Title: Violin/Viola Instructor
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Genres: Classical and Contemporary
Education: B.M. in Performance, String Emphasis (violin), Brigham Young University
Tim has been teaching violin and viola for over 15 years, starting in his mother’s home studio and then on the campus of Brigham Young University and beyond. For beginning students, he emphasizes proper technique while utilizing standard etudes, scales and method books. As soon as practical, however, students are encouraged to branch out into musical areas of interest that also promote technical and artistic growth: concerti, sonatas, chamber music, orchestra repertoire, and even bluegrass and Celtic fiddle are fair game! Tim welcomes students of all levels, beginner through advanced, ages 8 and above.
An active performer, Tim has performed nationally and internationally, winning several awards and acknowledgements along the way. These honors include winning the 1st Stage Competition in Lewisburg, WV and the National Federation of Music Clubs Oscar Valentin Award, 1st Place in Violin. While still in school he won the Concertmaster position with the Wintergreen Music Festival Student Orchestra and was appointed Concertmaster of the BYU Summer Opera Orchestra. Having relocated to Pennsylvania, Tim now performs with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, York Symphony Orchestra, Altoona Symphony Orchestra and in concerts throughout central Pennsylvania organized by members of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.
There are three core values that Tim upholds in his teaching: creativity, integrity and humanity. Through decades of performance and teaching he has found that music expresses our humanity, offers boundless opportunities for creativity and is best achieved through integrity to the composition, the audience and one’s self. Tim believes that abiding by these principles has the potential to bring true art to everyone, thereby enriching and improving the world.
Tim is accepting new students on:
Monday & Tuesday
Ages 8 & above