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ROOTS welcomes its newest drum mentor, Tim Buell!

ROOTS-Staff-Pictures-Tim-BuellTim Buell (drums) is a musician living in Nashville, Tennessee and is currently drumming for Remedy Drive, a three-time Dove nominated Christian Rock group. Originally from Chesapeake, Virginia, Tim moved to Nashville in 2009. 

Since graduating Belmont University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drum Set Performance, he has had the opportunity to perform for several artists including Jeff Coffin, The Delta Saints, Aubrey Logan, Brinley Addington, Cody Fry, Kristen Rogers and traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Tim regularly volunteers at the W.O. Smith School of Music located in downtown Nashville, which provides private lessons for children from low-income families. “As a part of their staff I have greatly enjoyed the rewarding feeling of passing on knowledge to kids that might not be able to obtain such information elsewhere.”

Tim started playing when he was 10. “And from that age, the only thing I would do in my spare time was just watch YouTube and Drummerworld.com videos of drummers. Drumming just consumed my life, so it was natural for me that it was what I was going to do for a ‘job.’” Because of that, Tim really enjoys teaching students who are “self-taught” because “they usually approach drums uniquely because they learned from themselves first,” but adds, “any student that is really driven to just learn more about drums I work best with.”

He counts the most “incredible experience” of playing drums as part of regular worship services at his home church of Longhollow Baptist. Here’s a little more insight into this ROOTS drum mentor.

Q&A with Tim

Favorite indulgence:
Great coffee

Place you spend most of your time:
Practicing drums

Place you wish you spent most of your time:
Reading

A quote good enough to be Instagrammed: 
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Hopefully, I can keep playing music full-time even as I grow older.

Last thing that made you laugh out loud:
The TV show “The Office” 

Your coffee order:
A great cup of V60 pour over with some freshly roasted beans. Like I said … my favorite indulgence.

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