Tyler Burchfield

Tyler B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you want to learn today's popular music, go back to classic songs of the past, or want to write your own music, I have the tools for you! I have many years of experience teaching both kids and adults, and my versatile professional experience means I can offer instruction in a wide range of musical styles. For traditional method book learning, I'm well-versed in both the Alfred piano method, as well as Faber & Faber, while drawing from my own upbringing as a Suzuki student. I also make sure each student learns music theory and ear training techniques in order to internalize the music on a deeper level.

About Tyler B.

I'm a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, composer, and arranger, living in Brooklyn, having moved from Boston in 2018. My professional experience on saxophone, keyboards, clarinet, flute, and bass in many different musical styles has offered me a wide-ranging palate to teach from. For the past six-plus years, I've worked for multiple organizations and agencies as a private lessons instructor, averaging 15-20 students at any given time and maxing out at over 30! My approach to lessons is laid back, yet goal-oriented. My main goals are to equip my students musical and instrumental fundamentals, help them discover their particular passions within music and work towards related goals, and to foster an environment rooted in fun and mutual respect.


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6 Reviews
John B.
Profile-location-online Online

Tyler is an excellent instructor.

Posted Apr 27, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My daughter enjoyed learning clarinet with Tyler. As another reviewer has noted, Tyler is a gentle and patient teacher. My daughter could be difficult during lessons and often got distracted, and Tyler was great at steering her back on track and engaging her through new music and exercises.

Posted Oct 22, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Tyler was the piano teacher for our two daughters for almost 5 years. They were piano beginners aged 4 and 6 when we started. My daughters are more on the shy side, and Tyler ended up being the perfect teacher for them. He is gentle and patient but at the same time got them excited about learning the instrument and playing music of different genres. My daughters enjoyed the lessons very much and they were sad to see Tyler leave for New York. I can highly recommend Tyler as a teacher especially for shy beginners like my daughters were.

Posted Sep 28, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

My son's comment was that Tyler was the best music teacher he ever had and he has had a lot. He misses him a lot.

Posted Sep 25, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Tyler was very flexible with the busy, changing schedule of the family of a middle schooler (as flexible as he could be despite his own schedule); he worked really well with our son who enjoyed his lessons very much -- and we enjoyed the few opportunities we had to see Tyler perform!

Posted Sep 25, 2018
Karen Laufer
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Really enjoyed taking lessons with Tyler! He was always so encouraging and helpful in my lessons. I always loved playing duets with him and trying out different saxophones.

Posted Sep 12, 2018

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Saxophone and Clarinet Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present

Great Neck Music Conservatory

Teach private saxophone and clarinet lessons to children and adults, focusing on musical and instrumental fundamentals, ensemble music, jazz, and improvisation.

Interim Saxophone and Clarinet instructor, Prodigy Program
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

Westwood Public Schools

Interim appointment after an abrupt faculty departure. Taught private and semi-private lessons to middle and high school students, focusing on instrumental and musical fundamentals, band music, and personal interests, which culminated in a spring recital.

Saxophone and Clarinet Instructor, Shrewsbury Instrumental Lesson Program
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018

Shrewsbury Public Schools

Taught saxophone and clarinet to middle and high school students, focusing primarily on instrumental and musical fundamentals and assigned band music.

Piano, Clarinet, and Theory Instructor
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017

Music Teachers Network

Taught in-home lessons in piano, clarinet, and music theory to children and adults.


Master of Music, Jazz Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2013

New England Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music, Studio Music and Jazz
Aug 2007 - May 2011

University of Miami



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Apr 2018
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2011
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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