Tim Bedner has prepared a course of study that teaches intermediate to advanced students in an organized step by step system complete with weekly handouts and written notes. As you learn you will be compiling a binder of reference material for lifelong study and practice.
Tim’s study materials apply to all styles of guitar and in addition Tim coaches you on how to establish good practice habits and time management.
For over 20 years, Tim has coached and prepared students for study at university music programs such as Boston’s Berklee College of Music, NYC’s New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, Philadelphia’s School of the Arts, and Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University.
Tim Bedner received his undergraduate training at Berklee College of Music and a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at Duquesne University, considered one of the top 10 universities in the United States. Tim taught and developed undergraduate and graduate level guitar curricula for Duquesne while on their faculty.
Now living in Ottawa Tim is a music professor at Carleton University teaching private guitar lessons and founded the Carleton University guitar ensemble which he directs and arranges for. Tim teaches private guitar lessons at Alcorn Music Studios he also helps students prepare for University and College music auditions. Tim also conducts workshop and hosts “Inside the Music” a lecture demo series featuring professional musicians from across Canada and the U.S.A..
In an effort to encourage music students to become involved in the local music scene and get the opportunity to be coached by leading jazz educators based in the city Tim created the “Mentor Series” held the last Monday of each month at Cafe Paradiso.
The National publication “University Affairs” published an article about Mentor Nights: http://www.universityaffairs.ca
Tim can be seen performing in many of Ottawa’s music clubs including GigSpace, Vineyards, Café Paradiso, the Ottawa Jazz Festival and noontime jazz at the Clarica centre.
Click here to read more about Tim Bedner and hear clips from his CD “Of Light & Shadow”
Comments from students who have studied with Tim Bedner :
“I am excited to say that my audition at Humber went very, very well. I played “All the Things You Are” and afterwards he told me that it was one of the few best that he has heard this year. Thanks Tim, seriously, I would not be as confident, focused, and somewhat competent had I not taken this year and studied with you. I thank you, thank you and thank you again.”
Hey Tim, I just got a letter from Humber… I got in!!!!!! I got accepted to the 4 year degree program and I couldn’t have done it with out your help thanks a lot!
“This lesson was one of the most informative and clearest sessions I’ve ever spent with a teacher and I’ve been so excited I even started the chord chart homework”
“I’ve improved my technique in so many ways, thoroughly learned the process.”
“I have learned many techniques which are applicable to so much music. I loved how this class wasn’t classical, jazz or rock, but rather concepts that influence all music.”
“He (Tim) was clear and obviously knew and loved what he was doing.”
“Tim is awesome. He is very knowledgeable, motivating and he makes me like coming to class.”
“Tim has pushed me to be better every day.”
“He (Tim) does whatever he can to help me. He also has amazing patience.”
“Mr. Bedner is a great teacher, nice, patient and interesting.”
“I have learned more in six months of lessons with Tim then in 16 years of studying guitar on my own.”
Tim Bedner’s website: www.timbedner.com