Tyler Handyside

chochbein_0309_november-13-2016Tyler started playing the saxophone at the age of 9.  His love for the instrument and for music in general blossomed in high school where he was exposed to new playing experiences and increased interest in new music.  Tyler has studied with well-known saxophone teachers in the Pittsburgh area, and currently studies music at Duquesne University.  His love of the instrument naturally grew from the study of jazz icons such as Charlie Parker, Hank Mobley, and Joe Henderson, but Tyler loves playing any style of music, from jazz settings to alternative rock to intimate acoustic environments.