Guitar Instructors

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Guitar Instructors

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Timothy Phelan

(MusBac: Toronto; BEd: UWO)

Timothy Phelan is a classical guitarist, conductor, composer, arranger and educator based in Niagara. He made his CBC recording debut at the age of eighteen as concerto soloist with Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, and he has since been heard in solo, concerto and chamber music performances over CBC Radio and Television, Radio France, Radio Caribbean, and Cuban National Television and Radio. 
An accomplished conductor who has collaborated in concerto performances with Canadian guitarist Liona Boyd, Tim has served as Instructor/Conductor/Arranger of Guitar Ensemble at the University of Toronto and has appeared in the CBC/Rhombus Media film Guitar. Tim’s work as a composer has focused primarily on increasing the repertoire for classical guitar with choral ensembles. He has received numerous choral commissions, and has worked with Chorus Niagara, the Niagara Vocal Ensemble, Oriana Women’s Choir of Toronto, the Toronto Orpheus Choir, and the Woodstock-Fanshawe Singers. He recently premiered a new work for guitar, choir and orchestra with Chorus Niagara and the Niagara Symphony conducted by Robert Cooper.
Tim has more than twenty years experience as a secondary school music educator, and he has adjudicated guitar competitions in Edmonton, Niagara and Toronto. He currently teaches classical guitar at Brock University and Mohawk College, in addition to maintaining a private studio and an active performing schedule.

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