Timothy Braun
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Timothy Braun

Timothy B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I really like to cater to what each individual student wants to learn. I prefer focusing on learning songs in addition to doing "bookwork", especially initially. I feel like its my job as a teacher to first make music fun first, and then introduce and refine concepts about technique, theory, etc. in a way that works for each unique student. I really try to encourage a student's curiosity about music. I like getting outside of the box; talking about for instance, the physics of sound, or the history of composition during a lesson. I am a huge theory nerd, and I really try to introduce those concepts in a way that is both easy to grasp and more practical than what you might take away from the typical 8am college course. I really try and go where the student wants to, whether that be guiding them thru some songwriting or learning a classic Richie Blackmore solo.

About Timothy B.

I have been teaching for over 15 years. I live for music, and love the opportunity to share that joy with others. I've toured all across the US and Europe, both as a guitarist and a sound engineer. I've also worked as a session guitarist since the age of 16. I'm fluid in a number of different genre's. I started my writing and recording career with a rock group called The Supernauts. I was hired as a guitarist for a touring production of a Broadway show about Janis Joplin, and worked with Sam Andrew from the legendary Big Brother and the Holding Company. I co-founded Kansas City soul band The Goodfoot. I Currently I play in KC soul group, Hi-Lux, and occasionally in hip-hop group, The Buuhs. I've also worked extensively as an engineer at several local venues, touring with Irish Rock band The Elders and at my home studio.

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Susan
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Tim’s doing a great job teaching our 9 yr old how to play guitar. He’s very patient!

Posted May 15, 2020
Jessica
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Our 9 year old son has been getting guitar lessons from Tim for the last 2 years and we couldn’t be happier. Tim was very patient with him as a beginner and kept it simple until he learned the basics. He does a great job of relating to the kids and making it fun for them while educating them on technique through their progression. Our son really looks forward to going to lessons and can’t thank Tim enough for his instruction and mentorship to our little Rockstar!

Posted May 15, 2020
Aidyn
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Love Tim. He teaches what the student is ready to learn which has kept me interested in guitar lessons for the past 2 years. No workbooks. He encourages me to try any new song I want. Sometime I ask for a lesson in music theory, song writing, or a little piano. He’s just a cool guy and very relatable.

Posted May 14, 2020
Susan
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Tim is an amazing teacher, he is patient, kind, professional, and knowledgeable. My son has been taking lessons from him for three or four years now and I can say you can tell he is passionate about music. His recitals are fun and engaging for the kids and people who attend. I strongly recommend him for music!

Posted May 13, 2020
Doug
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Our daughter has been taking lessons from Mr. Tim for a couple of years. She has learned a TON from him. She is only ten but with his help can play songs she hears on the radio. Their recitals are super fun. Kids playing onstage with real professional musicians is a unique experience I am not sure she’d get from any other teacher. I would recommend him to anyone with a child who is interested in learning guitar!

Posted May 13, 2020
Katie
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We have absolutely loved having Tim as our teacher with electric guitar over the past year and a half! I have two kids, a silly son age 6 and a moody daughter age 8. He has been great with both of them. They can tell him what song they are interested in learning and he will adapt it to their skill level. He definitely has an ear for picking out the chords and riffs from songs incredibly quickly. Can’t say enough great things!

Posted May 13, 2020
Amy
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Tim’s musical talent is truly exceptional. He has taught guitar and piano lessons to our daughters for more than six years. The girls select their own songs, and regardless of the genre or complexity, Tim successfully guides them through the process; keeping them engaged and wanting to learn more. Tim ROCKS in every sense of the word. 😊

Posted May 13, 2020
Marcus J.
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*Bass Guitar*
Tim is an excellent music teacher! He has the unique ability to combine instrument instruction, music theory and music history in a way that is relevant to the songs and style of music that interests you. You won’t be disappointed!

Posted May 13, 2020
Jamie
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Tim is an AMAZING guitar teacher! My daughter has been going to him for several years. He’s always so positive & patient. He’s very knowledgeable and always makes the lessons fun. The recitals are the best I’ve ever seen! I would highly recommend Tim as your instructor!

Posted May 13, 2020
Dave
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Tim has been a fantastic teacher for our kids. Rather than providing a prescriptive lesson plan, he lets the kids take some ownership of their learning path by letting them pick songs they want to learn. HIs brilliance as a teacher shines in breaking down any given song to suit the mastery level of the student. He's patient, he's down-to-earth, he's smart, and he's fun. My kid's progress has been phenomenal, and they look forward to lessons. Tim's the best!

Posted May 13, 2020
Lindsay
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We've had Tim give our 11 year old lessons for about a year. We used to do them in person and recently transitioned online. He's flexible and communicates well. Her skills and confidence have grown like crazy, she's comfortable with him. Very reliable.

Posted May 13, 2020

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Jan 2013 - Present

Shining Light Music

I’ve taught at Shining Light in Lee’s Summit MO since shortly after they opened. I miss my store and hope to return soon!

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