Tyler Reidy is a woodwind instrumentalist in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Tyler’s love of woodwinds started at the age of 14 in grade 9 band class. In 2018, Tyler graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Honours Music degree with an Intensive Music Specialization. Tyler is currently completing a Master of Music Therapy (MMT) degree at Wilfrid Laurier University and hopes to become an Accredited Music Therapist (MTA) with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT).
Tyler’s main musical love is with the woodwinds: flute, clarinet, and saxophone, however, as a music therapy student he is also proficient in piano, voice, guitar, and ukulele. He has worked at Mohawk College as a language monitor and music instructor in the International Explore program for the past two summers and has taught privately for more than 5 years. Tyler has performed throughout southern Ontario in various ensembles, most notably the Haldimand Norfolk Concert Band, Hamilton Concert Band, University of Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Grand Philharmonic Choir, University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan, and various chambers music ensembles.
Currently, Tyler teaches private flute, clarinet, and saxophone at Soundfactory Music School, and now is joining the Axon Music Therapy team teaching privately while he continues his studies. With a passion for working with children, he will be completing his first 500-hour music therapy internship at London Children’s Hospital in Spring/Summer 2019. 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.
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