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Timothy Garrett Studios offers students instruction in cello and piano. He also offers private chess lessons.


Tim welcomes students of all ages and levels to his studio in Bangor, Maine as well as providing virtual lessons wherever in the world you may live.

Whether your musical journey only has been a dream until now or you are an accomplished cellist Tim looks forward to the opportunity to work with you to attain your musical goals.


Piano students are welcome from the strike of their very first notes to intermediate playing levels.

Tim also enjoys offering private lessons for chess players at all levels, as they  learn and advance their skills in this challenging game of strategy and skill.

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Studio Offerings

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Tim’s Teaching Philosophy

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My teaching philosophy centers around discovering each students unique needs and goals. I've been a professional orchestral cellist for almost 20 years with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. However, I have also performed as a soloist, chamber musician & in many non-classical groups across the northeast. My students have participated in all-state festivals, competitions, chamber music programs, recitals, summer music festivals, recording projects, youth orchestras, university orchestras & even gone on to music conservatories to major in music. I genuinely enjoy helping people of all ages & ability levels fufill their musical dreams.

I feel extremely lucky always feeling excited to go to work. Whether its an orchestra rehearsal, string quartet rehearsal, concert, outreach program, community service performance, group coaching or private lesson...I'm looking forward to it. What more could one ask for!?

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Upcoming Performances

March 10, 2024 3 PM

Bangor Symphony Orchestra 

Collins Center for the Arts

Orono, ME

March 11, 2024 7 PM

Cello Chamber Ensemble

First Baptist Church of Bangor

56 Center St, Bangor, ME

May 24, 2024

The 45th Parallel Ensemble

Ellsworth Community Music Institute

General Bryant E. Moore Community Center

125 State St, Ellsworth, ME

June 1, 2024 5 PM

The 45th Parallel Ensemble

Eagle Hill Institute

59 Eagle Hill Dr, Steuben, ME

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About Me

Timothy Garrett

Timothy Garrett Solo, chamber, and orchestral cellist Timothy Garrett's eclectic career has taken him from Carnegie Hall to outdoor rock festivals, little jazz clubs, recording studios, theaters & countless other concert venues. He has been faculty or otherwise participated at the Bowdoin international music festival, the Bar Harbor music festival, the Winter Harbor music festival, the Pierre Monteaux school and the Medomak conductor's retreat to name a few. Mr. Garrett has collaborated with such notable musicians and Grammy award winning groups as Mannheim Steamroller, Ray Lamontagne, Rustic Overtones, Rachel Barton Pine & various members of professional orchestras and chamber groups from across the world. Mr. Garrett has taught at the Portland Conservatory of Music, the Maine Coast Waldorf school and since 2009 at RDL strings in Bangor, Maine. Timothy is the cofounder of the 45th Parallel Ensemble, a string trio dedicated to unearthing rarely heard masterpieces. Mr. Garrett has been a member of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra for over 20 years and also maintains an active freelance & private studio schedule. Other activities enjoyed are running a chess club, coaching cello groups & learning about history, politics, philosophy, and gardening.

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Caleb S

Tim is a wonderful teacher, willing to depart from the beaten path to best assist
his students. With his varied background, Tim has no shortage of unique
experience, and always has intelligent insights into art and life as a whole.

Matthew W.

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Tim is a fantastical talented instructor for both an adult learner and children 2
and 5. His teaching style is both challenging and patient. I couldn’t
recommend him more highly.
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