Tim Welvaars: your personalmusic trainer
Tim Welvaars: your personal music trainer
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Tim Welvaars - music courses

About Tim's Music Method and Tim Welvaars: your personal music trainer

Improve your musical skills. Playfully!

With his Tim's Music Method Tim aims to musically help and inspire you, in a playful way, and make you a better musician. On any instrument. Whether you're a beginning or advanced player.

As a first degree teacher, musician and composer/arranger with over 30 years of experience in all areas, he exactly knows what you need for your musical development. Also when reading notes is a big challenge for you.

On this site you find several courses, each with its own learning goals and methodology. Some are suitable for all levels, some for only one or two levels. The different levels we distinguish are:

  • Level 1: basic (beginning musician)
  • Level 2: medium (intermediate musician)
  • Level 3: advanced (advanced musician)
  • Level 4: masterclass (master musician).

On this site you find several courses, each with its own learning goals and methodology. Some are suitable for all levels, some for only one or two levels. The different levels we distinguish are:

  • Video lessons as mp4 files
  • Audio lessons, tunes and/or backing tracks as mp3 files
  • Sheet music and instructions as pdf files
  • Tabs with fingerings or instructions how to blow, as text files.

Each course has its own methodology and can be followed at your own pace. By following the courses you will successfully learn to play by ear, to improvise, read sheet music / notes and most of all....to master playing your own instrument.

Do you want to meet Tim live or receive his personal feedback? Then sign up for a 1-day workshop ‘Band in 1 Day’ in The Netherlands or for a 1-week event ‘Music in the Woods’ that takes place on a picturesque mansion abroad. For more information on these events you can call Tim Welvaars (+31 6-53 26 65 84).

Enjoy this musical adventure!

About Tim Welvaars (1951)

Tim is founder of the website Tim's Music Method. He's a first degree teacher, musician and composer/arranger. Tim plays several instruments like jazz harmonica, piano, bluesharp and saxophones.

He has more than 30 years of musical experience and has started his musical career as a pianist and entertainer in Amsterdam, Nice (France) and Tel Aviv (Israel). In 1986 Tim graduated as a saxophonist at the Conservatory of Hilversum (the Netherlands). He has built a wide range of methodical didactic experience by having his own music school for more then 25 years.

As a very talented jazz harmonica player Tim was given the opportunity, via his former teacher Jerry van Rooyen, to attend a masterclass in 1988 by the world famous jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans.

Tim Welvaars and Toots Thielemans

In his career Tim got to play with artists such as Toots Thielemans, Stevie Wonder, Ray Brown, Kenny Burrell, Lee Ritenour, Ricky Lawson, Roy Hargrove, Earl Palmer, The London Symphonic Orchestra, the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, Bert van den Brink, Hein van de Geyn, Jan Akkerman and many more.

Stevi Wonder & Tim WelvaarsTim has composed over 1.500 musical songs and written over 3.000 arrangements for (small) big bands and music groups. He has released 31 solo albums.