Tim McMahon is adjunct professor at both  San Diego State University (Jazz Studies/Percussion)and Grossmont Junior College. Also, for more than 25 years he has been teaching in Poway, California and is recognized as one of the top teachers/performers of all idioms of drums and percussion in the San Diego and surrounding areas, including Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, and Scripps Ranch. His private studio is currently located at Nick Rail Music store in Poway. Tim has instructed many students who have gone on to have successful high school, college and professional careers.

Students can begin as early as 8 years old and adults as well are encouraged. The ages of students range from 8-68 and older. All aspects of percussion from rudiments, reading, drumset, mallets and beyond are specialized in and customized to the goals of each student. All styles of music are taught and Tim’s experience in performing in many different facets of music professionally, add an especially unique skill-set for students to learn from. Come study from a pro! Fees are competitive and lesson times range monday-Thursday 2pm-7pm at Nick Rail music. The studio is complete with drumset, xylophone/vibraphone and auxiliary percussion. I also offer in-person and FaceTime and Skype lessons at my home studio scheduled by appointment.

Tim is a published author of musical works and a busy professional performer as well. He is a graduate with Honors from San Diego State University (1986). Feel free to call 7 days a week at 619-517-0711 to set up lessons!