Tim Pells BA LRAM PGCE ARAM
Tim Pells has been working continuously as a guitarist in music education since 1970, first in Canada and since 1978, in the UK. Completing his undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, and Jazz Performance training at the Banff School of Fine Arts, he then completed the Performers’ Course and Advanced Performance Course at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Michael Lewin and Hector Quine on guitar, and Virginia Black on Harpsichord. During the 1980’s he worked as Guitar Organiser for the Inner London Education Authority, and Head of Guitar at the Centre for Young Musicians, a post he still holds as part of the Guildhall School. Since 2002 he has been Lecturer and Head of Guitar at Colchester Institute.
His performance history is principally in chamber music, and as a member of the English Guitar Quartet since 1984 he has performed, recorded, and broadcast extensively. Freelance credits include an upcoming release (2016) with the L’Hoyer Trio on Naxos records.
He has published extensively. Current projects include a series of educational books for Schott and Co., including guitar solos and ensembles, and a recording with the English Guitar Quartet featuring work from their commissioned repertoire.
He was elected ARAM in 1985.