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Timothy Francom

Timothy Francom
Timothy Francom
  • Faculty, Oscar Peterson School of Music (formerly the Royal Conservatory School)

Specialty(s)

Percussion

For almost 20 years Tim Francom has been committed to providing high quality music education. In 2002 he became a faculty member of the Regent Park School of Music, where he teaches private and group lessons, and has helped to created and direct programs such as RPSM's "Percussion Ensemble", and “Build a Band” summer camps. He also has an Educational Partnership with the TDSB, and offers individual lessons at his studio in the Toronto neighborhood of Parkdale
 
Tim’s teaching is informed by an extensive performing and research career. Based in Toronto, he has performed and recorded with orchestras and ensembles across the province. He joined the Windsor Symphony Orhestra as Section Percussionist in 2004, and regularly performs with many other groups including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and Tapestry New Opera. A freelance musician in high demand, Tim can also be seen and heard in the worlds of contemporary music and musical theatre.
 
Tim holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree from the University of Toronto where he studied percussion with Russell Hartenberger, John Rudolph, and Beverly Johnston. His research focused on elements of Indian tabla repertoire and technique. He was privileged to work with Prof. James Kippen as his research advisor, and to study tabla with Ustad Ilmas Hussain Khan.