As a trained pianist with a masters in music, I have had a lot of experience working with many instructors from around the world and to this day, Tim continues to be one of the best. When I was seeking a teacher, I knew that I wanted to find someone who would not only inspire me, but broaden my musical knowledge, which is exactly what Tim has done. I particularly sought him out after hearing the Tim Fenton Group’s most recent record in which he composed all original songs for different instruments, including the trumpet, saxophone, piano, drums and bass. I was very impressed, and I continue to be.
In the three years, I have studied with him, he has exposed me to world sounds and technique that have allowed me to become more innovative in my own composition and performance. Prior to working with Tim, I never considered particular tropes which I now employ regularly in my music. Furthermore, his mastery of production has given me a whole other dimension of musicality to contemplate in my work. The value that Tim has provided me continues to be potent.
Beyond all that, as a person, Tim is thoughtful, attentive, and patient, which makes him a superior teacher and an enjoyable individual to work with. His affable disposition and creativity are infectious. I have never heard anyone play the bass quite like Tim does. Whether we are exploring improvisation or the practice of a new technique, Tim makes the process fun, a quality that is essential for the longevity of a practice. It is with my utmost respect and confidence that I recommend Tim as a teacher and professional. I trust that any individual seeking to grow as an artist will greatly benefit from working with him.See more