Tim was born in 1974 in West Yorkshire and educated at Bradford Grammar School where he studied both Piano and Organ to Diploma Level.  After a year working at Felsted School, Tim went up as Organ Scholar to The Queen's College, Oxford, where he also read Music.  Having graduated from Oxford with an MA in Music, he moved north, spending a year studying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Keyboard Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. His teachers there included Graham Barber and Margaret Phillips. Tim combined his postgraduate studies with freelance perfomance and work as Graduate Organ Scholar at Manchester Cathedral.

For the next twelve years, Tim taught music at King Edward's School, Witley (HMC), latterly as Director of Music. He has now relocated to East Kent, where he works as a freelance performer and teacher in the coastal town of Deal.