Tim Wheeler is an English arranger who resides in the south of England. He first took an interest in music while attending Great Walstead Prep School, where he started playing music at the age of 9 years old, firstly on percussion, then the trumpet before moving on to learn the piano. He had 5 years of private lessons learning repertoire. He continued to learn music while attending St Paul’s Secondary Modern School.
Tim is mostly self taught. He has learnt from practical experience and researching where needed. At the age of 14, he joined his first brass band, Haywards Heath Town Band. He began on the third cornet before moving to play euphonium. He finally ended up playing the Eb bass.
Tim spends his time writing arrangements of popular tunes. His first ever arrangement was the slow movement from Beethoven’s Piano Sonata, Op. 2/2 for brass band. Tim Wheeler draws his inspirations from all sorts of classical music. He has also arranged Rondo alla Zingeresa from Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25.
Tim notes one of his proudest achievements as being when the conductor of the Indiana Wind Symphony offered to perform his arrangements. Alongside arranging, Tim conducts and also teaches.