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About Timothy Solook

Timothy Solook
Timothy Solook
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Houston, TX
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: BM degree from The Manhattan School of Music
Performance Experience: Please refer to Bio page for playing experience
Teaching Experience: Teaching Drum Lessons for over 40 years.
Teaching Philosophy: Playing music should be fun. By practicing your instrument a little everyday, even for 5 minutes, will strengthen your ability to play better. When you feel this improvement, you want to play more. The more you play and learn, your playing situations get better, the more fun it becomes.

Get to know Timothy Solook

Tim Solook is a working drummer whose talent to adapt to a variety of musical styles is always in demand.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Tim studied music in Philadelphia and New York City, receiving his BM degree from the Manhattan School of Music.  While studying at MSM, Tim took private instruction from jazz drumming great Joe Morello and vibist David Friedman.  Upon graduating, Tim studied vibes with Caribbean Jazz Project’s Dave Samuels.

Collectively these associations have molded a solid musical foundation for Tim’s style. Over the last 30 years, Tim has performed everywhere from the Newport Jazz Festival, Saratoga, NY, Continental Arena, Rutherford, NJ, and the Roxy in Los Angeles to the Jazz Keller in Frankfurt, Germany. He has recorded four nationally distributed CD’s with Houston jazz pianist Joe LoCascio.  

While living in Houston, Tim performed with celebrated jazz musicians Paul English, Tianna Hall, Freddie Hubbard,  Kirk Whalum,  Herb Ellis,  Charlie Byrd,  Emily Remler, Dave Leibman,  Roseanna Vitro, Billy Stritch, Monty Alexander, Tim Hagans, Randy Brecker, Conrad Herwig and Diane Shuur.  From 1996 to 2002 and 2008 to 2013 Tim held the position of percussion instructor at Houston Community College.

In 2002 Tim moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 5 years, where he performed extensively with local greats including Aaron Lington, John Worley, Larry Dunlap, Anton Schwartz, Jamie Davis, Gerry Grosz, and Kurt Ribak.  He was a faculty member for the Stanford Jazz Workshop and the San Jose Jazz Society Jazz Camps at
San Jose State University.  Tim has released 4 CDs of original compositions, “Ability” in 2005, “Comfortable Blues” in 2013, “Jacksonville Rd.” in 2018, and the newest “Delete Event” in 2020.  Tim continues to perform, compose and teach in Houston, TX.

Timothy Solook teaches at:
22513 State Hwy 249 Suite 101
Houston, TX 77070
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