client & industry TESTIMONIALS
TV: Star of UP HERE (Hulu), THE FLASH (CW), GASLIT (Starz), B'way: ONCE,
Tour: JERSEY BOYS
Of all the voice teachers I’ve worked with, Tyler has empowered me with the most comprehensive knowledge of my instrument and the truest insight into all that it can do. So much of singing (and speaking) is intuitive; Tyler has helped me dispel the ambiguities in favor of a kinesthetic awareness that enables higher, healthier levels of control and versatility. He doesn’t just throw you exercises or adjustments didactically - he’s committed to exploring their effects with you, collaborating on an understanding and a language that corresponds with your goals and the nuances of your unique voice.
TV: GOSSIP GIRL (HBOMax), B'way: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Tony Nom), NEXT TO NORMAL, AMELIE;
Tyler's expertise and compassion are a winning combination and make his technique easy to metabolize. From troubleshooting to general technical maintenance, Tyler is my first phone call. I can't recommend him highly enough!
Broadway Music Director: THE BOOK OF MORMON, WICKED, IN THE HEIGHTS
Tyler’s knowledge of- and proficiency with- the instrument, combined with his many teaching strategies, makes him a true technician. But his kindness, patience, understanding, and communication make him a master at what he does. He's also one of the funniest and most delightful people, able to transform any challenge into something fun and accessible.
Christine Murphy Estes
MM, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Lead Voice Specialist at Westchester Medical Center
Tyler is an engaging and encouraging presence, with the experience that comes with being an established high-level performer, and the knowledge and confidence that comes from self-motivated study and initiative. He has become one of the voice teachers I regularly recommend to my patients.
Casting Executive: TV, Film & Broadway
Tyler is someone I recommend to actors who are looking to strengthen their voice and musical performance. His unique understanding of what the current trends are in the industry puts him at the top of my list as a teacher. I know that when I send a talent to work with Tyler he will be able to not only level-up their performance, but work with them to do it in the safest way, so the actor is able to maintain stamina in their performance.
Tour: MOULIN ROUGE, PORGY & BESS, MEMPHIS, THE BOOK OF MORMON
As someone who has experienced vocal trauma and surgery, I’ve been pretty protective of who I allow to tinker with my instrument. In only a few lessons, Tyler was able to pinpoint key, conditioned bad habits that have made it difficult for me to produce healthy singing without force, and give me the tools necessary to retrain my muscles and my brain to keep it consistent. His knowledge of multiple techniques has broadened my skillset and given me a new color palette to paint (sing) with in any style with ease. Most importantly, Tyler has provided me with a new confidence in my voice... I don’t feel the need to add extra weight, or color, or whatever, because I know now that my sound is magnificent as it is. I couldn’t be more grateful for his help in discovering a vocal freedom I didn’t even know I had. Oh, and did I mention that Tyler is an amazing, hilarious, and brilliant human being!?! Just had to put that out there."
Theatre: WONDER BOY (Off-Bway), WIZARD OF OZ
Working with Tyler has been a life changing experience as a Trans singer re-navigating my voice as it changes throughout my journey with being on testosterone. Every time I hit a roadblock with my instrument Tyler always has a strategy to get me to the next step and back on track. I leave every lesson excited, empowered, and as a stronger, smarter vocalist. Even if I wasn’t navigating a changing voice, working with Tyler would still be beyond worthwhile because of his kindness and his joy for what he does alongside his masterful understanding of the voice. I have been in lessons for over twenty years and Tyler is the first teacher I have had who is able to communicate his teaching style efficiently and deliver it as uniquely catered to the individual on the other side of the piano. He is intuitive and ready to work with someone for exactly who they are with a wealth of knowledge to help any singer accomplish their unique goals. Could not recommend more!
Tour: JAGGED LITTLE PILL
I started working with Tyler after I graduated from University of Michigan, and we instantly clicked. He made me feel supported, and he has this amazing ability to meet you where you are. He introduced me to new vocal concepts that helped increase my range and improved my stamina and longevity while touring. Every time I bring in a new song, he helps me find more dimension and style in my voice. I continue to go to Tyler for audition preparation, and he helps me transform the material. I leave with more confidence and a better understanding of what I’m doing with my sound. He is an excellent communicator and will always explain something in a different way if need be. He has a vast knowledge of music and vocal styles, and he’s so generous with his energy and time. Because of his deep passion for singing and wonderful personality, I am always excited for a lesson with Tyler!
B'way: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, CINDERELLA, Tour: HELLO, DOLLY!,
WEST SIDE STORY
During my first few months with Tyler, I had more “light bulb” moments than in all of my previous years of voice training. He has helped me to gain a deeper understanding of my voice on an anatomical level; as a professional dancer and kinesthetic learner, I’ve found his approach to be especially effective. I’ve always considered myself a soprano and working on my “mix/belt” comes with a lot of vulnerability and self-consciousness. However, Tyler’s incredible knowledge, patience, and goofiness have helped me feel comfortable experimenting with “belty” sounds that are rooted in awareness and are uniquely my own. It takes a wonderful teacher (and human) to be able to create a judgement-free space for that process. Tyler is smart, attentive, and a blast to work with, and his passion for vocal health and individuality keep me coming back! Plus, he’s funny AF.
Tyler is a consummate professional. He is proficient and insightful, and he has a masterful approach to conveying instruction. He is constructive and kind - he knows how to boost your confidence by being complimentary and supportive, guiding you to prove to yourself what you’re capable of achieving as a singer. He will give you tangible tools for improvement, helping you to cultivate the lasting effects of an outstanding vocal education. I am extremely grateful for his time and expertise, and I couldn’t recommend his training more.”