Tyler Wales is a freelance percussionist and educator in the Phoenix, AZ area as well as a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University. Tyler also holds an M.M. in percussion performance from West Chester University and a B.A. in Music from Kutztown University.
He has performed with the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps as well as Cadets2 Drum Corps. In addition, Tyler gigs often around the Phoenix and Tempe areas including having performed with the Phoenix Symphony.
His primary instructors have included Dr. Frank Kumor, Dr. Ralph Sorrentino (Percussionist with Pennsylvania Ballet and Philadelphia Opera), Dave Nelson (Philly Pops), Dr. Chris Hanning (President PAS), Dr. J.B. Smith, and Shaun Tilburg (Principal Phoenix Symphony).