Tim Barnes is co-owner of BarnesViolins LLC. with his wife Virginia and has over 15 years experience in the violin business. Currently he serves on the staff at North Broward Preparatory School as Private Lesson Coordinator, as well as private lesson Teacher. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has been a performer and teacher in South Florida since 1988. In addition he has served on the executive board of AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, Local 655 .
As a performer he was the principal violist for the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and the Palm Beach Pops. He was also a fellow and founding member of The New World Symphony under the Direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.
Mr. Barnes has performed as principal Viola in numerous musical productions including Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, and Miss Saigon at the Kravis Center and Broward Center for the Performing Arts, as well as the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Mr. Barnes had the opportunity to perform under the baton of Leonard Bernstein at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival. He has also recorded with many artists, including Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, The Bee Gees, Jon Secada, Alejandro Sanz, and Ed Calle. Mr. Barnes also had the privilege of performing with Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles.
Tim Barnes’ well rounded experience in the performing and teaching community, as well as his years in the violin business, gives him a unique ability to see things from the performer’s, the teacher’s, and the student’s view.