Music Teacher, Master
Joined in
Areas of Instruction

Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Baritone, French Horn

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Brass Instructor at the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Director of Ensembles at Swift Creek Middle School


University of North Carolina at Pembroke: Bachelors of Music in Music Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Master of Music in Music Education Student

Favorite Bands

Panic! at the Disco, Sleeping with Sirens, A Day to Remember, Any 90"s Punk Rock Group

Favorite Instruments


Musical Interests

Marching band

Specialties / Genres Taught

Brass Pedagogy, Effective Practice Habits

Teaching Experience

Public Education (5 Years), Drum Corps International (6 Years), Private Lesson Instruction (7 Years)

Ted Tinker

Music Teacher, Master

Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation

About Me

Ted Tinker is a native of North Carolina. He received his Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. During his time as an undergraduate student at UNC-Pembroke, he was a performing brass member in the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013 – 2014 and was also a brass instructor at Music City Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer of 2015. Ted has been a brass instructor with the Crossmen for the past four competitive seasons as a tuba tech (2016-2020). Outside of Drum Corps, Ted is the director of bands at Swift Creek Middle School, located in Clayton, North Carolina where also assists as a winds/visual tech with the Cleveland High School Performance Ensembles. Ted has been a Music & Arts Instructor since 2019, and is excited to continue his student's independent growth through instrumental music education.

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