Biography

Tim Edwards, born and raised in Virginia, started his musical career like most kids: singing along with the songs on the radio. After brief stints on piano and drums and playing clarinet in the school band, Tim finally discovered his lifelong instrument, the guitar.

After studying music in college, Tim relocated to Denver, CO where he began playing with numerous musicians including instrumental rock/fusion group Windowpane, blues diva Michelle Hageland, electronic experimental jazz outfit Sanskrit, country/rock group Due West, and his own recording project UVERSA.

In 2006 Tim relocated once again to the San Francisco Bay area where he keeps a busy schedule playing music and teaching guitar, theory, composition, ear training and improvisation at Danville Music.


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Composition, George Mason University.

Four years private study in Classical Guitar with Larry Snitzler, Associate Professor of Music at GMU. Mr. Snitzler is a classical guitarist based in Washington, D.C. who formally studied in Spain with Andres Segovia.

Three years private study in Composition with composer Glenn Smith. Dr. Smith holds a Doctorate in Music Composition from Indiana University and is full Professor of Music at GMU.

Two years private study in Jazz Guitar with Paul Bollenback in Washington, D.C. Paul Bollenback currently is a recording artist for Challenge Records, and has played and recorded extensively with Hammond B3 organist Joey DeFrancesco and many other noted jazz musicians.

Three years private study in Improvisation with pianist Charlie Banacos. Mr. Banacos is currently on staff at New England Conservatory and has taught Jazz Improvisation all over the world for more than forty years. His students include guitarists Pat Metheny and Mike Stern.


MUSICAL HISTORY

2006- present: guitar and bass guitar instructor at Danville Music, Danville, CA.

2000- present: founder and president of absolute music, a private music company which specializes in jazz, fusion, rock, blues, improvisational, experimental and acoustic music. Also established independent record label Subspace Records.

1990- 2006: instructor at Denver Music Institute, Englewood, CO. Instruction in Guitar Technique, Music Theory, Ear Training, Composition, and Improvisation; teaching an average of forty students per week in nearly all musical styles and levels of ability including children, teens, and adults.