Garrett Tyler is an established Artist, Drummer, Musical Director, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Educator. Garrett resides in Nashville, TN and has risen to the world stage with countless international performances and clinics throughout the United States, Central America, Asia, UK, and Europe. Like his soulful personality, Garrett’s musicality is equally the same. He has a fresh and creative approach to his artistry and production 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 Todd London and Chester Thompson (Genesis, Phil Collins, Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Eric Clapton). From 2012-2015 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. Recognized for his talent and love of teaching, Garrett traveled with the Blue Devils System Blue team all across the country and world giving master classes and clinics young musicians. His last tour with the Blue Devils was with the Blue Devils International Ensemble in 2015. This specific group is an internationally recognized performing ensemble that has performed at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland and continues to tour around the world demonstrating the unique & powerful sound of the Blue Devils!
Since earning his Master's, Garrett has continued to develop his role as an Artist, Drummer, Musical Director, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Educator. This work includes touring, teaching, and session\production work that feature his versatile and energetic approach to music. Garrett currently has two of his own projects: Local Sound (Integrity Music) & Pink Laundry (Virgin Records). He also is in the making of his debut solo album, which will release this year, in addition to playing for Judah and the Lion, for King & Country, Jagwar Twin & Christy Nockels. Garrett's touring/recording history includes artists such as R.LUM.R, Casting Crowns, Fleurie, J. Human, Josh Wilson, Finding Favour and more. Garrett has also appeared on shows such as Late Night with Seth Meyers and has shared the stage, opening for artists such as The 1975, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton, and lovely the band, just to name a few. In his off time from the road Garrett works full time as a session drummer and producer. Alongside his performing and recording, Garrett is active teaching lessons for his private studio.
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.