Tim started playing music at an early age, taking lessons on clarinet and piano. His interest in repertoire and instruments from pre1650 was inspired by the broadcasts and recordings of David Munrow, and the chance to play trombone, which he studied during his final two years at school, in the Monteverdi Vespers.
He has played with the York Waits since the group was founded in 1977, enjoying the opportunity to develop skills on a wide range of wind, string, and keyboard instruments, as well as arranging much of the group's repertoire. Tim regularly leads player workshops around the country, and has coached on the Chalemie residential course in Oxford for the last six years. He teaches clarinet and saxophone to Diploma level, and conducts a variety of ensembles on a regular basis.