ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF MUSIC, DOUBLE BASS & ELECTRIC BASS at Lebanon Valley College since 2011:
-teaching applied lessons on double bass, bass guitar, jazz improvisation
-directing the jazz combo
Tim’s private students’ successes include acceptances into major collegiate music programs; winning the bass spot for PMEA All-State Jazz band; awards including “Outstanding Soloist” and “Best Rhythm Section” at Cavalcade Jazz Festivals; and winning auditions for district jazz band and district orchestra.
“…his students at LVC are all very complimentary of their time spent under Tim’s tutelage. I would highly recommend him for any teaching/performance work…” – Steve Rudolph
Tim demonstrates a finger system for the bass guitar that allows for a two-octave scale with just one shift.
PDF for scale fingerings: G maj and min scales 2 octaves electric bass
A lesson on achieving clean in-tune shifts on the double bass, using the Adagio from Marcello’s Sonata in E minor to demonstrate finger-replacement concept for visualizing the physical aspect of shifting on the double bass.