4.9Exceptional(15 reviews)
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I have a very patient, calm, and encouraging approach rooted in positive motivation. I am able to adapt very quickly to any teaching situation and adjust accordingly. I make every class, lesson, or tutoring session feel like it is the most important part of our day, because it is! This has come with over two decades of teaching experience as a certified instructor.

I have been professionally certified in K-12 Music as well as General Education for 23 years. I offer tutoring in music and a variety of other areas.

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My favorite part about teaching is interacting with people - students, colleagues, parents, families, and members of the community. I consider it a privilege to teach: the ability to share my knowledge with others, the challenge of figuring out and adjusting what does and does not work during a lesson, and watching the development of those under my tutelage. Every day is a new day. If we have a bad day, we have a chance to learn from our mistakes and do it over the next day.


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29 years in business
Serves Haskell , NJ
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April R.

I liked how well he listened to my issues and helped me rectify them. He gave me great advice and praised me when I did well. His experience in the classroom with troubled teens is a constant source of inspiration.
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January 13, 2019



As my first trumpet teacher, brass tenor has helped lay the foundation for my musical career and lifelong passion for the trumpet. His teaching, care, dedication, and support helped me grow tremendously as a trumpet-player. I went onto study trumpet performance and have great experiences as a musician, and I attribute much of this to studying with brass tenor at the early stages.
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January 13, 2019


Alison P.

Tim changed my daughters life! She finally believed in herself and excelled in her band performance.
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January 12, 2019


Emily B.

He was very kind and could give criticism without it coming off as negative. It is important as a teacher to be able to help students without making them feel offended, attacked, or less of themselves for making a mistake. Here, I was able to make mistakes and use them to further my learning in a fun and creative way.
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January 12, 2019


JaEun S.

Tim is an experienced music teacher with a caring heart. I am a semi-new music teacher who also deeply cares about my students. I am the only music teacher at my school, as is often the case. Being semi-new and being the only music teacher at my school, I try to interact with other music teachers in order to receive advice and insights. Although I still find it helpful to learn different perspectives, I do not find all advice equally valuable. I am a picky individual when it comes to my profession. Tim and I have been talking about various topics as music teachers for the last few months, and I have always found him reliable and professional. When we talk about a certain topic, he asks me relevant questions to ensure he knows the right information prior to giving me his thoughts and advice. Tim is knowledgeable but humble with an open mind. I have always found our interactions productive and meaningful. I wish I had a mentor like Tim during my first year of teaching.
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December 25, 2018


Emily M.

Tim is one of the most thoughtful and humble people I know. After graduating with my bachelors in music education, he was the person who mentored and guided me through my difficult job application process. He truly made me feel validated and valued as a person and a musician. I would recommend Tims services to anyone who has a serious passion for music, wants an extremely knowledgable resource and a potential life-long friendship.
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September 10, 2018

Frequently asked questions

Because every person is completely different and making a connection with a new tutor or instructor is so important, here is my typical process:

1) Establish a rapport between the student and myself to make everyone feel comfortable.  This will include questions about interests outside of music, because music is only one part of our lives.

2) Find out the musical goals and aspirations of the student.

3) During the first lesson, I do a lot of listening to properly assess the current musical status of the student (instead of speaking and demonstrating).

4) I provide a comprehensive review of the entire lesson at its conclusion.

* Bachelor of Music from Wilkes University (Double Major: Music Education (instrumental) and Voice Performance)

* Presently enrolled in studies towards Master of Music Education degree at Liberty University (Anticipated completion date: August 2019)

* New Jersey public school music educator and private lesson instructor for 23 years

* Teaching experience includes: PreK-12 Instrumental, Choral, and General Music to over 11,000 students 

* Master teacher workshops/clinics at various music conferences

* Active performer on brass instruments and voice

Lessons are available in 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 minute increments.  Rates vary by location and nature of lesson. SKype lessons are also available.

I started teaching at age 15 in my hometown summer music program where I voluntarily worked as a teacher's assistant with classes of young trumpet players.  Since that summer, I became hooked and haven't looked back!

Elementary through Senior Citizen; Special needs (ADHD, 504, IEP); Professional-level talent.  I have helped students of every conceivable age and ability level achieve GREAT SUCCESS by creating lessons to maximize their potential.

Receiving a video from students in an at-risk community to convey the impact I had on them in music and life.

It is critically important that you make a strong connection with any teacher.  Credentials mean absolutely nothing if the instructor cannot communicate effectively.  Be sure that the potential teacher is still growing and learning.  I personally commit a minimum of two hours a day to improve musical and non-musical things about myself.

Be extremely honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses, and share that information with your instructor.Don't leave out important details.

Think about your favorite things about music as a whole, musical genre preferences, music-reading ability, sense of rhythm, etc.

Services offered

Public Speaking
Music Theory
Test Prep