Tyler is originally from the Salt Lake City Utah area and has over 12 years of Drum and Percussion experience. He started drumming at the age of 10, and has been playing ever since. He played in his High Schools award winning DrumLine and Jazz Band and has played in numerous Rock, Pop, Jazz, and Folk bands. He has also written and recorded many of his own songs playing Guitar and Drums. His influences include The Beatles, Bon Iver, Mark Guiliana. He has also had the opportunity to learn from Utah Drumming legend Jay Lawrence. He has been teaching Percussion for the last couple of years as well as Guitar and Ukulele. He is a laid back teacher who’s number 1 priority is to make learning a fun and rewarding experience. He wants to share his love for music with others and above all motivate his students to reach their musical potential. Tyler loves to write and record his own music, he loves spending time with his wife and dog (Eleanor Rigby), and he also loves snowboarding, longboarding, flying, eating, cooking, and reading.