Drum Set, Classical Percussion, Hand Drums, Marching Percussion, Beginning Piano, Beginning Guitar, Beginning Bass Guitar, Beginning Ukulele. Music Theory, Composition, Songwriting, Music Technology, and Film Scoring.
Tim Girard received a B.M. in Composition from the University of Rhode Island in 2001, and between 2001 and 2011 he did a variety of teaching, performing, and composing. He taught private lessons at More Than Music and was the Drumline Instructor for the University of Rhode Island Marching Band. As a percussionist, he performed with the Thayer Symphony Orchestra, Atlantic Wind Symphony, Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony, The American Band, Milford Concert Band, Symphony Pro Musica, Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra, Brown Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, and Wheaton College Wind Ensemble. He also played drum set for musicals at the Prout School, Johnson and Wales University, and Franklin High School. He was commissioned to compose new works for the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra, the Ocean State Youth Orchestra, the Ocean State Music Collaborative, the URI Concert Band, and the Woonsocket High School Concert Band.
In 2011, Tim moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, and was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Music Theory II, Aural Skills II, and Orchestration until he received his M.M. in Composition in 2013. Since graduating from DU, he has been teaching and composing. He tutors college students in Music Theory, Aural Skills, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Technology, and he teaches private lessons in drums/percussion, beginning piano, beginning guitar, and beginning bass guitar, as music theory, composition/songwriting, music technology, and film scoring. For two seasons, he was the Composer for Opera Colorado’s Page to Stage program, and he has had numerous orchestral works performed at the Lamont Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Concerts. He has also composed music for various podcasts, video games, and short films, including LEGO stop-motion animated films, and the trailer for a Star Wars fan film. In September of 2022, Tim received an M.M. in Film Scoring from the Berklee College of Music.