Lincoln School Of Music

Lincoln School Of Music

5.0 (1)
Best of 2022
2 hires on
2 employees
15 years in business

About this pro

Hi, my name is Tim. I have been a guitar instructor since 1999 and have been playing guitar since I was 13 years old. I am an enthusiastic teacher and I love teaching for so many reasons. The way I teach is simple, I teach my students how to play correctly while having fun. Whether you are a beginner or someone with a few years experience, take lessons with me and I promise that you will get better and enjoy your lessons. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals! Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment SelectionYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I usually do an interview of the student to determine what the goals, dreams and desire of that individual. Then send them home with an introductory example based on those goals.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: All my lessons focus on having fun while learning fundamental guitar.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: Beginner, excited to learn with a teachable spirit. That combination can create the perfect musician.

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Lincoln, NE 68502
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1 Review


  • Diane Hoyt

    Five stars for Tim at Lincoln School of Music. Take a chance, you will be glad you did!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I focus on the student enjoying the process of learning the guitar. We will have you playing real songs right away! I like to think that I put the 'fun' in FUNdamentals. 

But don't let me convince you. Watch and listen to those students who have something to say about the lessons:

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been playing guitar for over three decades and teaching professionally for nearly twenty years.

I am involved in my local church in the Worship and Arts ministry for over fifteen years, serving in front of roughly four thousand attendees in a weekend. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching the occasional friend here and there for fun. This graduated to teaching part time at a (since closed) local music store (Paragon Music). 

I realized that I really enjoyed spending time encouraging others on the guitar, so in 2007 I started teaching full-time in my own house in a spare bedroom. 

Once I started having kids, I needed to move out and find a business location. I have been on South street for roughly a decade.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students as young as 6 and as old as 70. I have taught students with Aspergers and ADHD. 

Most of the students who walk through these doors are complete beginners. They feel overwhelmed with learning and I meet them at their need. We have a blast!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Our Summer Concerts are a real unique treat! We don't ever call them recitals (Yuk! Those are boring!)

We offer four twenty minute power sets of students. They can witness other students in various levels of playing, but don't have to sit through hours of dozens and dozens of students. 

The parents love how quick they are. The students love playing in front of a relaxed audience. It's a win-win for everybody!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask questions. Make sure you know what you want from your teacher. Are you needing a lot of theory? (why?) Are you just wanting to enjoy the guitar with no career in mind?

-Are you needing a lot of theory? (why?) Are you just wanting to enjoy the guitar with no career in mind?

-Are you just wanting to enjoy the guitar with no career in mind?

-Are you wanting to be the next American Idol? A worship leader? 

-A worship leader? 

-A garage band?

-A back porch strummer?

These types of questions will ensure you are matched with a compatible instructor.

Keep in mind that a great player doesn't always make for a great instructor. Make sure the instructor knows what you need and can honestly take you there.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

-Do your lessons have any structure?

-Do you offer any concerts or recitals for students?

-Do you teach only private lessons, or do you offer group lessons as well?

-How is payment(tuition) handled?