Tyler grew up in Orange County, California. Music was always his outlet. He began piano lessons at the age of seven, and his father taught him the guitar, although it wasn't until high school that he realized his interest in composing music as a career. While taking an introductory music theory course, Tyler discovered his love for composing music and stringing together chords and cadences which fit like puzzle pieces. Tyler earned his B.F.A. in Music Composition from the California Institute of the Arts. While studying there, he composed the score to the original musical "RUINS" which had its debut on the CalArts stage in Valencia, Calif. and was met with rave reviews. After college, Tyler went on to score a number of projects such as "Zombie Apocalypse 101," "Tales of the Sword," and "Crash: The Animated Series." He has also written music for many live theater productions at UCLA including, "Life of Galileo," "Offending the Audience," "Assume the Worst," and "Mauser," the latter of which during the show's California debut. In addition, Tyler has scored feature films such as "OMG...We're In A Horror Movie" and "For The Love Of Jessee". It's been said of him that he brings a high level of creativity and professionalism to every project that he works on.
Tyler has been a loyal supporter and contributor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation for many years, and has been invited to perform his compositions at several of their hosted charity events. He continues to compose and collaborate with independent artists on projects involving film, animation, and live theater.