Tim Anthony

Tim Anthony

Multi-Disciplinary
Central Region
North Little Rock, Arkansas
501-541-9823
[email protected]
www.afrodesia.net


My goal is to create fun and innovative, hands-on activities that inspire, educate and entertain while reinforcing foundational musical concepts, theories and ideas. My focus in the classroom is creating synergy and showing how music education can be applicable in everyday life. I approach music in a variety of ways designed to address the needs of my participants.

Music Theory and Appreciation

This workshop is aimed at celebrating the “joy” of music and demonstrates how essential music is to our everyday lives.

For those who have dreamed about gaining a deeper appreciation one day tackling the process of learning a new instrument, this workshop is for you!

I will demonstrate in a fun and engaging way how to learn the basics of music theory, and yes, you will walk away knowing how to play a song or approach learning to play musical instruments in a new way! We will remove the veil of intimidation surrounding music and get right down to playing! Dialogue will cover examples of participants’ favorite songs and movies, and there will even be a couple of “surprise” projects that participants will appreciate and be able to take with them throughout their lives.

Digital Audio Recording:

This workshop introduces participants to the basics of audio recording and engineering. Participants should expect to learn how to loop beats and patterns, record vocals, and the art of mixing. We start with basic terminology, examples of previously recorded works, and light introductory applications. Emphasis will be on creative expression and making connections to how music is used as a component for other disciplines such as written and spoken word, and we will explore the role music plays in everyday media. Students can expect to come out of the class with a better conceptual and practical understanding of both the recording process and how it fits in other disciplines. Absolutely no experience necessary!


Background

Tim Anthony is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and follows a rich musical heritage started by his father, Lee Anthony, whose tenure as owner of Soul Brothers’ Record Shop and music producer of Little Rock’s “True Soul” record label recently inspired the re-issue of his collective work for release on Now-Again Records. Anthony is an Alumni of Parkview Fine Arts Magnet High School and holds a Bachelor's degree from Webster University, St. Louis, MO in Commercial Music with emphasis in Jazz Studies. Since graduating in1992, he has been actively involved in the community as a performer, educator, and entrepreneur. His academic discipline and performing arts experience has allowed him to faithfully serve as his state’s unofficial “music ambassador”, both opening for and sharing the stage with some of the nation’s most revered and legendary artists. Anthony's musical career began with performing in local talent shows and recording singing commercials for his dad’s record shop. In 1996, Anthony formed the band AFRODESIA, (Arkansas Arts Council Artist On Tour Roster.) and has enjoyed many musical accolades. In 2006, Anthony founded Afrodesia Studio of Performing Arts, where he currently serves as director and mentor. In addition to mentoring new and aspiring artists, Anthony also travels and performs throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. He has taught in the Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) and as Lead Pre-K teacher and Program Coordinator for ABC Preparatory Academy in North Little Rock. Anthony received his Child Development Associate in 2011. In addition to the Arkansas Arts Council, Anthony has also served as Artist In Residence for the Arkansas A+ School Network.

“My goal is to help others gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. I use music to create fun and innovative, hands-on activities that inspire, educate and entertain while showing how music education can be useful in other areas I approach music in a variety of ways designed to address the needs of my participants.”

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: All ages
Geographic Availability: Statewide
Time Availability: Open
Special Needs: