Over the past 5 years, I've been voted into Thumbtack's Top 5 Music Instructors in San Diego County and have helped students get prepared, auditioned and accepted to Berklee College of Music as well as Caifornia Universities.
Whether you're 5 years old and learning the musical alphabet, or 65 years young - dusting off our modal soloing techniques and newly acquired drop-2 voicings - I love seeing that light bulb come on as we work through concepts, songs and musical traditions that we love.
Massachusetts native known for leading the ameridelic jamband, Moves Collective, Tim Norton is a multi-talented creative based in Ocean Beach, CA.
Landing notable features in Relix, San Diego Troubadour, NBC’s SoundDiego, NPR Tiny Desk's honorable mentions and a brief involvement in television series, Portlandia - Tim’s style and original music has been gathering attention since he arrived in CA in 2014. He took home 3 nominations in the San Diego Music Awards, and eventually won "Best Americana Act" in 2017. Armed with a lean touring line up in 2017, Tim's dedication to his craft led him to tour relentlessly from '17 - '19 with the booking help of Ever Upward Entertainment out of Colorado.
Averaging well over 100 performances a year on the road, Tim grew Moves Collective from humble beginnings of 10 attendees to routinely selling out 200 cap venues in San Diego. Touring nonstop and gaining a small following allowed the band to open for professional acts all over the Western U.S. - performing for hundreds of people at music festivals, clubs and theatres.
With Moves Collective on a hiatus beginning 2020, Tim has continued his music through exciting new projects and collaboration. As an avid songwriter, solo performer and guest performer, he’s been invited to shared the stage with nationally known acts such as Pink Talking Fish, Marcus Rezak, Joe Marcinek Band, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, as well as Hot Buttered Rum.
"Fairy Tale" is his debut single, which debuted on all streaming platforms 2/28/20. Tim celebrated with a 6 piece band performance at T-Bar Social Club in June Lake, CA accompanied by press coverage from Tahoe Onstage and KMMT Radio.
Since that February '20 release, Tim has released 8 other original songs in 2020, all under his own name. 3 other singles and a Live Vol. 1 EP that features top shelf performances from legendary local musicians.
Tim's Live Vol. 1 EP was nominated for a 2020 San Diego Music Award in the category of 'Best Local Recording', set for August 24th, 2021.