A native of Los Angeles, Tylar Nichols is a graduate of The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he has studied with Jon Boen, Greg Flint, and Dale Clevenger of The Chicago Symphony. He is now continuing his studies at CCPA by pursuing a MA in Performing Arts Administration under the guidance of former Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association President Henry Fogel.
In Los Angeles, Tylar has studied with studio legend Brian O’Connor, Dylan Hart, John Mason, and at The Colburn School with Dr. Annie Bosler. While at Colburn, Tylar performed regularly for inner city youth in the school's Musical Encounters program, giving up to 12 recitals in one year. In addition to his formal studies, Tylar has participated in masterclasses and coachings by Denise Tryon, Michele Baker, Luca Benucci, and David Krehbiel.
Tylar’s career goals are to become both a successful studio musician in his home of Los Angeles as well as help performing arts organizations transition effectively into the 21st century.
Tylar plays on a 2012 Lewis & Dürk LDx7 and a 1969 M-series Conn 8D.