Tim Bennett was born on the south side of Chicago. He was introduced to the saxophone in fifth grade after moving to the south suburbs. He was sort of a late bloomer, however, not getting serious about music until after moving back to the city to finish high school. It was then that he started to develop a real passion for music, becoming involved with music programs at Merit School of Music, Ravinia, and Gallery 37.
Mr. Bennett’s journey with music continued to grow after high school. He attended Oberlin College and Conservatory, where he received two Bachelor degrees in Jazz Saxophone Performance and Religion before recently completing a Master’s degree in Music Education.
This is his first year with Music Education Services, and he couldn’t be more excited to be apart of a nurturing community that is committed to bringing the highest quality of music education to students in the Chicagoland area.
Mr. Bennett is personally committed to teaching and sees its greatest reward as being able to serve. He is motivated by a passion to open students' minds to a whole new world of possibilities for themselves and those around them. If Mr. Bennett could describe teaching in one word, he might say “Freedom!” There is nothing better than teaching that allows students to go beyond their own limitations and thinking to successfully arrive at a place they never thought was possible.
Mr. Bennett is anxious to put his teaching philosophy to work, which could probably be summed up by his response to a young person who recently came up to him to ask him about lessons: “I’ll teach you everything I know!”
When he isn’t teaching, Mr. Bennett enjoys practicing, listening to all types of music, trying to learn guitar, running, and learning new vegetarian recipes to try for dinner!
Call Mr. Bennett at 773-824-6725