Music, Teacher
Specialize in: Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Ukulele, Voice,
Teaches in: Sonoma County

Music has always been Tyler's primary pursuit in life, whether through songwriting, recording, arranging, performing, listening or teaching. Tyler began his music performance tuition at Analy High School in Sebastopol, and continued his musical study at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with honors. Tyler has taught the guitar, banjo, ukelele and mandolin privately for over ten years, and has just completed his Master's Degree in Music Education at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland. Tyler emphasizes playing music in lessons, and stresses the importance of notational fluency to students in an attempt to develop their sense of musical independence and autonomy. Tyler encourages all of his students to improvise, compose or write songs on their instruments, and constantly seeks opportunities to allow students to perform and collaborate with their peers. Tyler wants students to explore different genres of music on their instruments, whether it be traditional, jazz, classical, rock or popular music. Tyler passionately believes that all of us are inherently musical, creative and capable of developing talent on an instrument, and greatly appreciates his role as a friendly musical mentor to students. '

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