Principal Tuba with the TSO, Tim Jones was bitten by the music bug as an eight-year-old. He graduated from recorder to tuba, which he played in his primary school orchestra. After finishing studies at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School he played professionally with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, The Black Sorrows and a wide variety of off-beat ensembles. He moved to Tasmania in 1995 for what he thought was a six-month engagement with the TSO but now has a wife, two girls and a very agreeable lifestyle. An active performer, arranger and sometimes composer, he teaches tuba and is a founding member of the Island Brass Academy, a group dedicated to helping young brass players.