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About Tyler Chen

Tyler Chen
Tyler Chen
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Waco, TX
Speaks: English
Instructs: Cello, Viola, Violin
Education: Tyler is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education degree with a concentration in viola, which he will receive in the fall of 2022.
Performance Experience: In addition to performing in recognized Texas All-Region and All-State ensembles in high school, Tyler currently performs with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with other professional ensembles during his summers, such as the Chloe Trevor Fellowship Orchestra, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestral, and the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra. Outside of orchestra, Tyler has performed in both solo and chamber music recitals, as well as church and event gigs.
Teaching Experience: Throughout his ten years of playing viola, Tyler has taught both private lessons to violin and viola students as well as classes of homogeneous strings (sectionals) and heterogeneous strings (orchestra class).
Teaching Philosophy: Tyler believes that anyone, regardless of age, predisposition, or background, can learn music. His teaching approach focuses on the students' growth and goals, which informs the strategies, teaching style, and pedagogy he offers them. Tyler believes music is a medium for creative self-expression, creative collaboration, and edification of the mind and soul, and he hopes to help students realize their artistic potential, as well as build meaningful relationships and communities.

Get to know Tyler Chen

Tyler was born and raised in Spring, Texas, where he started learning viola in his elementary school's Fifth Grade Strings Program. Since then, he has developed a passion for both music and community, valuing creative self-expression and collaboration with others as the core experiences of playing in an orchestra. Currently, Tyler is pursuing a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education degree at Baylor University, with a concentration in viola, and is graduating in the fall of 2022. Afterwards, he will pursue a career in music education, hopefully starting with teaching high school orchestra in the Austin area. In his free time, Tyler likes to stay active by swimming, playing tennis, and running, as well as reading and hanging out with friends.

Tyler Chen teaches at:
2808 W Loop 340 Suite H14
Waco, TX 76711
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