Interested in taking guitar, banjo, or mandolin lessons? I'm available for private lessons in person in the Asheville area, at the Academy for the Arts, or online. My expertise lies in bluegrass flatpicking, Travis picking, and delta and country blues fingerpicking. Please use the contact form to request more information.
"Incredibly talented, patient, highly encouraging and immensely responsible are some of the compliments I could note about Tim. He was and remains to be the absolute best guitar instructor I could have found for my daughter. I had previously been told by others that perhaps my daughter was too young to start lessons, she was just 8 so with some hesitation, I started her with lessons. Within minutes, she was already strumming the guitar and her enthusiasm to continue was fantastic. Tim worked closely with her to carve out the lessons, the music and the notes she would learn that most engaged her and I am proud to say two years later, we are still learning with Tim, at my daughters request! Her progress has been a delight to watch and I am so grateful he was able to share his love of music with my daughter." - Erika K., Parent
"I took guitar lessons from Tim for about six months before he relocated to Asheville. I was a beginner, and somewhat apprehensive, but found the process to be absolutely wonderful! Tim structures lessons to fit the abilities of the student, and every lesson leads the student forward in manageable steps. He continues to offer advice and encouragement from Asheville." - Charlie H., Guitar Student
"I have come so far in just a short period of time. Tim has been extremely patient with me and he is a wonderful teacher. I really didn't think online classes would work for me, however it has been an amazing experience." - Sherry, Banjo Student
"Tim is an excellent instructor and skilled musician. He is extremely patient, has the ability to explain and teach at the level needed, and is invested in his student's success. Tim’s passion, dedication, and love of music show through in his teaching and his playing. Highly Recommend!" - Kim M., Parent
"Tim made my guitar lessons something I looked forward to every week. He was patient and allowed me to focus on the areas that I wanted to (strumming patterns, songs I wanted to learn, etc.) He gave great feedback and was very helpful in teaching the basics, which is what I needed. Tim is an exceptional musician and I learned a lot from my lessons with him!" - Blair M., Guitar Student
"I've taken lessons from a number of instructors on several different instruments over the years and can say without a doubt that Tim is the best teacher I've ever had. He is as knowledgeable as they come on the subjects of acoustic guitar, Americana music, banjo, and just music in general, and puts this wealth of knowledge to work in figuring out how to bring the most out of a student. He patiently and intelligently worked through whatever challenges I was dealing with, and helped me grow in my playing and in my understanding of the musical concepts that we worked on. He explains things clearly and succinctly, and demonstrates everything in a very clear way. On the whole, he was a great instructor and one that I continue to be grateful to for everything that he contributed to my growth as a musician." - Oleg T., Student