Nominated for a GRAMMY Award for his production work on The PapaHugs Band 2011 release Are We There Yet?, Tim Volpicella displays an outstanding ability to craft that “just right” sound for his clients. Combining extensive sound design and audio production experience with a passion for excellence, Tim helps his clients realize their concepts, from single track demos to full-scale commercial releases. 

In addition to his work in the studio, Tim has performed for audiences in the United States, Europe, Japan and South America. His resume includes appearances at Earshot Jazz, Monterey Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and the Lennie Tristanno Jazz Festival (Naples, Italy), and a five-year stint with the John Carlton Orchestra at Harrah’s Headliner Room (Reno, NV). Tim has performed with such renowned artists as Russell Ferrante, Hafez Modirzadeh and John Carlos Perea, and has appeared on numerous studio recordings. Tim’s original compositions can be heard on his own CDs, Many Places and Unspoken Words, and on SoundCloud and Reverbnation.

Tim encourages his students to explore their own creativity while incorporating technique, theory and composition into each lesson. As Music Coordinator for San Jose Jazz (1998-2002), Tim brought music education to local children through the Community Youth Outreach Program and has taught guitar workshops at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and Jazzschool. He has been a frequent clinician at colleges in the western US and in 1987 received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Jazz Studies instruction from Sierra Nevada College.