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
Teaches Elementary, Middle School
Teaching since 1989
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks Spanish, French
Has background check
Just finished my third lesson. Tim’s doing a great job working with me and providing great lessons.
The whole thing seemed to be very unorganized
Tim took the time I needed to understand and explained things so well. Can't wait for my second lesson.