Tim Buckland (MMus, LMusA)


Tim teaches around 60 students at King David School, Elwood College and through his private studio, Tachyon School of Music. He has over a decade of teaching experience, and his students have been accepted for study at VCASS and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, as well as achieving consistently high results in AMEB exams. He is passionate about piano pedagogy, and is captivated in particular by the methodologies of Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk, in which he has received training and which he incorporates into his piano lessons.



Volunteer Work

  • Treasurer, Adelaide University Gymnastics Club (2006-2007)
  • Edmund Rice Centre Homework Tutor (2008-2010)
  • Treasurer, University of Melbourne Music Students’ Society (2011-2012)
  • Treasurer, University of Melbourne Breakdance Club (2011-2013)
  • Fitzroy Youth Music Program (2011-2013)
  • Treasurer, University of Melbourne Funk Dance Club (2013-2015)

Employment History

  • CSIRO Research Assistant (2000-2006)
  • Australian Tax Office Graduate Program (2007)
  • Piano Teacher (2000 onwards)
  • Kensington Community Recreation Centre Piano Teacher (2008-2013)
  • Elwood College Piano Teacher (2009-present)
  • King David School Piano Teacher (2014-present)

Performance Experience

  • University of Melbourne Orchestra (2012)
  • National Gallery of Victoria (2012)
  • University of Melbourne lunch hour concert (2013)
  • Mimir Chamber Music Festival (2013)


The following is a list of teachers with whom Tim has had lessons, tutorials, masterclasses, or lectures.

  • Professor Stefan Ammer
  • Professor Ian Holtham
  • Professor Ronald Farren-Price
  • Professor Stephen McIntyre
  • Igor Machlak
  • Kristian Chong
  • Dr Mark McGee
  • Max Cooke
  • Professor Craig Sheppard
  • Michael Kieren Harvey
  • Roy Theaker
  • Benjamin Martin