Tyler has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education(K-12, Instrumental Emphasis) from Wichita State University. His main instruments of study were saxophone and clarinet. While at WSU, he played with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Jazz Band and the Shocker Sound Pep Band. He also performed with a Saxophone Quartet playing the baritone sax. For the 2010-2011 school year, Tyler was the woodwind tech for the Valley Center marching band. He also served as Kappa Kappa Psi Vice President. Tyler is currently playing tenor sax in the Delano Jazz Orchestra and has been teaching private lessons at Senseney Music since 2015.