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Tim Wood
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Yorktown, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums, Guitar, Piano
Education: Associates in Social Sciences
Performance Experience: Tim has performed with: Rhythm X (WGI World Class Percussion), The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (DCI World Class Corps), the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps (DCI Open Class Corps), the "Top Secret" Drum Corps from Basel Switzerland at the Basel Tattoo and the Royal Edinburg Military Tattoo, at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, with "PHX Percussion" (the Phonix Suns Drumline), and VERY briefly at Universal Studios in Orlando.
Teaching Experience: Tim spends several months each year in Oman producing Military Drum Corps shows to be performed for the Sultan. Tim has also taught several World Class Drum and Bugle Corps and WGI percussion ensembles such as The Madison Scouts, The Spirit of Atlanta, George Mason University WGI Percussion, and Infinity Percussion as well as two different European Drum and Bugle Corps Champion groups called "The Company" Performance Ensemble from the U.K. and "Jubal" from the Netherlands.
Teaching Philosophy: I guide people in discovering how to make progress themselves. I encourage and celebrate progress of any amount. I believe wise teachers know when to make corrective comments, but more importantly, when to refrain from making them to allow room to focus on progress that IS or WAS made. I love people, I love music, and I love teaching people music!

Get to know Tim

Aside from taking piano lessons at home at a young age, Tim started school band in 6th grade on the alto saxophone.  Once in high school he continued playing piano and started playing guitar as well.  After the 10th grade he switched in school band to percussion and has been heavily involved in music since.  After leaving high school he started giving guitar and piano lessons at a music store in Poquoson (Doug Norton's Music) for about 7 years.  During that time he was fortunate to study piano privately with Dr. Brown at CNU.  Shortly after he started his involvement with DCI Drum & Bugle Corps, performing and competing with groups from New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Ohio. After “aging out” of competitive drumline, Tim performed with the Phoenix Suns Drumline, at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, with the show drumline from Switzerland called “Top Secret Drum Corps,” briefly at Universal Studios Orlando, several more contracts with Busch Gardens, and has mainly been working as a contractor in the Middle East in a country called Oman as the seasonal Director of a military band that performs for the Sultan.  Tim has most recently also started serving as a “Musical Director” for Colony Point Creative teaching a show performed at “Wild Adventures” theme park in Valdosta, Georgia.

Tim has recently started teaching privately again and is happy to be working 1-on-1 with people at Music & Arts in Yorktown! 

Tim teaches at:
209 Village Ave Suite I
Yorktown, VA 23693
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