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My teaching philosophy centers around discovering each students unique needs and goals. I've been a professional orchestral cellist for almost 20 years with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. However, I have also performed as a soloist, chamber musician & in many non-classical groups across the northeast. My students have participated in all-state festivals, competitions, chamber music programs, recitals, summer music festivals, recording projects, youth orchestras, university orchestras & even gone on to music conservatories to major in music. I genuinely enjoy helping people of all ages & ability levels fufill the musical dreams.

I feel extremely lucky always feeling excited to go to work. Whether its an orchestra rehearsal, string quartet rehearsal, concert, outreach program, community service performance, group coaching or private lesson...I'm loking forward to it. What more could one ask for!?


Hired 4 times
1 employee
25 years in business
Serves South Gouldsboro , ME
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Google Pay, Bitcoin


Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Student has instrument

Student who has an instrument, Student who is planning to purchase an instrument and would like advice

Photos and videos

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  • Reviews

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    laura V.

    Tim does a great job! Hes always prompt, easy to understand, and is skilled at working with musicians of all ages.
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    January 02, 2024


    jacob M.

    Tim is a reliable, positive, and realistic cello instructor for my son. My son switched to Tim this past Fall after working with a different instructor for several years. My son, who has ADHD struggles, also switched instruments at the same time. With these music instruction changes, my son is finding a lot of success and joy. Thanks, Tim!
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    January 02, 2024


    caleb S.

    Tim is a wonderful teacher, willing to depart from the beaten path to best assist his students. With his varied background, Tim has no shortage of unique experience, and always has intelligent insights into art and life as a whole.
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    December 30, 2023


    shannon C.

    Tim is an excellent cello teacher! My son has made amazing progress on the cello thanks to Tims instruction.
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    December 30, 2023


    abigail V.

    Timothy Garrett is an excellent cello performer and private instructor. Our son took lessons with him for about 4 years, rising from beginner to playing with the city youth orchestra.
    Mr. Garrett always modeled integrity, professionalism and perfection at all levels, as was witnessed at his recitals (which were a joy to attend). Playing cello is difficult. He was very specific with his guidance, encouraging and supportive, even through the rough patches. We are tremendously grateful for all that our son gained from his time with Tim. I highly recommend him!
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    December 29, 2023


    Isaac S.

    Tim was great fun to work with! In addition to teaching me cello over the seven years I took lessons with him, he instilled in me an appreciation for music that transcends the physical aspects of playing the instrument.
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    May 08, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    Whether you're an absolute beginner or already an experienced musician, we will chat about your goals & learning style. We'll make a plan & dig in! I look forward to getting to know the person.

    see introduction...full bio on request. I have been working as a professional musician for 20 years & teaching students of all ability levels for as long.

    30 minute private lesson is $35

    45 minute private lesson is $45

    60 minute private lesson is $60

    Its actually an interesting story...As a teen, I was prinical cellist of my youth orchestra when a mom of another cellist asked if I would provide some private help to her son. I was a bit taken aback by the request but excited for the opportunity. We met together and went over the parts & I realized how much I absoluely loved teaching & helping people.

    Literally ALL KINDS. Age 2 1/2 - 70-something.

    I've worked with students with various mental and physical disabilities, as well. I've worked with students with learning disabilities. As I've stated before, I've also worked with super talented students pursuing music as a career choice, too.

    If you love music and want to improve, I can help you.

    I've long coached chamber ensembles made up entirely of my cello students. I noticed how much they love to play music together. Recently, I rented a performance hall and had a sudent recital for just cello chamber music groups. It was a memorable evening for all, I think. I even tried to conduct a bit!

    I think the most important thing is the mixture of personalities. You want to enjoy your teacher and his/her teaching style & personality. The vast majority of music students ar looking for a rewarding artistic experience. ou need a teacher who will help you pursue that.

    How much time can I commit to my craft?

    Do my expectations match my time-committment?

    What are my personal goals?

    Services offered

    Music Theory