Timothy Paul Beerbaum (1941-2011)
A native of Cheshire, Connecticut, Tim Beerbaum (1941-2011) was reared on his mother's wonderful piano music every day of his life. Sylvia C. Beerbaum was his primary influence and informal teacher. Mr. Beerbaum studied music theory and piano under Roger Harris and Betty Gozeksky at Mesa Community College, Arizona, where he earned an Associate degree in Arts. He got a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in Theory and Composition from Arizona State University under the direction of the late Ronald LoPresti. He also studied "Key-Context" Analyzation with Professor Grant Fletcher, a technique based on the old church modes. Mr. Beerbaum also received training on the accordion, studying with Robert Siarkowski and Domenic Mecca. He was also a competent organist.
~ The story of Tim and I ~
I met Tim and his wife, Johanne, in January 2005 after a concert given by Yale Chorus, in which I was the accompanist. I was moved by his enthusiam and passions for music and agreed to hear and formally present his piano compositions later that year, thus establishing a long and unforgettable friendship I did not envision it would be! It's been a pleasure having Tim and Johanne in my life. We shall miss you dearly, Tim!
If you would like to hear some of Tim's piano works, click on "Tim's Music." For more inquries, e-mail Johanne Beerbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org