Tim’s love of shred runs deep. Inspired by such guitar heroes as Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani and Vinnie Moore, Tim made the transition from piano to guitar at 14 years of age. It was a move that was a few years in the making due to saving to buy his first guitar himself. His parents were sure it was just a phase, but he certainly proved their theory false.
Being almost entirely self-taught, Tim started with the typical method books and tab books. He also gleaned important information from informal lessons with his high school band teacher. However, being unable to find a teacher to show him the technical aspects that he desired, he began buying books and records to learn from, a number that grew to thousands of albums and hundreds of books.
After graduation, Tim studied at the respected Trebas Institute in Toronto. The education that he received upon completion of their prestigious audio production course opened the right doors to start working and he often pulled double duty as a session musician and assistant engineer. Tim attributes this experience as a large part of the development of his style. Says Tim, “Working on everything from Ska and Reggae to Metal really developed my versatility as an artist. Having to be in top form and shine in the moment when the client was footing the bill really whipped my playing into shape!”
Tim is also a gifted teacher who loves to further others’ ambitions. His new website is dedicated to teaching the technical aspects of the guitar with lessons that he wishes had been available when he was learning. You’ll find these lessons written in easily digestible chunks. There are already many challenging lessons with more to test every aspect of your playing being added regularly.
With the release of “Impact,” Tim has realized a tremendous goal and provided an awesome statement to the world of shred guitar. Melding classic influences with his own unique style, Tim has forged a memorable album that guitar lovers can listen to over and over and catch something new every time. Already writing material for his second album, Tim is excited for you to share in his continuing journey.