my experience in trying to find a great guitar teacher, there are great players but sometimes they can't teach their craft - That is NOT the case with Timon. He is a brilliantly talented player but is also a gifted teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn basics to advanced work on guitar!

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