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Welcome to SARAHTIM Music Publishing. I compose for the simple joy of it. The name "SARAHTIM" is simply the combination of the names of my daughter Sarah and my son Timothy. 


A few years ago, my good friends, California High School colleagues Doug Nordquist and Ben Murillo and David Betancourt of Cerritos College, suggested I make the music I compose available for those interested in playing or just listening to it.  


SARAHTIM Music Publishing is a small one-person venture. I compose and prepare the music, then put it up on the website for anyone interested. 

My principal studies were with composers Philip Westin (Cerritos College), Dr. W. Francis McBeth (Ouachita Baptist University), and Dr. Byong Kon Kim (California State University, Los Angeles.) 

Teacher Biographies 

Thank you for stopping by,

Stephen Hill

(Psalm 23, Psalm 90:2)

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Philip Westin and David Betancourt

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W. Francis McBeth


Sarah and Tim

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A duet with one of my 1st Graders (Whittier Christian)


For over 40 years, Stephen taught K-12 instrumental music concurrently in both the Private Christian School (Whittier Christian) and a Public School (California High School) settings. Though semi-retired, Stephen still works with students by continuing to teach part-time at California High School and maintaining his private music studio, where he plays and teaches Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, and Piano. Stephen also plays with the church orchestra at Calvary Chapel, La Habra, Ca. where he attends. When teaching full-time, he was primarily a "summer" composer. No longer teaching full-time, Stephen has the privilege to compose beyond just the summer months and publishes through his company, SARAHTIM–a title which comes from simply combining the name of his daughter Sarah and son Timothy. (Notes by Dr. John Burdett, Director of Bands, Azusa Pacific University)

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Fly Fisherman

Hi Stephen,


Thanks for your note. I LOVE your website! I particularly like the caption at the top where, among other things about yourself including your being a composer, you list yourself as a fly fisherman. . . It shows your humor and that you're a normal, well-rounded person!


Thanks for including me along with Dr. McBeth in your bio. I'm flattered, and, of course, pleased.


All the best,

Phil Westin


A beautiful gift from one of my students.

My love for fishing was passed on to me by my father.  The time spent fishing with my dad was brief but a precious childhood memory.  My father passed away in 1970.  He was only 49.

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