Tyler is a multi-instrumentalist from the Phoenix area. He received his Bachelor’s in Music Education from Arizona State University in 2016 where he gained experience working in orchestral, concert band, big band, Latin jazz, and traditional jazz settings. Since graduating, he spent three years teaching orchestra, band, and guitar at the elementary and middle school level in the Queen Creek Unified School District. It was during this tenure that Tyler explored innovative teaching practices, incorporating concepts like songwriting, music technology, storytelling, improvisation, arranging, and popular music into his curriculum. He also used this time to collaborate extensively with marching band, jazz, and theater programs throughout his district. A lifelong guitarist and bassist, Tyler currently performs rock music around the valley and has developed a keen interest in songwriting and recording.