Tim McGaughy - Instructor

Tim McGaughy

Personal Statement:
I have been playing the guitar since the late '60s and have played in an extensive variety of musical settings.  Teaching is something I really enjoy.  My philosophy is based on training applied to years of study and performance.  A teacher needs patience, reasonable playing skills, the ability to communicate well and common sense.

Music Education Degree - West Texas A&M University
Teaching career began in the late '70's
Played guitar and banjo with "TEXAS" a musical drama
Played guitar, mandolin and banjo with the Amarillo Symphony and Amarillo Little Theater
Studied guitar with several National  Flatpicking Champions including three time winner Steve Kaufman.
Studied banjo with some wonderful banjo players including Jens Kruger, Tony Trischka, Bill Evans and others.
Studied mandolin at various camps.
Presently play guitar with church worship team and local bluegrass bands.

Mancini a treat for her audience.

"A quiet version of "Baby Mine" (from Disney's "Dumbo"), performed with the backing of only guitarist Tim McGaughy, was gorgeously intimate. "A Love Before Time," from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," was similarly heartbreaking."