Tyler Jordan

Tyler J.

Albuquerque, NM

Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing and performing on Bass for nearly twenty years. I play a multitude of different styles and genres, including rock, country, r&b, jazz, blues, metal, funk, motown, and many others.

My teaching approach is relatively simple; I work to empower you to approach and play your own instrument through rhythm, moderate music theory, as well as fretboard theory and picking/plucking styles. I also like to do practical application studies, i.e., using songs you're interested in learning to apply new techniques.

Most importantly, we progress at your pace and yours alone. If you're a beginner and want to learn to play like Victor Wooten, or just want to strengthen your chart reading abilities, those are a few of the things I am available to teach.
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Tyler delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
2014

Hi, I'm Tyler! Born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, I am the son of a band director. That being said, I have literally been involved in music since I was an infant! I played trombone, bass trombone, and bass guitar all the way through high school, and went to New Mexico State University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music, and then moved to Los Angeles, California, where I received my Master's Degree at California Institute of the Arts, where I also learned to play the other brass instruments, as well as composition and arranging.

Throughout my career, I've been able to do some great things with music. I have been able to travel Europe and work with one of the world's finest brass instrument manufacturers, Michael Rath, I have toured Colombia with my University's Wind Ensemble, I've recorded at Capitol Records in Hollywood, and have written and premiered numerous works for orchestra and rock ensemble, trombone choirs, and even a duet for quarter tone trumpets!

I have an affinity for modern and avant garde music, but am well-versed in all genres and musical styles! I also like to play in and record rock and roll bands, I've amassed a quite a few years of recording experience as well. From gypsy bands to thrash metal groups, I've recorded a wide array of music.

I also taught in the classroom from grades k-12 for a few years before following my true passion of teaching privately. I love to reach you at your own level and work to grow with you from there.

My goal is simple: I simply want you to come to love music as much as I do, if not more! I strive to give you the tools to become a successful musician in your own right, and I work to keep my lessons fun and engaging.

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Experience

Lessons Instructor
Oct 2015 - Present
Guitar Center

Music Teacher, Band Director
Aug 2017 - Oct 2017
Bales Elementary School, Buckeye, AZ

Band Director, Choir Director
Jul 2014 - May 2015
Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies

Education

Master of Fine Arts: Performer-Composer
Aug 2010 - May 2013
California Institute of the Arts
Bachelor's of Music: Music Business
Aug 2005 - Aug 2010
New Mexico State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

This is me conducting a big band at a Winery in Napa

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Here I am performing a Bass Trombone solo with Marimba accompaniment in Los Angeles, California

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On the bottom left, recording with a big band at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California

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A trombone quartet performing Kevin Austin's piece "Mellified Man" while being mellified. I'm on the far right.

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Playing a contrabass trombone at the International Trombone Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Performing Sofia Gubaidulina's music on Tuba in an orchestra. This is me after the performance.

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Rocking out with our old Gypsy band, "The Eros Orchestra"

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My old group D-M-T performing "Surtur" for a sleep concert, written and composed by me, for Electric Bass, amplified Tuba, and Modular synth

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Playing bass with D-M-T for another sleep concert
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6 Reviews

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Nicolas O. Jul 22, 2018
Trumpet · In studio

I feel like I learned a lot in an hour and he really helped me find an anchor point that I can go back to if I am stuck on a note. I realized that he went over every proven method that I learned throughout my experiences from elementary school to highschool and then added on to them by explaining how these methods help. He even showed me methods usually taught to college musicians.

The reason I always believed in private lessons is because no matter how few or how many you take, the learning process gets expedited immensely.

I definitely would recommend this teacher for learning a brass instrument.

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Cate Jul 9, 2018
Acoustic Guitar ·

Tyler was my 14 year old daughters instructor in both piano and guitar. We loved him! He's fun and keeps the student interested and engaged in learning. I can't believe how much she's learned in just a short time.

Nicholas Jul 9, 2018
Trumpet · In studio

Our son really enjoys his trumpet lesson with Tyler. He is learning a lot and really looks forward to his lesson every week!

Diana B. Jun 21, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

My daughter is 10 years old and began taking lessons with Tyler in January of 2018. Tyler is a patient and enthusiastic instructor that is able to challenge kids but still make learning fun. In a very short time my daughter was able to play songs and even performed with Tyler for some music store promos. His knowledge of music is extensive yet he is able to convey that knowledge at varying experience levels. Tyler is a great instructor!

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Andrew I. Jun 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Tyler is very well spoken and knows so much about each of the subjects he teaches. He has a great way of explaining what he means and has a great eye for detail. It's really clear that he cares a ton about his students!

Jesse M. May 31, 2018
Trombone · In studio

I've known Tyler for over a decade. He's extremely passionate and skilled as a musician and a teacher. His background is incredibly diverse, and he will do whatever he can to help you achieve your personal goals. Highly recommended!!

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