Tim Carolla

Tim Carolla, Teaching Artist Potomac Arts Academy

Teaching Artist - Guitar & Ukulele


Tim Carolla is a guitarist based in the Washington, D.C. area. In the previous 4 years he earned a Master’s of Music in Modern American Music (Jazz and Improvisation) and a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before that, he received a Bachelor’s of Music from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he earned a Performance Degree in Classical Guitar, and a Minor in Jazz Studies.

Tim maintains an active schedule teaching, performing, and composing/arranging. He has experience performing most styles in the jazz idiom (swing, bop, free music/free jazz), as well as with pit orchestras and rock bands. As of late, Tim has been studying and transcribing the music of Thelonious Monk, and searching for ways to play his music on the guitar. In the last two years he has been performing and teaching bass as well.

Tim has performed with numerous chamber groups and ensembles based in and around both Boston and the Washington, D.C. area. Tim has played in masterclasses with numerous classical guitarists including Roland Dyens, Margarita Escarpa and Carlos Barbosa-Lima, and presented his own arrangements for the guitar to Carlos Perez and R. Dyens. Tim has studied with Joe Morris for the last four years in Boston.

Tim is comfortable teaching guitar and electric bass, as well as composition/arranging, theory and improvisation for any instrument or ability.



For more information about Tim, call the office at 703-993-9889 or email academy@gmu.edu