"We'll Know What You're Talking About!" Tim's Music is here for all of your band and orchestral needs! Not only do we carry woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments from most major manufacturers, but we also carry all the accessories you will ever need! Our sales staff consists of highly-trained musicians that can assist you if you need advice to help you succeed in music!
Tim's Music is here to help guide you along your musical journey. We have Educator approved instruments and accessories available to set your student up for success. You can rent online, or come into the store. Either way, we will get you set up.100% of your rent is applied to the purchase up to 10 months, and all regular maintenance is included with the rental.We have a two month minimum to get your rental started, and need a valid CA ID and val...
Covid-19 Information for your musical instrument: Tim's Music is completely prepared to deal with your instruments! We have special procedures to protect you and your instrument while also protecting our staff. We have developed new processes for sanitization, and continue to perform all of the necessary maintenance and repairs to keep your instrument in top playing condition. Please come on in and ask us about our procedures to protect your heal...
Count on Tim's to meet all of your music educational needs! We offer lessons for a wide variety of instruments. All lessons are taught by professional musicians, and take place on-site in one of our 14 private studios! Our studios are covered by a complete security video system watching over your students. Schedule a lesson with one of our hand selected teachers (listed below) to start on the path of musical success today. If you have any questi...
Tim's Music is looking for part time sales associates. If you are interested in working in a fun, rewarding environment, please call Tim Shirk at 916-925-9160 or email at email@example.com
Back to School Season is here!
Two Years on Fair Oaks Blvd!
On June 3, 2017, Tim’s Music opened its doors for the first time in Carmichael, and what a journey it has been since then. On that first morning, we excitedly greeted the first people to walk through the doors of our newest location…. And moments later we started frantically searching for things that had been put in boxes the week before.Despite all the chaos of that first day, we began to not only survive, but thrive in the 15,000 square feet of our new facility. We have experienced immense growth since opening day two years ago: we hired several additional sales people and repair technicians, expanded the selection of inventory to best suit the needs of our clients, and we have signed on more teachers for our lessons program. We have also experienced growth in the digital world since the complete overhaul of our website, our increased presence on social media, and we even started producing educational videos that can be shared online. On top of all this, we earned a place on the National Association of Music Merchants’ (NAMM) Top 100 list for both 2018 and 2019!So many incredible things have happened in these past two years, and we couldn’t do any of this without the help of everyone in this community. Thank you for all the support!
Keeping Music Alive in Paradise | An UpdateIn April 2019, Tim's Music worked with KHS America / Jupiter Band Instruments to donate $38,000 worth of instruments to students who lost everything in the Paradise fires. Since then, Eastman Musical Instruments decided to donate $23,000 worth of instruments to this cause, and award-winning journalist Cristina Mendonsa also donated her personal drum set. On May 1st, Scott Mandeville and Simone Afghari drove to Chico, CA for the second time to deliver these instruments, and they got an update on how the students are doing with their brand new equipment!
After our Orchestral String Day event last year, we decided to take the show on the road! For our String Roadshow, we bring step-up violins, violas, and celli to schools with string programs in order to let the students try out these nicer instruments in a real-world setting: their own orchestra rehearsals!Here is what Tim, one of our managers as well as our resident string expert, had to say about our most recent event at Cosumnes Oaks High School with Director Mike Mangonon:“The teacher was super excited for us to bring out and display all the instruments as well as talk with the kids about what makes step up instruments so special. The product knowledge to the kids was surprisingly well received as most of the kids have never discussed any details about the instruments they are playing. More importantly, what the differences are in inexpensive student instruments vs. more refined step-up instruments. What brings our trip to the next level, though, is after we ‘geek-out’ on strings — discussing construction, different grades of woods etc. — we then hand the kids the instruments to play in an ensemble situation. What really worked is when the instructor first has them play a piece of music they are familiar with on their original instruments. Then, while the tone and ‘vibe’ of their normal instruments are fresh, we swap the instruments for the step-ups, and play the same piece again. I wish everyone could see the looks on the students faces as they look at each other with excitement and wonder. The amazed look as they can not only hear the difference on the step ups, but feel the difference is pretty awesome to see. Watching the players’ body language – as they move and sway with expression – we could see they were more in touch with their instruments as it ‘talked’ to them.It’s been a pretty cool experience!The instructor we worked with yesterday was so impressed with the show that he was writing an email today to 6 more string instructors in his area recommending we bring the show to their schools.”Looking to have a similar experience at your school? Contact Tim at TimSK@timsbis.com to set up an event!And here is a video of the Cosumnes Oaks High School Orchestra playing on the step-up instruments!
Wow, we are ready to leap into the new year. How about you? Is your musical journey going the way you want? Is your instrument holding you back? Come on in and we can get you on track to continue a lifetime of learning and playing music. Have you considered music lessons to jump start your performance? We have 18 professional teachers that are ready to help you improve your skills and motivate your practice. Come on into the Repair Shop to get your free instrument evaluation. Many times, the instrument is not performing correctly and that can lead to frustration and stagnation for the player. Our team of highly qualified technicians can keep your instrument humming along at its peak.As we reflect on the past year, we are truly blessed to have been able to serve your musical needs along your journey. Thank you for your trust in Tim's Music. We hope that you have felt taken care of while you have dealt with us in the past, and that you would want to remind all of your friends about your experience here.Thanks, and we will see you in the new year!J. Scott Mandeville
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