Tyler Schneider

Tyler S.

Saginaw, MI
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About

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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Experience

Violinist, multiple orchestras
Jan 2005 - Present
Various

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
HHS

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.

Education

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

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Music
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

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

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)

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One of my senior pics (W/Violin)

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Another senior pic

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Photo by Tyler S.

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Photo by Tyler S.

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5 Reviews

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Avraham Jun 15, 2017
Violin · Online

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

Avraham 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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