Photo of Tyler Bridge, who is smiling, wearing a red kilt and grey jacket, holding a trophy and set of bagpipes.

An accomplished bagpiper and guitarist, Tyler is a graduate of the University of Guelph Music Program where his area of concentration was Jazz guitar. He has been a member of the JamSchool team since 2007 and is currently the Events and Administration Manager at the school.

Tyler spent his teens and early 20s playing guitar in various rock and metal bands as well as pursuing his degree in music. In 2013 he took on the role of Pipe Major with the Guelph Pipe Band and began to pursue more serious competitive piping both with the band and as a soloist.

In 2014 Tyler made his competitive solo piping debut under the tutelage of the late Ed Neigh. In 2014 and 2015 he placed 1st overall in Ontario for Senior Amateur Piobaireachd and grade 1 light music, earning invitations to the prestigious Nicol Brown and George Sherriff competitions. In 2016, Tyler entered the professional competition circuit in Ontario and has continued to work his way into the prize lists. His competitive successes include 2nd place in the Piobaireachd Society of Canada Gold Medal contest in 2018, overall Champion Supreme title in the B grade Piobaireachd in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2022, Toronto Pipers Society Knockout Contest winner in 2023, 3rd place in the MSR at the 2023 Livingstone Invitational contest, Professional Piper of the Day at the 2022/2023 Embro Highland Games and Fergus Highland Games as well as featuring regularly in the prize lists at many of the competitions throughout Ontario. Tyler attributes much of his recent success to the guidance he receives from Bob Worrall who he began seeing for light music and piobaireachd tuition in 2020.

Tyler started teaching bagpipes in 2007 and since then, many of his students have gone on to achieve competitive success at the top amateur levels in Ontario. Several of them have progressed to join the Guelph Pipe Band and have won multiple Ontario and North American Championship titles with the band.

Outside of competitive piping, Tyler plays border pipes and guitar with several Ceilidh bands. He is also a videographer and audio engineer and creates, edits, and produces much of the social media and advertising content for both JamSchool and the Guelph Pipe Band.