Timothy Ressler
Beverly, MA
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Timothy Ressler

Timothy R.

Beverly, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have many years of experience teaching guitar lessons but also many years of experience in the classroom as a music educator. I have studied many different approaches to teaching music, from Feierabend to Kodaly to Suzuki, and apply them to my style of teaching. I have written and recorded quite a bit of original material and I also have experience performing in classic rock and folk cover bands. I have a broad base of musical knowledge that includes but is not limited to traditional baroque counterpoint, T-Bone Walker and Stevie Ray Vaughan blues licks, arranging for horn sections, and writing acoustic pop songs. And I UNDERSTAND how to work with young children (5-10yrs) as well as teens and adults.

About Timothy R.

Hello students!

I'm a very friendly and patient teacher who will always challenge you to be your best! I try to cater to different personalities and learning styles knowing that what works for one student may not work for another. I have taught general music/chorus/band in elementary schools throughout Massachusetts for the past 15 years.

I work well with beginners, I know how to work well with special needs students, but I can also discuss advanced music theory/composition/songwriting/improvisation techniques with my more advanced students. The guitar is my primary instrument, however, I also play the following instruments (in order of proficiency best to worst): voice, bass, piano, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, flute, violin, viola, cello, drums, and trombone.

At this point in my career, three of my former students have attended Berklee College of Music. One of whom, at the age of 18, has experienced performing in Nashville with artists like Keb Mo and Vince Gill. He is planning on starting college at Berklee this fall.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Aug 2018 - Present

Swampscott Public Schools

Music Teacher
Aug 2006 - Aug 2018

Monomoy Regional School District

Music Teacher
Aug 2005 - Jun 2006

Bridgewater-Raynham School District

Education

Master of Music (M.M.) Songwriting
Jun 2013 - Nov 2014

Bath Spa University (Bath, England)

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Music Education
May 2002 - May 2005

Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)

Certifications

MA Teaching License (Music K-12)
Jul 2005

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Awards

Reflection Award
Jun 2016

Harwich Elementary School

Reflection Award
Jun 2015

Harwich Elementary School

Affiliations

Massachusetts Music Educators Association
Sep 2004
MMEA seeks to support comprehensive, quality music education for all students, through advocacy, professional development, and a commitment to lifelong learning. The purpose of MMEA is to: Advocate and promote the advancement of music education through the schools of the Commonwealth and other educational institutions or organizations; Provide enrichment opportunities in music for students through District and All-State honor groups; Secure greater recognition for music as an integral part of the school curriculum, Encourage music activities among the schools of the Commonwealth by means of festivals, clinics, and other related events, Promote professional growth among its members.

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