Garrett Tyler (US)
#R.LUM.R, Christy Nockels, Local Sound
Paiste Artist Since Jan 2018
Garrett Tyler is one of the emerging young drummers today. Born in Jonesboro, AR; Garrett lives in Nashville, TN and has risen to the world stage with multiple international performances and clinic throughout the United States, Central America, Asia, and Europe. Like his soulful personality, Garrett's drumming is equally the same. He has a fresh and creative approach to the drums while being versatile to all styles of music. Garrett received his Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education from Arkansas State University and his Master's in Commercial Drumset Performance from Belmont University under the direction of Chester Thompson (Genesis, Phil Collins, Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Eric Clapton). During Garrett's Master's he also apprenticed under drummer Garrett Goodwin (Carrie Underwood). From 2012-2016 Garrett was a member of the World Renown Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp in Concord, CA. Garrett's addition to the group led to their 15th Gold Medal, DCI World Championship in 2012 and a silver medal in 2013. Garrett also received silver in the DCI I&E Solo Drumset Competition. Recognized for his talent and love of teaching, Garrett traveled with the Blue Devils System Blue team all across the country and world teaching young musicians. His latest addition was with Blue Devils International. This specific group is an internationally recognized performing ensemble that has performed at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland and toured around the world demonstrating the unique and powerful sound of the Blue Devils! Since earning his Master's, Garrett has continued to develop his role as an Up and Coming drummer. This work includes live performances, teaching, and session\production work that feature his versatile and energetic approach to the instrument. Garrett currently drums for R.LUM.R, Local Sound, Christy Nockels, and Fleurie, as well as being active as an independent artist having drummed for artists varying over multiple genres including Country, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Fusion, Gospel, R&B, and more. During the week Garrett works full time with producer, Justin Amundrud (Centricity). Together they have worked with an array of organizations and people including Hillsong, Elevation Worship, Local Sound, Capitol Records, Michael Fatkin (Young&Free), Underarmour, Lincoln, etc. Alongside his performing and recording, Garrett is active teaching lessons for his private studio and schools across the Southern Region. In the midst of the music, Garrett values the friendships and connections he makes above all. His love for God is the passion that drives his love for music and the people he encounters along the way.