Tyler is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist whose main instrument is the highland bagpipe. He also plays guitar and drums and is a graduate of the University of Guelph Music Program where his area of concentration was Jazz guitar. 

Tyler has been teaching guitar and bagpipes in Guelph for the past twelve years and is currently one of the managers at JamSchool, a performance based music school with 600 students in Guelph and the surrounding area. 

In September of 2013 Tyler took over as Pipe Major of the Guelph Pipe Band and now instructs and leads the band in competitions and performances throughout the year. Tyler was also a member of the 48th Highlanders of Canada from 2008-2015 and has performed with them throughout North America and in Scotland. 

Tyler is an active competitive solo piper and placed first overall at the top level of amateur piping in Ontario in 2014 and 2015. This earned him invitations to two of the top amateur piping competitions in North America, the Nicol Brown Competition in Albany NY, and the George Sherriff Memorial Competition in Hamilton ON. Click here to see Tyler competing at the Sherriff Invitational in 2014. 

After two years in the top amateur circuit, Tyler was promoted to the professional competition level. He won the overall B grade Piobaireachd category in 2016 during his first professional competitive season. This moved him into the A grade piobaireachd and puts him in the top level in Ontario. 

Tyler's piping students have also had great competitive success. Some of their achievements include winning the B Division Strathspey/Reel at the Toronto Piper's Society Knockout contest in 2013 as well as making it to the finals of that same knockout series. Three of Tyler's students have also placed first in their respective grades after a successful competition season in the Ontario Highland Games circuit this past summer. One of them qualified for the same top amateur piping competitions (Nicol Brown and George Sherriff contests) that Tyler competed at in 2014 and 2015. 

Between managing the music school, teaching, running the Guelph Pipe Band, and competing in the solo piping circuit, Tyler also plays in two folk ensembles called The Final Nine (with Dave Neigh and Mark Fletcher of the Steel City Rovers) and Stringymajig (with Fiona McCairley who is director of the Guelph Celtic Orchestra). In these ensembles, Tyler usually plays Scottish Border Pipes. This instrument is similar in sound and technique to the Highland bagpipe but is operated through use of a bellows under the right arm instead of blowing into the instrument. 

Combining border pipes with other instruments and musicians, Tyler draws on influences from artists such as Hamish Moore, Alan McDonald, Angus McDonald, Kenneth and Angus Mackenzie, Daihm, Breabach, and Seudan to combine Cape Breton, Ontario, and Scottish piping styles in an upbeat Ceilidh atmosphere.