Tim McDonald

Session keyboards, producer

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Tim McDonald is a session pianist and organist in Nashville, Tn. He has recorded on thousands of tracks for independent and major artists in all styles.. Tim is currently tour keyboardist for rock legend and producer Rick Derringer. Tim has also toured and recorded with Blake Shelton, Olivia Newton John, Hank Jr. Pam Tillis, and Mark Chesnutt.

Tim is a former United States Army Veteran graduating with honors from the Armed Forces School of Music and later returning to teach piano and midi. While in the army he studied with and was mentored by legendary artists and North Texas professor of piano Dan Haerle, big band arranger Frank Mantooth, Curtis Fuller, Clyde Kerr, Todd Coolman, Dave Mancini, Byron Berline etc. He performed with many local and international acts as well as with the Virginia Symphony, The Harry James Big Band, Jae Sinnett Trio etc. Tim had the distinct opportunity to perform with the three tenors and to perform and record with Count Basie Big Band leader Douglas Miller. Tim also performed in two New York broadway musicals: Aida, and The Producers.
Tim is currently a Nashville session keyboardist and has recorded with independent and major artists alike. Tim can add keyboard tracks to your recorded song, build tracks, record karaoke style background tracks to be performed to or record solo piano tracks to your original song, arrange produce and whatever your song needs to make it pop. Reach out and let Tim know what you need to set your song apart from the rest of the field.

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  • Tim is a Yamaha artist and uses Yamaha keyboards
  • pianos
  • Roland and Hammond B-3 organs.
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