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Tim Kloth

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Tim Kloth

Biography

Timothy Kloth (b. 1954, Rocky River, Ohio) is an American drummer, composer and educator.

Kloth first studied composition, while in high school, with David Cope at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Continuing to major in composition and music theory, Dr. Kloth received his bachelor's degree at Capital University, his master's at the Eastman School of Music, and his DMA at the University of North Texas in 1985. Major professors included Larry Austin, Warren Benson, Merrill Ellis, Martin Mailman, and Joseph Schwantner.

Dr. Kloth currently [2021] teaches for Fairfax County Public Schools, in Virginia, specializing in elementary music education and Orff Schulwerk. Previously, he taught music for 25 years in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he studied African drumming with master drummer Oginga Khamisi and performed with the Beyond Infinity Drummers. He also has been elected treasurer of the Middle Atlantic chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, an organization for music educators, and earned his Level III certification from that organization at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. He has written middle school guitar and elementary school recorder method books.


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