Tyler Lienhardt

fiddle-portraitTyler has been working and volunteering in early childhood education since 2008. In 2015, he completed a two-year Americorps assignment at Portland’s East End Community School, working in the music classroom, and tutoring kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Growing up in Gorham, Maine, Tyler studied jazz at the Tony Boffa school in Westbrook. Later, he would go on to learn Appalachian Old-Time and Irish fiddle styles in New York City. In a quest to further his understanding of Irish fiddle, he spent several months in County Donegal, Ireland, studying with regional masters there.
In 2009, he co-founded the string-band Tricky Britches, which he continues to perform with to this day. In 2015, he toured Eastern Europe with roots band Tumbling Bones, as part of the cultural exchange program American Music Abroad.