Timothy Shafer received the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year Award for 1997. He teaches studio piano and coordinates the class piano and piano pedagogy programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Shafer earned the bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the Oberlin Conservatory, where he won several performing awards, including the Rudolf Serkin Outstanding Pianist Award. He received master's and doctoral degrees in piano performance from Indiana University, where he was the winner of the prestigious annual Concerto Competition, performing the Tchaikowsky Concerto in B-flat minor.
Shafer appeared in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 1995 as member of Duo Concertant and returned in 1997 for his solo debut. In addition to maintaining an active solo recital and chamber music schedule in the United States, he has concertized, taught and adjudicated in South America and Asia. He is an active master-class clinician and competition adjudicator throughout the country for professional music organizations and colleges, and is a frequent soloist with many regional orchestras. Shafer is the co-author of Class Piano for Adult Beginners, published by Prentice-Hall. His articles on piano teaching have appeared in the Piano Pedagogy Forum and in the American Music Teacher. He has recently completed a six year span of service on the board of the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, serving as co-chair for the Student Committee.
Russell Squire and Timothy Shafer
A complete beginning-class presentation requiring no outside materials, this volume provides enough music and lessons for a full year or more of piano instruction and practice.
Prentice Hall, 1991
The Pianist's Craft: Mastering the Works of Great Composers
Author, Chapter 9: "Color and Gesture in the Piano Music of Franz Liszt"
Richard Paul Anderson (Editor)
Scarecrow Press, 2011