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Tyler Walton


Tyler Walton

Associate Faculty, Music

Applied Music Instruction, Drums

Norco College School of Visual & Performing Arts

Tyler Walton is a professional drummer and percussionist with many years of experience teaching, performing live, and recording in the studio. Tyler holds Associate of Arts degrees in music from Fullerton College and Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.

In 2012, Tyler completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Orchestral Percussion Performance at California State University, Fullerton. Tyler's professional credits in the symphonic genre include performances with the Pacific Chorale’s John Alexander Singers, the Rio Hondo Symphony, the Nouveau Chamber Ballet, the Long Beach Camerata Singers, the Pacific Brass Ensemble, and a tour of Portugal with the CSUF Wind Symphony in 2011.

In 2016, Tyler completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Tyler has given Percussion Methods seminars at CSUF, and he has taught Drumset Methods classes at Fullerton College.

Some of Tyler’s more noteworthy performances include gigs with Grammy Award-winning jazz piano player Bill Cunliffe, legendary blues guitarist Kid Ramos, and iconic rockabilly guitarist Paul Pigat. Tyler has studied with world-class drummers such as Peter Erskine, Bernie Dresel, Kenny Aronoff, and Chad Wackerman. Tyler currently teaches at Norco College, Orange County School of the Arts, and Irvine Valley College.

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