This week we are highlighting the accomplishments of young musicians from around the world. Tyler Simmons is a 17-year-old student from Toronto, Canada who attends a school for the performing arts. He is a very gifted singer, guitarist, and songwriter who uses his talents to help others.
At the age of 14, he wrote his first song called “When You Are Gone.” Tyler performed the song at Jake’s Jam, a charity fundraiser to benefit children with neurodegenerative diseases. Tyler has continued to write songs and was recently a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. You can hear his song I’m Already Falling by here:
Tyler recently traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to make his debut at the Bluebird Café which is a venue for rising stars and young talent. Tyler spent the week attending music festivals and working on his songwriting. In 2016, he was awarded a scholarship to attend a 6-week music program at Berklee College of Music. Tyler is also an actor and you can see him in season 1 of Disney Backstage.