Hailing from a very musical family, Tyler grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. He became a multi-instrumentalist by age eight, and he was classically trained in opera singing in his teens. Upon graduating high school, Tyler moved to Chicago to pursue a career in music. He attended Columbia College, where he would meet bandmates and collaborators that he still works with today.
After graduation, Tyler unearthed a passion for teaching, initially stemming from a deep study of the blues. Now with over a decade of teaching under his belt, Tyler continues to be imbued with a spirit of excitement, purpose, and collaboration. His energy brings music to life across all ages, genres, and experience levels.