Tyler’s marching percussion experience began in 2009 when he co-founded an indoor drumline at Woodstock Academy during his senior year. He began marching in the UCMB in 2009, where he was a member of the tenor line his first year. He then marched snare from 2010-2013, serving as snare section leader for two years. In the summer of 2012 Tyler marched snare with the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.
Tyler is a University of Connecticut alum with a B.A. in Music (Percussion) and a B.S. in Management Information Systems. He currently serves as Percussion Caption Head at Newtown High School and teaches percussion at Thames Valley Music School and The Woodstock Academy. In 2018, Tyler was a battery instructor for the 7th Regiment Drum Corps, and prior to that he taught with WGI Medalist Trumbull High School, working with both their battery and front ensemble. Tyler remains an active performer in the Greater NYC area in the realms of classical, jazz, theater and field percussion. He has had the privilege to play for multiple productions in the Nutmeg Summer Series at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, along with productions at Castle Craig Players, Playhouse on Park, and Opera House Players of Enfield, CT. He has also played with the Chelsea Symphony in Manhattan and with numerous bands in CT, Boston and NYC. He returned to UConn as a staff member for the 2014 season and now coordinates and arranges music and visual design for the battery.