"A sense of heart, beauty, embodied knowledge and humour is present in his teaching"
" A master of breath and feeling"
" Experiencing the joy and freedom which came from trusting the natural beauty of the human voice when it connects directly to the heart - a loosening of the habitual need to impress. After many years of 'performing' as a piano teacher and music therapist, I was challenged to sound and listen more directly from the heart and body "
- BETH GORDON musician, music therapist
Tim Jones is a singer, performer, composer, teacher and workshop facilitator. He has pioneered a method of voice teaching, The Nature of Sound that draws on both his long study of South Indian music and bhakti (devotion) spiritual traditions with K.R. Sivasankara Pannikar, Amerta Movement with Suprapto Suryodarmo, and his experience as a qualified craniosacral therapist.
Tim has run a public workshop programme teaching singing for over 25 years, taught at Goldsmiths College London, at Calicut University, Kerala, and at many other universities and colleges, facilitating vocal training and introducing students to the beauty of the South Indian classical and devotional music. As a voice practitioner Tim Jones has contributed to many Festivals and Conferences both nationally and internationally.
He also currently teaches month-long improvisation projects at Germany's largest independent acting school, Arturoschauspielschule in Cologne .
In 2000 he co-founded the Kerala Bhava Sangeetha Academy in India which is dedicated to intercultural understanding.
As a performer Tim has sung with Opera Factory and worked extensively as both singer and storyteller with the South Bank Gamelan Players and Metalworks. His commissioned solo show 'The Legend of St. Julian' toured the U.K., Europe and India, and was serialized for television in India. Tim has also composed for Indian classical dance, collaborating with Ranjabati Sircar for the Vivarta Festival in London. He has toured programmes of South Indian classical music in the U.K. and Germany, together with programmes such as 'Bach, Dikshitar und Mehr' with pianist Sabine Wegener-Dolle that reflect his interest in the meetings of musical cultures.
Photo; Peter Orht
"a unique blend of virtuosity and human approachability"
- JUDITH WEIR Leading British composer
"Tim Jones stands out with a quiet, masterful simplicity ... one hears less a singer delivering a song directed at the Divine, but rather witnesses a pure sounded expression of the Divine"
- GRETCHEN FAUST Director, The Forge Yoga Centre, Totnes