Tim McDonald: Piano, Keyboards.
Live Performer, Producer and Studio Musician
Lives: Nashville Tn.
FreePianoLessons4U is very excited to announce the addition of Tim McDonald to its roster of Music Instructors.
At the young age of five, Tim McDonald embarked on a musical journey that throughout time has granted him countless opportunities to recognize and perfect his talents within. After starting formal piano lessons his natural music abilities were quickly recognized. By age nine, he was a member of the distinguished Classical Guild Society. He continued classical training throughout his teen years.
Tim McDonald attended college at Montreat Anderson on a soccer scholarship where he studied music theory and taught himself other genres of music such as Jazz, Blues, Funk and Alternative. Subsequently, Tim left college and enlisted in the US Army where he joined the Army Band following a successful piano audition. Graduating with honors, Tim attended the Armed Forces School of Music. During his tenure in the US Army, Tim continued to focus on his music.
At each place he was stationed, he took complete advantage of every learning occasion. Tim continued to study music and seek out mentors. He played music and learned from great musicians such as Dan Haerle, Frank Mantooth, Curtis Fuller, Clyde Kerr, Todd Coolman, Dave Mancini, and Byron Berline. Later, Tim was assigned to teach piano at the Armed Forces School of Music in Va. Beach, Virginia.
performed with many local and international acts as well as with the Virginia Symphony. Tim had the distinct opportunity to perform with the three tenors and to perform and record with Count Basie Band leader Douglas Miller. Tim also performed in two broadway musicals: Aida, and The Producers.
After ten years of honorable service, reaching a status of Staff Sergeant Promotable, Tim left the US Army.
Tim moved to Nashville, TN to further his music career and just completed an Australian tour with Movie Icon Olivia Newton-John. You can also see Tim McDonald perform on the Blake Shelton Video “The More I Drink”.
Tim McDonalds Credits
Olivia Newton-John, Blake Shelton, Mark Chesnutt, Josh Gracin, Larry Gatlin, Marty Raybon, Johnny Hiland, Cory Morrow, Byron Berline, and Steve Holy.