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Tim K.
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Learn phonics with ease from an experienced and accomplised tutor
I have been teaching for 25 years. I have worked with students of all ages from pre-kindergarten to university. I have tutored students in a wide variety of subjects, including phonics.
About Tim K.

My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 32 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have performed in operas, musicals and plays in San Antonio and I have sung at Carnegie Hall in New York. I studied voice with Herald Stark and guitar with David Underwood. I have led a professional singing group and a professional dance troupe. I have composed choral music which has been performed in San Antonio and entered into international competitions. I have spent years learning techniques to help students sing in tune and learn how to read music. I have experience teaching students of all ages from 3 year olds to adults. I teach students from Northeast San Antonio, Selma, Schertz, Live Oak, Universal City, Cibolo, Bracken, Garden Ridge, Converse, Marion, Seguin and New Braunfels. *** Lesson Details *** For my younger guitar students, I use the Progressive Guitar Method for Young Beginners series. This book includes a CD to help the student practice at home. For my older guitar students I use a progressive guitar curriculum of my own creation. For my voice students I use Pathways of Song, Hall Johnson Spirituals, 24 Italian Songs and Arias, Alfred's Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Carl Fisher's The Young Singer series as well as song materials based upon the student's personal interests, such as art songs and Broadway show tunes. For my piano students I use the Piano Adventures series by Nancy and Randall Faber and the Alfred Piano Series. Music reading, ear training and theory is part of my instruction. With daily practice you will see a noticeable improvement in musicianship, aural skills and music-reading ability. I am also an experienced tutor. I have worked with students of all ages and with various learning differences. I have tutored students in reading, writing, math, social studies, ESL and test preparation. Through online instruction, I am available around the clock and around the globe for tutoring and music lessons. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano, classical and folk guitars My home studio has glass doors through which one may observe the lesson. *** Travel Equipment *** 2 guitars *** Specialties *** Classical guitar, operatic singing, folksongs, spirituals, music reading, solfege, ear training and sight-singing

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Phonics
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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$60
120 minutes
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Teacher's Studio

Just finished my third lesson. Tim’s doing a great job working with me and providing great lessons.

Posted Aug 21, 2021
Student's home

The whole thing seemed to be very unorganized

Posted Mar 10, 2020
Student's home

Tim took the time I needed to understand and explained things so well. Can't wait for my second lesson.

Posted Oct 31, 2018
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Tutor
Dec 2011 - Present
Tutor
I have been teaching for 32 years. I have worked with students at all levels from pre-kindergarten to university. I have tutored students in a number of subjects, including English, Language Arts, Phonics, Reading, Writing, ESL, American History, World History, Geography, Spanish, Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, ADHD, Dyslexia, study skills and test preparation.
Adjunct Faculty
Jun 2011 - Dec 2011
Our Lady of the Lake University
I taught a course at OLLU called Teaching Music to Children. This is a course for Education majors that familiarizes them with various methods and techniques for teaching elementary music.
Choir Director
May 2008 - May 2010
Losoya Intermediate
I directed the choir, taught general music and public speaking to fifth and sixth grade classes.
Choir Director, Guitar Instructor
Aug 2006 - May 2008
Southside High School
I taught several sections of choir and guitar to 9th-12 grade students. I took a small ensemble to UIL competition in 2010. It was the first time Southside High School had been represented at a UIL competition in 8 years.
Adjunct Faculty
Jun 2006 - May 2008
Northeast Lakeview College, ACCD
I taught Music Appreciation, which includes elementary theory and an overview of music history.
Music Teacher
Jun 2003 - May 2006
Woodlawn Elementary School
I taught music classes to students from pre-K through fifth grade, led a choir of fifth grade students, produced programs and directed performances. I have experience working with all sorts of disabilities.
Drama, Music
Sep 1975
Trinity University
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Kodály Level III
Jul 2003
Texas State University
Kodály Level II
Jul 2002
Southwest Texas State University
Kodály Level I
Jul 2001
Southwest Texas State University
The Kodaly method is a highly structured system for teaching music literacy.
Classroom Teaching Certificate
Jun 1994
Texas Education Agency
Elementary Classroom. self-contained, 1-8
Orff Schulwerk Level III
Jul 1993
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Orff Schulwerk Level II
Jul 1992
East Texas State University
Orff Schulwerk Level I
Jul 1990
Vandercook College of Music
Classroom Teaching Certificate
Dec 1988
Texas Education Agency
Vocal Music, all levels, K-12
Gold/Silver Medals
Mar 1974
Texas Association of PrivatenSchools

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Instructor details
Phonics
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Silver Buckle
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
45 minutes
$35
60 minutes
$45
90 minutes
$60
120 minutes
$80
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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