Tyler Schneider

Tyler S.

Saginaw, MI

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Tyler delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2014

Hello! I am a college student looking for opportunities to help you learn! I am most able to teach music, specifically the violin, but can help in a number of academic subjects as well. I have been playing the violin for nine years, have been concertmaster/principal violin of Heritage High School's prestigious Orchestra program for two years, and have attended the statewide Solo and Ensemble festival since seventh grade, receiving "Superior" ratings every year. At the state competition my senior year, I was nominated to be a member of the Michigan Youth Arts Honors Orchestra, with an extra nomination to be one of four "Outstanding Soloists" in the entire state. Since I had been concertmaster of Heritage's orchestras, I was leading sectionals for my four years of high school, which is where my initial teaching experience comes from. Beyond my curricular musical experience, I have composed a few orchestral pieces of my own, played as a guest soloist in multiple ensembles locally, and played in various youth and festival orchestras.

I believe in a very relaxed and comfortable teaching environment and teacher-student relationship, and I make it clear that the time that you are willing to put into learning determines how well you will learn. I make my best effort to mimic how my violin teachers taught me, as I was always excited to spend an hour of my week with an impassioned, joyful master of an art (though admittedly, I am no master!). Regardless, I am here to help and guide you in whatever way possible, but, as always, "practice makes perfect!"

Beyond my musical experience and accolades, I had a very successful academic career in high school. I graduated summa cum laude and top 20 in my class of 350 from Heritage High School, with a near 4.0 GPA. My academic merits earned me a full tuition scholarship from Saginaw Valley State University, where I currently attend. Given my academic experience and merits, I consider myself able to teach high school mathematics (Geometry and Algebra 1) and some English as well.

I hope this has been helpful and informative, and I look forward to teaching you!

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Violinist, multiple orchestras
Jan 2005 - Present

I have been a violinist in over 5 amateur orchestras, and have been concertmaster/principal violinist in four of them.

1st Violinist
May 2017 - May 2017
Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Orchestra

This is Michigan's most prestigious Youth Arts Festival, and only ~40 violinists were invited to be in the orchestra.

1st Violinist
Feb 2017 - May 2017
Saginaw Bay Youth Orchestra

I've had the pleasure of being a member of the Saginaw Bay Symphony's youth division for their spring season in 2017.

Heritage High School Orchestras
Aug 2013 - May 2017

My high school orchestras. I have taken six orchestra classes throughout high school and have been concertmaster in four orchestras here.

1st Violinist, Pit Orchestra
Oct 2014 - Apr 2017
STCS Musical Dramas

I have played the first violin part in three different full, professional level musicals that were put on by my school.


Computer Science, B.S.
Jun 2017 - Present
Saginaw Valley State University
High School Diploma
Aug 2013 - Jun 2017
Heritage High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


10 "Superior" rating awards at Solo and Ensemble festivals, up to Proficiency III
Mar 2017
Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association
MYAF Outstanding Soloist Nomination
Mar 2017
Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association
MYAF Honors Orchestra Nomination
Mar 2017
Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association


Association for Computing Machinery
Sep 2017

ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

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National Honors Society
Mar 2016

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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Photos & Videos

This is a video of me at Solo & Ensemble my senior year. The quality isn't great but hopefully it gives you an idea of my level of playing.
Me in a more formal orchestral setting (I'm the one front and center with his head turned)

One of my senior pics (W/Violin)

Another senior pic

Photo by Tyler S.

Photo by Tyler S.


17 Reviews

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Austin H. Sep 12, 2017
Violin · Online

Jasmine Sep 6, 2017
Violin · Online

Tyler is amazing and so patient! Can't wait to learn more in the next session!

Jennifer Sep 4, 2017
Violin · Online

Brooke Sep 1, 2017
Violin · Online

The first lesson went really well. Looking forward to next week.

Jonah A. Aug 16, 2017
Fiddle · Online

Our first lesson was a hit - my kids split the hour and Tyler did a great job with both! We're all looking forward to next week!

Jordan M. Aug 11, 2017
Violin · Online

Worked well with my daughter. Very patient and helped make the song easier for her to learn.

Julie Aug 11, 2017
Violin · Online

Naomi G. Jul 29, 2017
Violin · Online

Not a fan of online lessons/courses, but this was an exception.

Tamee Jul 25, 2017
Violin · Online

great job

Roman U. Jul 22, 2017
Violin · Online

Terrific lesson today!

Vivian Jul 15, 2017
Violin · Online

Tyler spent most of the first lesson with my daughter allowing her to play songs she already knew and then commenting on what she was doing well and what she could improve. He gave the feedback in a very humble and kind way that made her feel very proud of the skills she had already attained and eager to work on the next steps. He then had her playing a new song and they worked together on getting the finger positioning just right and experimenting with different bow holds. My daughter enjoyed her first lesson and is looking forward to more. thanks Tyler!

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Dominick DeVito Jul 13, 2017
Violin · Online

excellent first lesson, Tyler was very professional, and looking forward to my nexxt lessons.

Milka M. Jun 15, 2017
Violin · Online

Best violin teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Milka M. Jun 15, 2017
Violin · Online

Cecilia Jun 10, 2017
Violin · Online

Tyler is a great instructor. He knows the instrument and music. I am very happy with my class and what I am learning from him.

sasha May 12, 2017
Violin · Online

Tyler is a very nice and patient teacher.:) I look forward to his future lessons!

Peyton Apr 21, 2017
Violin · In studio

My daughter took a few beginners lessons with Tyler a few years ago. She says that he was patient and always was willing to help her through her music. My daughter played in an orchestra in school but her playing improved much faster when she was taking lessons

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