Tyler has been playing guitar since 2008. He comes from a family of musicians and has loved music for as long as he can remember. He started learning guitar when he was only nine and since then, he has always been a fan of exploring unconventional sounds and combining them with what he learned from his various music teachers to create his own style. He understands that it can sometimes take more than one method to solve a problem. He also believes that solving problems this way is much more of a strength than a weakness. He says, “One who knows how to look at a problem from multiple angles will eventually, with enough trial and error, find the solution.”
When Tyler was eleven, he began taking guitar lessons with Bernie. Up until Tyler turned nineteen, he learned the CAGED system, basic harmony, Mirror Tuning®️, and many other common and uncommon guitar tunings. All of this knowledge kept him inspired and gave him a deeper appreciation for the nuance that is the creation of music and the incredible nature of the guitar in general.
Tyler loves to write and record music. The fact that combining just a few instruments can create such a wonderful sound is incredible! In highschool, he would often write songs with his friends and they would record them with their own equipment in a friend’s basement or attic. As one might guess, the quality wasn’t great! Tyler took this as a challenge and would try his best to make the tracks sound as professional as possible. He would study various methods and take advice from friends who were knowledgeable regarding the subject to learn about mixing and mastering to improve the tracks and make them the best they could be. This was a great learning experience and it really cemented the idea in his mind that music is about having fun. Even though those songs did not end up sounding perfect, and were never used past their creation, the whole process was a blast and that made it worth it!
Tyler believes that consistency is the key. You do not have to be a gifted individual to play music, anyone can do it! Practice is what makes one good at music. There has never been anyone in history who picked up a guitar and could immediately play anything that they wanted! This is what makes music so rewarding. You have to learn and practice to reach your goals. The fun lies within the challenge of the instrument!
Tyler recently acquired his degree in computer science and is looking for a way to combine this degree with music in the future.