OUR BAND LEADERS
Band Leader, Program Director
Tim started playing guitar in 1979 and began playing in/leading rock bands & performing for audiences soon after. After playing in a number of cover bands as a teen, he began developing his own style(s) of playing & started writing and performing original music with bands of many styles, including rock, funk, soul, heavy metal, punk and free jazz, sometimes all in the same band.
He brings many years of experience, starting his teaching career in 1988, part time at his home. He has taught at 2112 School Of Musical Arts since 2008 and is director of the ?Let's Rock? program on Saturdays as well as teaching and occasionally performing with Brimstone, the schools all-star band.
After close to 32 years of playing guitar, he considers himself to be, first and foremost, a life-long student and is grateful to learn something new from every person he meets (of any age).
A few of his favorite players and influences include Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Capt. Beefheart, Niki Sparrow, Joni Mitchell, Mike Watt and D. Boon of The Minutemen, Prince, Root Boy Slim, John Coltrane, Adrian Belew, Dr. Know, Jimmy Page, Alex Lifeson, Andy Summers, Elliot Easton, Brant Bjork, Thin Lizzy, Tom Waits, Danny Gatton, Nels Cline, Chris Stevens (an excellent Raleigh player/teacher Tim studied with in the late 80's and early 90's), Dean Ween, Billy Gibbons, Eddie Hazel (of Parliament/Funkadelic), Jeff Buckley, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, George Harrison, Curtis Mayfield and many more.