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Meet Classic Pianos' Affiliate Artist: Jill Timmons

Jill Timmons is an international artist-educator, whose work is sculpted by the ever-changing global market. Jill performs internationally as both a solo pianist and an ensemble artist. She has performed under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Arts and has recorded on the Laurel, Centaur, and Capstone labels. Ken Burns chose music from her Amy Beach recording as part of the soundtrack to his documentary, The War. As an NEA Fellow, she recorded the complete works for solo piano by American composer, William Bergsma. In 2021–2022, Jill was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University.

Classic Pianos is honored to have Jill Timmons serve as one of our artist/teacher affiliates in seven of our locations all throughout the US. She also serves as a consultant to the Yamaha Corporation of America.

The Musician's Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan

Jill is a recipient of the Wilk International Literary Prize from the University of Southern California, and in 2023, Oxford University Press will publish the second edition of her best-selling career guidebook, The Musician’s Journey: Crafting Your Career Vision and Plan.

The Musician’s Journey is an incredible resource for musicians, performing artists, music teachers, and advanced music students to help guide them toward a successful career, while offering the necessary resources to escort them from envisioning the process to achieving their goals. In her book, she provides key tools throughout the journey, from sources as diverse as the world of myth to current brain research, with compelling real-world examples of music entrepreneurs who forged their own successful paths.

“Timmons guides us through the aspirational, the theoretical, and the practical in a way that speaks not only to the concert musicians she intended, but, indeed, to any inspired artist who is called to develop and share their gifts. If we have the skills and passion, this book shows us the method … So, buckle up, roll down your windows, and drive this car with its top off. You will love every vista you encounter.”

— Martin D. Jean
Professor of Organ
Director, Institute of Sacred Music
Yale University