Timmy

Vigilla Jr.

guitar, ukulele, piano and voice

Timothy Vigilla Jr. has had a passion for music throughout his life, first sparked by his parents, who had given him a tiny toy piano at 4 years old. His dad loved to sing listen to Elvis songs, and play the ukulele. In Tim’s early years, going through elementary school, he had the privilege of learning the basics of music, primarily the ukulele as a part of the ukulele club with music teacher, Ruth Komatsu at Kalihi-Kai Elementary School. Later continuing his learning as a French horn section leader at Kalakaua Middle School, expanding his experiences of note reading, rhythm, performance, and most importantly learning the value of great mentorship, teamwork, and leadership modeled after band director Kent Miyashiro and Alan Ing. Farrington High School is where Tim found a passion of playing the guitar. Farrington band/guitar instructor, Charley Regua, taught the value of chords/strumming, rhythm, circle of fifths, major chord families. He encouraged responsibility, independent practice, discovering new music, and individual and group performance. Farrington High School is where Tim also connected with friends and other musicians. Discovering a love for writing music, he eventually broke through his comfort zone performing on stage, learning about music production, making music videos, entering contests, such as Band Champ, and Brown Bags to Stardom. Since then, he has partnered with and worked with other professionals in the music industry, such as Brett Ortone, Imua Garza, and has had performances solo, and with groups such as his main group, “Everyday Aloha,” with his voice, guitar, ukulele, as his primary instruments. Tim has also graduated with a degree in music performance, from University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has had the privilege of having a voice instructor such as Dr. John Mount, and choir director, Miguel Felipe. He continues to seek mentorship in all aspects of his life, and seeks to be a better example to his students, fellow teachers, and most importantly his family. Tim currently teaches ukulele, guitar, voice, and piano at the Waipahu location, and stadium location.