Tim Wendel

Guitar & Bass Teacher

p: 303.667.7957
e: [email protected]

Tim is a versatile guitarist, composer, and educator who enjoys guiding students of
all ages and abilities toward a fun and rewarding musical experience! He has been a private music instructor for 16 yrs (since 2003) and has taught at The Music and Arts Center, University of Colorado at Boulder (where he was awarded a teaching assistant-ship, taught small and large ensemble performance, and music theory), and as a clinician at the Colorado Conservatory of Jazz Arts.

“As a teacher, the first skills I utilize are good communication and perception of the student’s experience level and learning strengths. It is important to me to clearly present material so that the student effectively understands and absorbs the information. As a music educator, my purpose is to facilitate a joyful and positive experience with an emphasis on creativity and enjoyment, supported by an adaptive teaching style, thereby leading my students toward their true potential.”

During his early years, he received classical training on the piano, and was inspired to pick up the guitar at the age of 12 by the music of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix. He continued his musical studies by immersing himself in the Philadelphia jazz scene, where he was an accomplished leader and sideman for 10 years. He received his M.A. in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado, Boulder (Pedagogy is the discipline that deals with the theory and practice of education; it thus concerns the study of how best to teach).

Tim has performed at Carnegie Hall, toured the east coast and Rocky Mountain
region with original rock, funk, jazz, and classical projects, as well as traveled the entire United States as a member of the Broadway National Tour of The Color Purple. He has performed with such notable artists as Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas,
Ralph Alessi, Art Lande, Terell Stafford, Jaleel Shaw, and Jeff Lee Johnson, amongst many others.

Nicole B

My son started taking piano lessons from Ashley and I was so impressed with her, I've been taking lessons too! My son is also going to start taking guitar lessons after the first of the year as well. I also appreciate the prompt responses when I have questions and the affordable prices. I highly recommend Sollohub School of Music!

Nicole B / Student and Parent
Alex P

Sollohub Music has provided a fun, energetic environment for me to learn music. They have always been very professional and flexible, which is much appreciated with crazy work/school schedules. The instructors are very talented, devoted individuals with not only a passion for music, but a strong desire to share it with others!

Alex P / Student
Chuck C

My daughter has been studying with Jeff since before she was a teenager, and he has been an amazing influence on her. He is unfailingly enthusiastic, and has been very accommodating of a family's ever-changing schedule. I heartily recommend him to anyone who loves music and wants to learn.

Chuck C. / Parent

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