Tim Roberts, Faculty in the Music Department
See also Tim Roberts' faculty website.
Associate Professor Tim Roberts primarily teaches Theory, Musicianship, Music Fundamentals, Songwriting, History of Rock and Roll, and is Director of both the Jazz/Rock Combos and Guitar Ensemble.
Tim holds a Masters degree in Improvised Music Studies from San Jose State as well as a Bachelors degree in Music from Kalamazoo College. He is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood and is a certified, 210-level Pro Tools operator. He previously taught at Musicians Institute, Guitar Activity Center, and Foothill College. He also has a strong background in electronic print music distribution and licensing as the former Managing Editor at MusicWriter, Inc. He’s been a full-time faculty member at Ohlone since 2006.
Tim has over 40 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.
Tim records for Phretz Music, and has a number of instrumental CDs available on iTunes and Amazon. He has also created a series of three 1-hour ear training albums for educational applications (available at iTunes U).
In 2008, 2010 and again in 2014 Tim traveled to China as a visiting Professor at the Zhejiang Vocational Academy of Art in Hangzhou and the Dalian Art College in Dalian, giving solo concerts and teaching classes in Jazz Improv and American Pop Music History.