Tim Roberts, Faculty in the Music Department
See also Tim Roberts' faculty website.
Tim Roberts teaches Theory, Fundamentals, Musicianship, Songwriting, Pro Tools, History of Rock and Roll, and the Jazz/Rock Combos classes at Ohlone.
A native of Michigan, Tim graduated from Kalamazoo College with a major in Music and minor in Theater in 1979. His Masters degree in Jazz and World Music came from San Jose State in 2001. He is also a graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, and holds Pro Tools 7.0 210-level certification from Digidesign. He previously taught at Musicians Institute, Guitar Activity Center, and Foothill College.
Tim has over 30 years experience as a professional performer in the Midwest, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. As a guitarist doubling on banjo, mandolin, and nylon-string, Tim continues to be active as an orchestra player in many Bay Area theaters including AMT, ACT, TheatreWorks and Foothill Music Theatre. He also has a strong background in MIDI, as well as in electronic print music distribution and licensing as the former Managing Editor at MusicWriter, Inc.
Tim has released CDs featuring numerous styles including solo rock finger-style, guitar ensemble and full band instrumentation. For 2008, Tim completed a holiday album, 12 Days of Christmas. In 2007 he wrote a multi-movement "Mass" for choir and rhythm section, and released a live album, Still Kickin', on iTunes and Rhapsody. He has also created a series of three 1-hour ear training albums for educational applications (available at iTunes U).
In summer 2008 Tim traveled to Hangzhao, China, as part of a cultural exchange program between Ohlone and the Zhejiang Vocational Academy of Art. He spent two weeks giving solo concerts and teaching classes in Jazz Improv and American Pop Music History. See more about the China Visit in Summer 2008.