“Tim plays chords that I've never heard of. And I'm a guitar teacher! He's very calm and encouraging and I would thoroughly recommend him for any adult students that want to expand their theory or for any kids just starting out. He's a great muso and an all round nice guy!”
— Ewan Cloonan - LPC guitar teacher, musician, songwriter.
About teaching method and a little about me
I’m a singer, songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist, who is passionate about teaching and inspiring students to pick up their instrument every day. I grew up in a home full of musical instruments and became curious enough to play guitar, bass and later ukulele, I was hooked on the feeling of learning songs and giving them my own personal touch. I then wrote my own songs, studied an advanced diploma of music at Box Hill Tafe and have spent my adult life performing on stage, sharing amazing experiences with some great like-minded friends.
I teach students in primary schools aiming to inspire them as much as I was inspired to play as a kid. Learning to play an instrument with the correct techniques, developing healthy practice routines and setting exciting goals, is what I like to focus on as a teacher to get the most positive results.
I’ve played and enjoyed all styles of music, though I have a specialty in Jazz, funk, blues and folk music.
Through my lessons I offer a catalogue of material available through a dropbox folder for you to access via the cloud. This includes; music songs sheets, instructional videos and backing tracks to play along too. This material is constantly being updated and can be tailored to what you are learning.
Group lessons are quite rewarding, I would suggest friends or siblings for smaller groups (2 to 3) or larger community groups of up to 10.
Individual lessons are great for tailored lessons specifically to your skill level.
Online Zoom lessons can be quite effective, or though they are different to in person, they are still worthwhile. I offer an instructional video on the content of the lesson along with the zoom meeting so that we can bypass any streaming issues that may happen.
Qualifications and Certificates
Advanced Dipolma in Music
Current Working with Childrens check