Tim began his musical career as a teen studying with David Turner (a Berklee College of Music grad.) in Sedalia, Mo. Upon graduating High School, Tim began a full time teaching position at Shaw Music in Sedalia, Mo. At the same time he was one of the first "Guitar Majors" at State Fair Community College and playing in a local "Top 40" band. After two years at "State Fair" he enrolled at Berklee College of Music. While studying in Boston, Tim worked at, then, Warren Music Studio in W. Roxbury Ma. Also, he was playing various engagements on guitar and running sound for a 50 & 60's show band 'Live Wire' During his stay in Boston came the opportunity to arrange the "Footlight Parade Overture" played by the Dick Johnson Orchestra, for the Boston Arts Council. This also led to a variety of recording projects with the composers of the Footlight Parade. A guitar class was taught at N.E. University for their New Horizons program and he met his future wife, Jean, a native of the Boston area.
Summer brought Tim back to work at the Charlie Parker Foundation. After College, he returned to his life in the Mo. Ozarks. A number of years were spent playing, touring, and recording with local country and Top 40 bands. After starting a family, Tim opened Smithville Music Studio, which celebrated its' 25th anniversary in December of 2007. He has an active performing life playing and arranging for various K.C. based Big Bands. Also a love of bluegrass has kept him busy playing either guitar or upright bass in local groups. Tim continues to compose, arrange, play, teach, and record as is evident by the 2008 release of his solo album "Minor Details."