- 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!
I have been a violinist in over 5 amateur orchestras, and have been concertmaster/principal violinist in four of them.
This is Michigan's most prestigious Youth Arts Festival, and only ~40 violinists were invited to be in the orchestra.
I've had the pleasure of being a member of the Saginaw Bay Symphony's youth division for their spring season in 2017.
My high school orchestras. I have taken six orchestra classes throughout high school and have been concertmaster in four orchestras here.
I have played the first violin part in three different full, professional level musicals that were put on by my school.
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!
Worked well with my daughter. Very patient and helped make the song easier for her to learn.
Not a fan of online lessons/courses, but this was an exception.
Terrific lesson today!
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!+ Read More
excellent first lesson, Tyler was very professional, and looking forward to my nexxt lessons.
Best violin teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
Tyler is a very nice and patient teacher.:) I look forward to his future lessons!
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+ Read More