Tim Patterson


Tim Patterson is a composer, pianist and double bassist from Lawrence, Kansas. He, his wife Sarah, and his two children live in Lansing Michigan with their dog Charlie.

He has been teaching privately for the past 10 years. Tim received his BM in composition from the University of Kansas and his MM in composition from Michigan State University. After his studies, while remaining an active composer, he began focusing on teaching piano, double bass, composition and songwriting. His passion for improving others and him self as a modern musician is his driving force.

Working at many local community music schools in Lansing and Jackson he has also taught a number of group piano classes – Music for Little Mozarts for ages 4-7,  Piano Adventures for 5-15 and the Faber book For the Adult Beginner.

When not working on a new piece of music, Tim collaborates with many musicians and groups across mid-Michigan. He is a co-founder and composer in residence for the art music ensemble ConTempus and plays with other local groups – notably Limerick, Wisaal, Matt Bliton Band, and The Dangling Participles. He performs a wide variety of styles from classical orchestral music, contemporary art music, to experimental noise rock.