Timothy Birt
San Antonio, TX
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Timothy Birt

Timothy B.

San Antonio, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The techniques that I employ will allow the singer more ease of vocal production and therefore an enhanced quality of sound. This leads to an Improvement in both tone and pitch.

About Timothy B.

Timothy, tenor, hails from San Antonio, Texas. Most recently, he was praised by the Houston Chronicle for his depiction of Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Opera in the Heights. Soon after that he was engaged to sing for the San Antonio Opera as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S Pinafore. In the fall of 2011 he made his debut with Salt Marsh Opera as Elvino in La Sonnambula. Soon after he was engaged with Sparkling City Light Opera as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola. He began his studies in 1998 at Texas State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance in 2001. He is heard in such roles as The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Des Grieux in Manon, Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rodolfo in La boheme; Franz in Les Contes d’ Hoffman, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Albert in Albert Herring, Tamino in The Magic flute, Ezekiel Cheever in The Crucible, and Beppe in I Pagliacci. He is heard in concert as a tenor soloist in Carmina Burana, and as Obadiah in Elijah. In early 2010 He made his Carnegie Hall Debut as the tenor soloist in Arwel Hughes’ Dewi Sant.
Voice teacher for 7 years at the Bulverde Academy of Music. Also taught voice for both the Northside and Northeast independent school districts. Going into third semester as an adjunct voice professor at San Antonio College.

*** Lesson Details ***
Classical technique is what I teach. Including breathing placement and musicianship. However that does not mean that I try to turn all my students into opera singers. The truth is you can utilize the classical technique in any genre of music. Trust me it will make a difference in your singing. I would be happy to discuss my methods in more detail. Thank you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office and studio space with seating for parents. He has Dogs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Its helpful if the student possesses a keyboard or piano but if not i can provide one.

*** Specialties ***
I have been both an opera/musical theater performer as well as a pop musician so I feel I am extremely well versed in many performance styles and how to teach them.


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23 Reviews
Rodney P.
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Very patient and nice teacher who is knowledgeable about the voice!

Posted Sep 29, 2021
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Exactly the expertise and didactic precision that I need to really go to the next level in my performance.

Posted Sep 23, 2021
Cody G.
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He was a great vocal teacher. He made me feel comfortable in my voice and didn't mind me messing up. He was kind and a good person to help you so if you neef someone to help you with your voice, it's him.

Posted May 6, 2021
Jay J.
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Tim has a depth of knowledge in building a singing voice and does a Great job teaching it

Posted Mar 11, 2021
Marilyn H.
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Thoroughly enjoying his approach and techniques

Posted Feb 23, 2021
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I cannot speak highly enough of Timothy's teaching and what his lessons have done for my singing.

I am an experienced composer and performer so I was looking for someone who would focus in on the technical aspects of singing, with an emphasis on proper breathing, and could help me expand the possibilities of my voice and Timothy gave me all the answers and more. Any issue I had, he had a way to explain it that instantly clicked and he was always probing my experience and asking good questions to make sure I was grasping the concepts so I'd be able to practice effectively on my own.

I've had a lot of lessons with a lot of different teachers privately and through university and I am not being hyperbolic when I say that Timothy is one of the best, most insightful, generous teachers that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I hope I have the opportunity to work with him again one day and continue my journey with my voice, which is a markedly better joinery thanks to Timothy.

Posted Feb 3, 2021
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I have been studying virtually with Timothy since June and am more than pleased with my progress. I had never taken classical voice lessons before but have noticed tremendous growth in my breath support, vocal resonance, and ability to make my diaphragm work harder than my throat. He's patient, fun to work with, gives great direction and homework exercises, and pushes you as far you're willing to work. All of this and he's very pleasant and friendly which is the cherry on top. Highly recommend!

Posted Oct 26, 2020
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It was my first lesson, but he's definitely demonstrated his knowledge of the voice as an instrument and seems able and willing to impart his skills on others. Looking forward to continuing classes with him.

Posted Jun 10, 2020
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I am (was?) a total newbie to singing, but I've taken extensive lessons with multiple teachers in other arts before, so I've at least got an idea of what good teaching should feel like.

Timothy is a very, very good teacher. Extremely knowledgeable. Keeps the lesson moving while still providing excellent feedback. Very patient as well. Highly recommend.

Posted May 15, 2020
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Singing lessons for our daughter. Our daughter is very pleased and so are we so far. Tim is extremely professional and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone who really want quality!

Posted Jun 19, 2019
Sarah Farmer
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Very knowledgeable. It’s obvious he teaches often and can practice what he preaches. Learned a lot just in one lesson. Definitely recommend.

Posted Apr 19, 2019
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As someone who has never had a singing lesson before, I was a bit nervous and unsure of what to expect, but Tim made me feel incredibly comfortable very quickly! He has a ton of insight, listens to every question or concern, and I'd absolutely recommend him.

Posted Apr 2, 2019
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Very professional and the best. My daughter cannot wait to have the next class with him. Thank you so much!

Posted Nov 16, 2018
Rita A. N.
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Excellent instructor with an emphasis on proper breathing and technique. He is incredibly knowledgeable and conveys tips about vocal placement and breath control in a way that "clicks" with me. I'm an experienced classically trained singer who was looking for a professional to help me refine my instrument and correct some technique issues. I am thankful to have found this instructor. 5 stars!

Posted Feb 23, 2017
Joseph B.
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Fantastic vocal instructor and singer! Have seen a ton of growth and development in my voice since beginning lessons with Timothy. Just when I was about to call it quits with the vocal training Timothy helped breathed new life into my singing. Professional all the way. Helped me improve range, tone, pitch, and still more work to be done!

Posted Jul 17, 2016
Raquel H.
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He the best teacher for my daughter.u

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Milagros A.
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He is awesome. Wow!! what a strong beautiful voice. I feel blessed to have him as my voice teacher.learned a lot today my first day.love him already.thank Tim

Posted Mar 10, 2016
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Posted Oct 2, 2015
Charles B.
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I'm not going to lie, I thought it was going to be one of the hardest days of my life but Mr. B explained and broke down his lesson plan to a point where any can understand, yes it was my first day and all days may not be well paced but I'm ready for the challenge, He's a Magnificent teacher and a Humble individual.

Posted Sep 1, 2015
Erika M.
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We are very satisfied! We've seen plenty of growth. He is a great guide to finding your opera voice. We are very happy with him! Definitely recommend!

Posted Jun 25, 2015
Kristen P.
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Learned a lot. Very professional and cool.

Posted Apr 22, 2015
Luciano B.
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Professional, Concise with Instruction, Welcoming, Knowledgable, Keeps the Environment Comfortable and Productive. Really glad I chose to go to Timothy Birt.

Posted Mar 19, 2015

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Adjunct Professor of Voice
Sep 2012 - Present

San Antonio College

I have ten plus years of experience when it comes to vocal technique.


Master of Music
Jan 2001 - Aug 2002

Indiana University

Bachelors degree
Jan 1998 - Dec 2001

Texas State University


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Dec 2014
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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