The Worship Arts at Village Christian School exists to serve the school community spiritually, playing for chapels and other school events. This extracurricular program for 9th-12th graders meets outside of the school day and has opportunities for vocalists and instrumentalists such as guitar, bass, drums, piano, and more! Students develop talents and skills through individual and group settings as well as master classes, applying them in a contemporary worship setting.
With the new 2020-21 school year bringing safety adjustments because of COVID-19, we also plan to utilize home recording to piece together remote worship videos that can be shared through our virtual chapels, as well as any other opportunities the Lord sees fit to bring our way.
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR | TYLER SMITH
Tyler Smith, Percussion Director, is a freelance percussionist, educator and composer living in the Los Angeles area. He has also had the privilege of teaching percussion at Oaks Christian School, Calabasas High School, Sierra Canyon, Moorpark High School, and Lawrence Middle School. He has also started drumline programs at both Sierra Canyon and Oaks Christian School.
As a percussionist, highlights include over fifty musical theater productions in the greater Los Angeles Area, performing the “Raise the Roof” timpani concerto with The Master’s College and Azusa Pacific University, and recording under Gordon Goodwin for Disneyland Paris. In addition to writing percussion literature, he is also involved in music technology, composing, arranging, recording, editing and engraving. He holds a Bachelors of Music degree from Azusa Pacific University, and a Masters of Music degree from California State University, Northridge. He has studied under Bill Schlitt, Mark Converse, John Magnussen and the previous principal percussionist of the LA Philharmonic, Raynor Carroll. He is delighted to bring his talents and abilities to serve the Lord and his students at Village Christian.