I am a banjo student with Tim Rowell and have been taking weekly lessons with him for the past year. As an adult taking up an instrument for the first time, I can enthusiastically recommend Tim as a teacher. In a year I’ve made more progress on the banjo than I ever thought possible, learned a lot about the instrument and the music I’m playing, and had a great time doing it.

As I’ve gotten to know Tim I’ve found him to be a talented musician who is well-versed in music theory and practice, and able to communicate what he knows in a way that is meaningful to a beginning student. In my lessons he will often try different approaches to teaching to find what works best for my learning style, something that I truly appreciate. Tim also possesses personal qualities that make him an excellent teacher: he is extremely personable, incredibly patient, and is passionate about sharing his love of music.

I highly recommend Tim as a banjo teacher, and for any role involving music and enthusiastic participation with others. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
          — Mandy Cromwell

Tim is the best music teacher I have ever known. He has an incredible ability to adjust to my pace. His positive attitude makes me look forward to every lesson. He doesn't try to overwhelm me with his incredible banjo ability, but cleverly uses it to motivate me to rise to the next level. I never got to play with Scruggs, but I'm proud to say I played with Clawhammer Tim.
          – Karen McKeough