Tim Sherman is a native of Seattle, Washington and graduated from Blanchet High School and Shoreline Community College. He also attended the University of Santa Clara in California.
Tim began learning the guitar at the age of twelve and by seventeen was performing professionally in rock and pop bands throughout the Northwest. Relocating to Northern California for a time brought him in touch with the Bay Area blues scene, where he studied under some of the region's finest blues musicians. After moving back to the Northwest he began a performing career in the Seattle blues circuit, and gigged with legends Isaac Scott, Mike Lynch and the Bluestars, Steve Bailey and the Blue Flames, Kim Field, The Dick Powell Band, John Hodgkin and Out of the Blue as well as his own group, The Tim Sherman Band.
His talents as a guitarist and songwriter made him one of the most in demand players of the 1980's and '90s. The Washington Blues Society voted him Best Electric Blues Guitarist three times, in 1992, 2002 and 2007. Tim has received many nominations for his work in the blues community, most recently for his instrumental CD "Blues From The Left Coast".
Currently Tim performs with The Mike Lynch Blues Band and Kim Field and The Mighty Titans of Tone, as well as with the The Tim Sherman Big Blues Band. Recent performances include Bumbershoot 2009, Highway 99 Blues Club and a benefit for hurricane Katrina at Jazz Alley.
Tim began his teaching career in 1987, offering Seattle guitar instruction in rock, pop, blues, folk and jazz. In 1997 he started teaching at Kennelly Keys Music in Seattle where he still offers lessons at the Northgate and Bellevue locations. In 1998 he was hired by Seattle Performing Arts to teach a big-band blues ensemble to junior high, high school and college students. The program was a tremendous success, with alumni from the program moving on to careers in the blues and jazz communities.
For the past ten years, Tim has been the "go-to" instructor in the Seattle community for teaching guitar to children and teens.
In addition, he finds time in his schedule for those adult students who want to explore their guitar skills and enrich their lives through music.