Tim Glander began his interest in magic at the tender age of 8 when a friend of his father taught him how to vanish a coin. That sparked an interest along with an ad from a magazine that promised to turn you into a magician for only 10 cents and the cost of a self addressed stamped envelope. From there, books and tricks fed the fire of Timís interest in the art. Then one Saturday morning during a childrenís TV show, a man took a cup and made a small ball appear, disappear, change into two large rubber balls and kept Tim laughing the entire time he was performing the trick. That was real magic!
Tim began to perform tricks for his friends, put together shows, and made it a priority in his life to become a magician.
Later in his teens, music took over Timís interests. He studied percussion, majored in music in college and dropped magic until it was almost time to graduate. Before earning that diploma, a senior recital was required and with encouragement from his percussion teacher, Tim composed a piece that included multi-percussion instruments, a rudimental drummer, electronic tape, slide presentation and of course, magic! At that point, the seed was replanted along with a new interested, balloons.
Tim searched for the most knowledgeable and creative artists in Magic and Balloon sculpting that he could find. Don Alan, Ken Brooke, Terry Herbert, and Patrick Page became mentors in magic, while Tim studied balloon sculpting with Roger Segal, Marvin Hardy, the late David Grist, and Ken Stillman among many others.
Now, after 20 years of teaching music in public and private school systems, Tim is performing for Schools, Libraries, Day Care Centers, Restaurants, and many other venues. His style of entertainment and creativity has landed him work with many corporations including William Wrigley, John Deere, Mercy Health Care, Vista Containers, and Miller Brewing.
Tim also entertains at various County and State Fairs, Church festivals, and any other event looking for good quality entertainment. His balloon sculpting and magic has been enjoyed by various personalities such as Steve Allen, Bill Wrigley, Monica Mancini, Bill Kurtis, Donald Driver, and Doc Severinsen; along with a wide variety of Jazz and Rock musicians.