Tim’s training began in Newark, Ohio at the age of five. His early influences included everything from Folk, Jazz, R&B, and pop, to the great Ohio State Marching Band. After a move to Southern Oregon at age 12, he continued studies in drum set, classical, and marching percussion eventually winning several awards including two consecutive state solo contests. Tim then attended the University of Oregon (BM) on a full tuition scholarship studying drum set, orchestral percussion and ethnic percussion with Professor Charles Dowd, was section leader of the Oregon Marching Band Drumline, and a member of the Green Garter Band. He continued post graduate studies on scholarship at the University of Southern California (MM) with Professor Eric Forrester and Ndugu Chancellor.
Tim went on to perform for audiences throughout the world as percussionist with grammy nominated artist Josh Groban. He has also performed and/or recorded with Herbie Hancock, Elton John, David Foster, Chris Botti, Angelique Kidjo, Ashley Maher, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Andre Manga, Gary Novak, Bakithi Kumalo, Lucia Micarelli, John Williams, Bill Ross, Bird York, Angie Stone, and Bela Fleck. Tim performs on four Josh Groban DVD concert recordings including “An Evening in New York”, “Awake”, “Live at the Greek”, and “Josh Groban Live in Concert”. Film and television recordings include “NCIS”, “JAG”, “The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio” (Dreamworks), “When Billie Beat Bobbie” (ABC), “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” (Fox), and “Lucky” (FX). Television appearances include PBS “Soundstage”, The Sundance Channel “Live from Abbey Road”, Rockefeller Center Christmas, Good Morning America, The American Music Awards, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’ Brian, and Ellen.
Tim is on faculty at the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) teaching drum set and percussion. He is currently on tour with the band “Incendio” in support of their new CD “The Shape of Dreams” performing World Music for summer festivals and outdoor concerts throughout California, the East Coast, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. Tim plays Taye Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, L.P. Percussion, Yamaha timpani, Roland V-Drums, REMO Drumheads, and Vic Firth sticks.