Tim van der Velden (born February 8th 1997) is a Dutch jazz guitarist. He started playing the guitar at the age of 10 and never stopped since then. In his first years of learning to play the guitar, he learned mostly by ear.
At the age of 14 Tim went to music school and took guitar lessons with Nick Wendels who introduced him to jazz music. By the age of 19, Tim went to the Artez Conservatory. After one year of study he decided to change schools and went to the Prins Claus Conservatory, where he could focus more on studying jazz music. Currently Tim is studying with Frank Wingold and Winfred Buma. In the past he took various master classes with Philip Catherine, Freddy Bryant, Ron Jackson.