My son, Tim (lead singer in this video), spent most of his formative years in South Africa. He was eight when we moved to South Africa and thirty-two when he permanently moved back to the States. During those years he was in school a lot. He ended up with a Masters Degree in Bio Technology and taught high school biology for a couple of years afterward – I think he would be happy never to see the inside of a classroom again.
But what makes this story interesting is that during his university years he also learned to play guitar – self taught – and demonstrated an amazing ability to write lyrics, assign a tune and sing. He is a natural as a singer/song writer. Who knew?
Although he has never had music lessons to speak of (other than a few months worth of keyboard instructions when he was about 9 or 10 which he promptly forgot) he has written, I don’t know how many songs, and it has now become his passion. He has also developed some amateur recording skills and gotten experience working in more sophisticated studios recording some of his songs. Read more