Originally from B.C., Timothy Bartsch is a classically-trained cellist, pianist and vocalist whom, upon the commencement of a diploma program at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Detmold, Germany, returned to Canada to pursue his dream of becoming a singer/songwriter. As his vocal training and song composition progressed, he performed the cello and the electric keyboard in various touring bands of contrasting genres.
Then, in 2003, Tim realized that his unique song style would be best suited in a musical. After the completion of his musical’s first draft, in 2004, he began the process of the recording of his songs. In 2005, without any prior knowledge or experience in the dramatic and cinematic arts, but with the eventual support of an amazing and accomplished team, Tim rented a hall for a week, six months in advance, and then successfully launched the production of his multimedia rock opera. This extraordinary feat was an eye-opener for Tim, surpassing all of his expectations.
Tim takes pleasure in teaching piano, cello and voice, and has branched out in his tutelage over the years: songwriting, musical theatre and choir. He loves sharing his knowledge of music and art with students of all ages, desiring that they, too, will foster an indelible appreciation for the arts.
Get to know Tim…Beyond the Bio!
Hobbies: Walking in nature, cooking, checking out awesome musical acts.
Musical influences: Bach, Chopin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Queen, David Bowie
Favourite food: My original creations!
Least favourite food: Anything processed.
Favourite music: Classic Rock, Romantic, most songs from the 70s.
Favourite song: Shine On You Crazy Diamond.
Favourite movie: Excalibur.
Favouirite movie music: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana from Excalibur.
Favourite musical theatre/opera: Jesus Christ Superstar/La Boheme
Best quote from your teacher: “Rhythm is King”
Favourite quote: “Follow your bliss, there is no rule other than this!”
Favourite book: “Spontaneous Evolution”
Best thing about teaching at ABC: It’s a music school for the 21st century!