Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Vocal Music Education IB MYP Performing Arts Certificate National Board Candidate

Mr. Tyler Tvrdy

My name is Tyler Tvrdy and I am very excited to be back for a fourth year at Norterra Canyon! This year, I will be teaching grades K-3 General Music, 5th grade Choir and 6-8 IB MYP Choir.

I am originally from Missouri. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Vocal Music Education. I taught pre-k for a year in Missouri before moving abroad to the Kingdom of Bahrain where I taught middle school music at an international school for five years. In 2020, I moved across the world to another desert here in Phoenix. In my spare time I enjoy traveling (30+ countries and still counting), hiking, cooking, and playing piano and ukulele, and I am always singing! I still enjoy performing as part of the Phoenix College Community Choir.

It is my mission as a Music Educator to create a positive learning environment in which the safety, academic needs, and growth of my students are my top priorities. Using the Elements of Music and Performance, I will teach a curriculum that gives my students the opportunities they need to develop as musicians and a community. I encourage my students to see themselves as life-long learners. We will explore performance, aesthetics, history, and music appreciation. We will take creative risks and celebrate diversity. I intend to provide my students a safe place to reach their fullest potential through a comprehensive music program.