Tim has performed over 3,000 professional gigs, and is one of the top leading private guitar instructors in Southern California. Tim has been a full-time guitarist giving lessons for over 30 years. Highly skilled, both as a teacher and as a multi-styled player, Tim is also the author of four instructional guitar books with Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Tim has opened shows for Albert King, Shawn Lane, Tower Of Power, and others. He has been a career nightclub player leading his own bands, touring as a hired gun, and co-leading bands with some of San Diego's finest musicians. Tim was a featured member of The Rick Gazlay Group for four years, playing over 400 gigs in that band alone with the late great Rick Gazlay (a.k.a. Slam Buckra).
Tim's roots are from deep in southeastern Kansas. He staked his claim on the club-circuit in Colorado, mainly in Longmont and Boulder CO. From there, he went to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music; then, onto University of North Texas School of Music for five years. He has lived in California since 1987 and has become widely regarded as a premier provider of San Diego guitar lessons. This is his gift, it seems.
"My vast experience as a performer, teacher, author, and student of four music universities; my unique focus and committment; my mastery of the guitar and knowing how to unlock the potential within each individual student is what makes my teaching the very best available.
Always the caring, encouraging, and enthusiastic guitar coach, I teach all levels of students, from the total beginner to the working professional guitarist. I am a teaching specialist. Transforming student's musical lives is my specialty. My guitar lessons are 75 minutes each, and are conducted either online, or in a comfortable setting in my home studio in San Diego, near the highway 163 & I-805 interchange (Serra Mesa), in a quiet residential neighborhood with easy parking.
I make full use of digital technology to support your learning, providing you with an audio recording of each lesson, video recordings of demonstrations (as needed), unlimited play-along backing tracks, digital slow-down of songs, and much more! No one else in Southern California offers the level of service that I do. If you seek the very best teacher available, you have found him.