Tim solo performance. Photography by Shawn Patrick Ouellette Photo.

Tim solo performance. Photography by Shawn Patrick Ouellette Photo.

Since arriving in CT 20 years ago, Tim Maynard has been and active teacher and performer. Like most, he started playing electric guitar as a teenager before changing course and earning his degree from The Hartt School in classical guitar. He has recorded 3 CDs of solo guitar music spanning the repertoire of the classical guitar, holiday music and his own compositions. These albums enjoy regular airplay on CT public and internet radio stations, and are available in the iTunes store. Beyond the traditional scope of the classical guitar repertoire, he has incorporated the sounds of flamenco, bossa nova, jazz and pop to his playing. As a freelance musician, he maintains an active schedule of concerts, weddings and other functions on the classical guitar.
His knowledge of the guitar has been integral to becoming proficient on other fretted instruments. In addition to the electric, acoustic and classical guitars, Tim has added electric bass, banjo, mandolin and ukulele to list of instruments he performs on. Currently, he plays banjo with The Eastside Rambler Dixieland Band. And most recently, he performed with Waterbury Symphony playing mandolin on Respighi’s “Feste Roman” for their 75th anniversary season opener. Tim is also very active in musical theater. He has performed at Goodspeed Opera House (Main Stage and Chester), Spirit of Broadway Theater (Norwich) and many other regional theaters throughout CT.
When not performing, Tim spends time teaching from Highland Guitar Studio in Manchester. He opened this studio in 2011 catering to students of all ages, styles and abilities. The studio offers guitar classes and private lessons on a variety of instruments, music theory and songwriting/composition.