Guitarist Tyler Fitzpatrick first fell in love with the guitar at age twelve. Though he spent time teaching himself, Tyler has been fortunate to study with many of the best teachers available. His first teacher, Roger Farwell, taught him the importance of technique and posture, along with other concepts like sight-reading and music theory. After developing a solid foundation with Roger, Tyler began studying with Damon Foreman in order to pursue Jazz. While studying Jazz, Tyler has also been able to work with Jeff Antoniak; Steve Rochinski, head of Berklee’s harmony department; Kenny Rittenhouse; Mike Pope, and many others.
In high school, Tyler began teaching as well as performing in many of the area’s clubs and venues including Twins Jazz, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and 49 West. In 2013 he was awarded a scholarship to attend Maryland Summer Jazz and study with many of the nation’s best jazz musicians. The same year, he received the Maestro Award from the World Strides Heritage Performance program for exceptional soloing while performing in Nashville, Tennessee with the award-winning Marriotts Ridge High School jazz ensemble.
Upon graduation from high school, Tyler was offered attendance to schools such as the Berklee College of Music and the New School for Jazz. Tyler is currently attending the University of Maryland Baltimore County on the President’s Scholarship to pursue a B.A. in Jazz Studies. His primary studies are lead by Tom Lagana and Matt Belzer. He is also working as a freelance musician, performing throughout the area, and teaching privately.