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Teachers at the Old Town School

Tim Mulvenna

Percussion, Drum Kit

TIM MULVENNA has been performing and teaching for the last three and a half decades in Chicago , as well as playing festivals and touring in the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Thailand, and Brazil.

He has worked with many international artists including the Eternals, Robbie Fulks, Ken Vandermark, Smog, Fareed Haque, Fred Anderson, Lin Halliday, Jarek Smietana, Ritchie Cole, the Smothers Brothers, Roscoe Mitchell, Rob Mazurek, Ken McIntire, Liquid Soul, Michael Urbaniak, Peter Brotzmann, Larry Novak, John Abercrombie, Mike Frost Project, Tommy Dorsey Orch., Ryan Cohan, Brahm's 3rd Racket, James Falzone's Allos Consort, Bob Newhart, Portastatic, the Metropolis Orchestra, Issa Boulos, Pete Cosey, Joan Rivers, Frank Quinn & the Holy Hour House Band, Solomon Douglas, and My Brightest Diamond.

His playing is represented on over 230 recordings on labels as diverse as Blue Note, Drag City, Delmark, Atavistic, Okka Disc, Submarine, Blujazz, and Aesthetics.

Tim plays drum set, ethnic hand drums, malletkat(synthesizer), and vibes.

Tim's teaching style is a balance of technique(proper grip/rudiments)and musical skills (playing along w/music, listening & having fun), as well as exposure to different musical styles (jazz, rock, hip-hop, reggae, ethnic, country, classical, etc...) and focus on developing good practice habits.

Started at the Old Town School in February of 2015