Tyler is a graduate of Otterbein University from Columbus, Ohio, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music. He studied saxophone under James Miglia, a notable jazz and classical saxophonist of the Midwest. In high school, Tyler performed in the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra, musical productions, wind ensembles, jazz orchestras, percussion ensembles, and saxophone quartets. During this time, he earned both the Sousa Award and the Louie Armstrong Award, for his performances in jazz and classical music respectively. Throughout college, he performed in various groups, notably coordinating a saxophone festival called Saxopalooza which featured a saxophone choir with Professor Richtmeyer. Post-graduation, he has performed piano, percussion, woodwind instruments in local community bands, such as the Westerville Concert Band while working in the music-business industry and teaching instrumental music lessons.

Tyler has formed a career working with children and adults of all walks of life. He has worked extensively with children who have developmental disabilities, teaching music, and forming positive outcomes for his students. Currently, Tyler is studying at Immaculata University, earning his Masters Degree in Music Therapy though an LPC program. Tyler achieves success with his students through active engagement in technique, method, and forming lessons around his students’ interests.


Tyler can be personally reached at TylerP.ValottaStudios@gmail.com