Here at Namba, Tyler offers his skills as a Tap Instructor to students with years of tap experience. This class is for Adncaed Tappers only.
The relationship Tyler has with dance and music began before he was even born. His mother, a ballerina and studio owner, taught while she was pregnant with Tyler until she no longer could. He grew up dancing in her studios and by 12 years old he was competing nationally, appearing in commercials and TV shows as a dancer, and teaching at her studio, Beach Cities Dance. While attending college, Tyler was approached by the director of the dance department of Santa Clara University and he began teaching at her studios as a part time job. During that time he was majoring in music and realized that for him, dance is the human embodiment of music, the physical, emotional, and musically specific aspects became an integral part of his creative process. It was then that Tyler also realized that he had been treating tap solely as a dance style instead of a musical instrument, and he shifted his perspective from “tap dancing” to “playing the tap shoes.” Tyler is currently teaching weekly through out Los Angeles all the way up to Santa Barbara, running his cinnamon-based cosmetic brand, SIN-MIN, and sneaking out into the ocean to surf along the coast whenever time and responsibility allow.