Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Instructor


Private Instruction, Tim Carey• TIM CAREY [On Campus Instruction] Private Instructor: Guitar, Bass, Banjo, and Ukulele
Beginning & Intermediate Guitar Instructor


Tim Carey is a bassist, composer, and arranger from Seattle, Washington. Since Tim started playing bass professionally in 2003 he has shared the stage with many local and international names in the world of music. Some highlights include;  Jovino Santos-Neto, Dani and Debora Gurgel, Thiago Rabello, Eric Reed, Art Lande, Groove for Thought, Reptet, Samantha Boshnack, Jherek Bischoff, Owour Arunga, George Cables, Jay Thomas, Adam Rapa, the Brothers of Soul, and many more.

In addition to teaching guitar classes at Bellevue College, Tim teaches Jazz Theory at Cornish College of the Arts and directs and arranges for the jazz band at Holy Names Academy. He also teaches privately throughout the year.

Tim’s primary gig right now is a band called “Groove for Thought”. The group has seven singers, bass, drums, and keys. Tim has been with them for just over three years. The band mostly plays college and high school jazz festivals with the occasional club gig. Tim loves the group, the music is challenging and the musicianship is off the charts. Tim also plays with a piano player named Jovino Santos-Neto who is also based out of Seattle. Really cool Brazilian jazz stuff. In addition to those two groups, Tim plays pick-up gigs, does recording work, and occasionally will book gigs under his own name.

Tim has performed all over the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea, given clinics and performances at dozens of Colleges and high schools around the country, and has been on faculty at Jazz Camp West, the National Guitar Workshop, Cornish Summer program, Alaska Summer Arts fest, as well other nationally recognized music education programs.

PLEASE NOTE: Part of this bio was taken from the article written by Corey Brown, from the Reader Spotlight section on the “No Treble” web site.



Last Updated September 15, 2017