Tyler has studied music for over fourteen years and has taught students of all ages in varying degrees over the last seven. In 2015, he received an undergraduate degree in Spanish at Florida State University while studying West African Mandingue drumming traditions and various styles of South American music from Brazilian jazz, to Afro-Peruvian festival music, to Bolivian folk songs. In these years, Tyler led two bands, a funk/R&B band and a jazz/fusion group with members of the FSU jazz program, and co-founded a sustainability-oriented community music education project called Trashtronauts, which sought to provide workshops in public spaces, youth centers, and schools teaching rhythm, melody, and group music-making, building the instruments using 100% recycled and discarded materials.
Tyler moved to The Triangle in August of 2018 to build his music career, and is currently an active gigging guitarist, producer, and music educator. He is also proficient on drums and percussion, bass guitar, flute, and piano. He plays with groups whose styles include R&B, Soul, Gospel, Rock, Funk, Jazz, World Music, and Hip Hop. He encourages his students to take an active role in learning the things that they want to learn, while providing them with guidance in technique and music theory to help them secure a strong foundation. His primary goal is to enable each student to play what he or she enjoys, using their favorite music as a vehicle to build overall musical ability, confidence, and personal motivation.