Tyler is a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Tyler completed his Masters of Music Therapy (MMT) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2020. He has also obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honours Music degree with an Intensive Music Specialization in Flute from the University of Waterloo in 2018.
Tyler works from a client-centred, collaborative, family-centred and anti-oppressive approach in his practice. He is experienced working in medical settings and in-collaboration with allied health professionals. He completed his music therapy internships at London Children’s Hospital, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Grand River Hospital. Tyler has completed specialized training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Music Therapy. His main clinical interests are in paediatric and neonatal care, stroke rehabilitation, palliative care and with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Tyler has been a music educator for over 10 years teaching flute, clarinet, saxophone, as well as adapted music lessons. Tyler’s teaching style stems from a flexible and adaptable belief that every individual’s learning style is unique and that lessons should be tailored to those needs and interests to make the music experience more personalized and enjoyable. In Tyler’s free time, he enjoys going on nature walks, spending time with his friends and family, performing, and travelling.