Tim Doyle

Adjunct Music Faculty

Contact Information

  • tdoyle@unca.edu



Tim Doyle is a 27-year veteran of the guitar and holds degrees from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Indiana State University. He has worked as a professional performer and music educator in Austin, Texas, throughout the Midwest, and most recently, western North Carolina. Tim is also an active composer, and recorded and produced a CD of original compositions for guitar in 2009 as well as recordings with bands The Leonard Washington and Lunes Domingo.

As a performer, Tim began in high school, like most teenagers, rehearsing in a series of garage bands and playing on any stage where there was an opportunity. This led to a deeper drive to pursue music regularly, and to come to learn various styles ranging from metal to bebop. Upon graduation from music school, Tim moved to Austin, Texas and began shaping his approach to the guitar. While living in Texas, Tim worked with Latin ensemble Mosaic, art collective Mongoose, Tim’s own ensemble Polydactyl Hemingway, and as a soloist. After moving to the Midwest Tim toured and recorded with funk/R&B groups The Leonard Washingtons and Lunes Domingo. Now based in Asheville, North Carolina, Tim is back working on his solo material and preparing for his second CD release in the upcoming year. Tim also frequents North Carolina stages with local groups Drayton & The Dreamboats, Faded Jade, Rational Discourse, and The Strange Signals.

As an educator, Tim has worked as a guitar instructor and served as the creator/director of the Terre Haute Guitar Club and the Asheville Guitar Club, group guitar programs based on Tim’s experiences with Robert Fripp, Guitar Craft, and Guitar Circles. Tim also developed and directed the summer jazz camps and the ongoing annual resident Rock Camp for Indiana State University Community School of the Arts since 2012. Tim is currently teaching as an adjunct guitar instructor for the University of North Carolina Asheville, directing the UNCA Contemporary Guitar Ensemble, on staff of the UNCA Summer Jazz and Contemporary Music Intensive, as a guitar and class instructor for the Music Academy Asheville, and as Program Director for Rock Academy Asheville.