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Tim Maynard

Tim Maynard

Online & Manchester, CT

" Guitar lessons, classes and more!"

Services: Guitar

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I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends, I can help you get there. My studio is a spacious and equipped learning environment designed with the guitarist in mind.


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  • Damonica M. August 6, 2013

    "I had been trying to find the right classical guitar teacher for years before taking lessons with Tim. Honestly, I have made more progress in a few months with Tim than I had made in nearly eight years of various other teachers. His love of music and teaching are evident in the fact that he really takes the time to understand your background (musical and otherwise), your musical interests, and your personal goals. He then tailors his approach with each lesson to ensure that you progress steadily as a musician through sound technique and theory rather than simply teaching you how to play songs.

    I highly recommend Tim to anyone interested in becoming a proficient guitarist in any style."

  • Keith A. July 3, 2013

    "I started guitar lessons at age 45, with no background in music at all other than listening. With Tim’s patient instruction, it has been a fun learning experience. Learning guitar is a lifelong path, and Tim will direct you in the right direction so you improve not only guitar technique but develop as a musician.

    My son also took guitar lessons with Tim and I have no hesitation recommending Tim for all age groups."

  • HELENA W. July 2, 2013

    "Tim and I have been in the process of creating an array of songs, for over 2 years. He has put structure in all my creative developments. Tim is a very easy going individual and an true gentleman. A real pleasure to work with!

    Tim has personally given me the freedom and the technical tools I needed to move forward and create my body of work. He never judges however, he will gently guide you in the direction you need to be for maximum creativity.

    I'm now in the process of polishing up my stage persona. (my tone of voice, my diction,
    my posture). Tim has been a great resource. He has helped me immensely! We have performed on stage and it has been a wonderful experience. He has given me the confidence I needed
    to get on stage and give a stunning performance.

    I would recommend him to anyone.

    Helena W."

  • B M. July 2, 2013

    "I had taken classes with other teachers when I was younger and can honestly say I have learned and enjoyed taking classes with Tim more than any others. I witnessed elementary students through adults with crazy schedules like myself enjoying his classes. He was thrilled when we understood items and encouraging when we had a hard time. Great teacher and person!!"

  • Richard G. July 1, 2013

    "I started taking lessons from Tim back in Feb. I am 47 now took lessons when I was younger . He has started me from the ground level which is what I needed and moves along with the progress I try to make each week. Hard to practice some weeks due to life commitments. But he is also working on helping me make the most of my practice time and to find more of it through the week. I have to say I can now play the 12 bar blues and he is working with me on some good stuff . He is very patient and does not mind the questions. Tim is laid back, easy going and definitely enjoys music , and some of it has rubbed off on me . I feel good about where we are at in our lessons . I am really glad I found Tim, just the right kind of teacher , even for us aging folks. If I could sum Tim up in one word as a teacher , stupendous. Don't pass him up . "

  • Brian G. June 26, 2013

    "I have been taking lessons from Tim for about 4 years. I am now pursuing a degree in music from Hartt now thank to Tim. He pushed me in the directions that I needed to go. Without him, I never would have been accepted to college for music."

  • Hari A. June 25, 2013

    "Tim is a great Teacher. He has lots of patience and understands his students and their capabilities very well.
    Based on the Students potential he builds their skill and prepares them for the next level.
    My Daughter who is 11 years old started the introductory group class. She has found it very very exciting and
    I have seen her play simple 12 bar blues riffs and has started loving and exploring the instrument. She has completed
    the introductory class and is very excited to learn from him. She is progressing very well and I am excited
    to see the interest Tim has inculcated in my child."

  • mrudula B. June 25, 2013

    "Tim is an excellect tutor.My kids go to him for guitar class.His passion for music make him to teach without wasting time.I am happy that my kids go to him for guitar class."

  • Mark D. October 25, 2012

    "I took Tim's beginner guitar class in the winter/spring and I couldn't have been happier. The price of the class is ridiculously low for the instruction and materials that Tim provides. I had a guitar for about 5 years and never touched it until I saw his classes offered for such a great price. Tim pushed us and got us playing immediately. He is passionate about what he does and it takes the time to help you learn guitar. He is always willing to listen and answer questions and will provide some great resources to help you on you quest to play guitar. If you want to learn and will put in the work, Tim will get you playing. I was hesitant to take the class at first, but now looking back I can't believe I waited so long. Awesome teacher....well worth the investment. Thanks, Tim! "

  • Ann K. August 6, 2012

    "My 14 yr old daughter has been taking lessons for about 7 months now and she really enjoys having Tim as a teacher. She started out with the intro group package this past Jan and then wanted to continue.
    I think that is the best way to begin, it's a small group
    and Tim starts with the basics and there is no pressure on the students. So she went from learning "hot cross Buns" to Bon Jovi's "It's my life" and now working on Foo Fighters "One of these days", working with a capo and learning about harmonics "

  • Lisa G. April 27, 2012

    "My son has been taking guitar lessons with Tim Maynard for almost a year now. Tim is a very patient and encouraging teacher. He engages my son by giving him interesting songs to learn and keeps the lines of communication open with me regarding his progress. Tim works with him on theory but makes learning it fun by using songs that are appealing to him. We are very happy with the lessons and highly recommend Tim to any student interested in learning guitar. Tim is a true professional!"

  • Theresa M. April 22, 2012

    " My son has been taking lessons from Tim for several months now and he continues to be inspired and enthusiastic. I credit Tim for being so passionate about what he does...he is patient and encouraging. I think its easy for young students to just want to jump into learning their favorite songs and jump over all the theory, and Tim seems to know just how to get a student motivated to really want to learn more. Additionally, as a parent I appreciate Tim's punctuality and communication skills. He is a nice, friendly gentleman and a true professional. I highly recommend this studio."

  • Kent E. January 3, 2012

    "My son Chase has been taking lessons from Tim for almost three years. His enthusiastic and upbeat attitude keep Chase wanting to learn more! "

  • Neal G. December 19, 2011

    "Tim Maynard is an extraordinary teacher. He has motivated and inspired me. I now play my guitar every day and do not feel complete unless I do. With Tim's instruction I can now play with virtually any guitarist and not embarass myself.
    I will always be indebted for the gift he has given me."

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