About Tyler O.

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Tyler teaches: Ages 12 and up
Teaching since: 2012
Last sign in: 2 days ago


I am a second year at UCLA this school year. My favorite pass times are cooking, driving, listening/playing music and exercising!


Neuroscience/Classical Saxophone Performance
Oct 2014 - Present
University of California, Los Angeles

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate of Merit, Advanced Level for Saxophone
May 2014
MTAC, South Alameda County Branch

Certification given after passing theory and performance exams.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level N1
Feb 2013
The Japan Foundation / Japan Educational Exchanges and Services

(Taken from http://www.jlpt.jp/)
・One is able to read writings with logical complexity and/or abstract writings on a variety of topics, such as newspaper editorials and critiques, and comprehend both their structures and contents.
・One is also able to read written materials with profound contents on various topics and follow their narratives as well as understand the intent of the writers comprehensively.
・One is able to comprehend orally presented materials such as coherent conversations, news reports, and lectures, spoken at natural speed in a broad variety of settings, and is able to follow their ideas and comprehend their contents comprehensively. One is also able to understand the details of the presented materials such as the relationships among the people involved, the logical structures, and the essential points.


Herb Alpert School of Music Merit Scholarship
Jul 2015
Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA
President's Award for Education
Jun 2014
James Logan High School
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Jun 2014
James Logan High School

9 Reviews on Tyler O.

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Ishaan P. Aug 17, 2016
· Saxophone · Online
Online lessons were no help to my son! We were misinformed when we were told that online lessons are fine for a beginner. My son gained nothing fr
James N. Jun 23, 2016
· Saxophone · Online
This was a good introductory lesson. I had trouble getting connected to Google Hangouts, but he was very patient, and even though it took a long time to finally get connected, and he had another student waiting, he did give us a short lesson. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. A great first lesson!
Brandon Mar 26, 2016
· Saxophone · Online
I would definitely recommend him! Easy to communicate with and a great instructor!
Nina G. Jan 19, 2016
· Saxophone · Online
My first lesson was amazing. I took sax with another teacher for a very short period of time, but still just figured out now, that I wasn't even properly using a mouth piece. Tyler figured it out and helped me with the pain! :-)

I have played piano for 8 years, wish, I had a teacher like him back than!

He gave me quiet good HW too!

He was very courteous and professional! Looking forward to my next lesson!
Would recommend him to anyone!
De'Liam Jan 11, 2016
· Japanese · Online
Tyler makes learning easy, informative, and interesting
Archer S. Jan 8, 2016
· Japanese · Online
Tyler was fantastic. He did an excellent job of keeping my 7 year old engaged and interested, and we look forward to the next session!
Randy Willis Dec 10, 2015
· Japanese · Online
Tyler is the most amazing private teacher I've ever had, and his attitude is also amazing!! I'm glad to also have become his friend!! : )
Anthony M. Oct 9, 2015
· Saxophone · Online
I highly recommend Tyler.
Donna Galvan Sep 2, 2015
· Japanese · Online
He's really funny and sweet. He makes learning fun!
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