Tyrone’s Music Resume

Online Resume



Marine Corps GW1 Veteran, Father, Author

 Drum instructor, session player, live performer, recording engineer, and multi-instrumental

Memberships: BMI, Atlanta Chapter Grammy Recording Academy

Endorsements: Bootleg Drums, Soultone Cymbals



  1. Atlanta Institute of Music 2010-2011          Duluth, GA
    • Drum Program certificate (Achievement scholarship recipient)
  2. Liberty Theological Seminary 2008-2010          Lynchburg, VA
    • Master of Arts in Religion with focus in biblical counseling
    • Master of Divinity with focus in theological studies
  3. Beacon University 2005-2008          Columbus, GA
    • BA in Biblical studies (magna cum laud)
  1. Marine Corps Comm. School 1989                 29 Palms, CA
  2. Forsyth County High School 1986-1987          Cumming, GA
  3. Palatka High School 1984-1986          Palatka, FL


Received personal instruction by:

  • Dave Weckl – January, 2011
  • Tom Knight – 2010-2011
  • Creig Harber – 2010-2011
  • Eric Sanders – 2011


Music Performance and Experience

  • Performances and affiliations
    • 2000-2002: Siren, Austin, TX (performed at NxNG)
    • 2002-2003: Pivot, Austin, TX
    • 2005-2006: Love of Christ, recordings for album: Dying Embers, FL
    • 2005-2006: Cypress Meadows Church in Tarpon Springs, FL
    • 2006-2008: Generations Christian Church in Trinity, FL
    • 2008-2009: Christ Community Church in Columbus, GA
    • 2010-2011: 12Stone Church in Dacula, GA
    • 2010-2011: Mt. Bethel UMC in Marietta, GA
    • 2011-2013: The Bridge Church, Lawrenceville, GA
    • My Projects:
      • 2012-present: Karizma Katz (Jazz trio) – Founder
      • 2012-2013: Æon Blue (Tool Tribute band) – Founder
      • 2014-present: Vicious Cycle (rock) – Founder
      • 2015-present: Red Star Alliance (Rush Tribute) – Founder
    • 2012-2013: Jamie Campbell Band (rock/blues)
    • 2012 (once Fill-in): Outpost Opry (Country band) in Dallas, GA
    • 2013-2014: Ivy Creek Church, Lawrenceville, GA
    • 2013-2013: Kelly Ballard (country)
    • 2013-present (as Fill-in): JC Bridwell (country)
    • 2013 (once Fill-in): Jason Coley Band (country)
    • 2013-present (as Fill-in): Lefty Williams
    • 2013 (3x Fill-in): Caylee Ann (country)
    • 2013 (once Fill-in): Moby Dick (rock)
    • 2014 (short tour): Faith Jackson (country)
    • 2014-present (as Fill-in): Georgia Red Clay (country)
    • 2014-present (once Fill-in): Beggars Farm Reunion
    • 2014: Steve Bryson (country)
    • 2014-2015: Reluctant Saints (Southern Rock)
    • 2015: Black Wolf Moon (Rock)
    • 2015-present (as Fill-in): Samantha Stroh (Country)
    • 2015-present (as Fill-in): Drop Tailgate Party Band (Country)
    • 2015-present (as Fill-in): Pickup Line (Country)
    • 2015-present (as Fill-in): Tangents Band (Country)
    • 2015 (once Fill-in): Year of the Locust (Rock)
    • 2015-present: The Fugitives (surf rock)
    • 2015-present: Dave and the Busters (rock)


  • Other instruments: Bass, classical guitar, piano, mandolin
  • Orchestral experience: quintuplets, marching snare, timpani, Xylophone, Orchestral Bells, Gong, Timbales, Glockenspiel, wind chimes, Chinese Bell Tree
  • Drumming Styles: Jazz fusion (Latin, rock), be-bop Jazz; Blues, Ballad, Rock, Latin, Second-line, Metal;
  • Technical and mixing experience:
    • Recorded and mixed two albums using Nuendo 4 and Logic Pro 9 DAW; Presonus


Teaching Experience

  • May 2015 – Present: drum instructor at Music & Arts, Johns Creek, GA
  • October 2012 – May 2015: drum instructor at the Instrumental Music Academy, Roswell, GA
  • Fill-in: instructor at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, Duluth, GA
  • 2011-2012: in-home drum instructor for Metro Music Makers, ATL metro, GA
  • Non-affiliated drum instructor:
    • 2012 – Current: Gwinnett County area, GA
    • Austin, TX area: 1999-2002
    • Tampa, FL area: 2006-2008



  • Tom Knight: Drummer, instructor at AIMM, owner of Knighttyme studios
  • Butch Buckner: Drummer, instructor at AIMM
  • Vitali Tkachenka: Guitarist, instructor at AIMM, Author
  • Matt Higginbotham: Drummer, co-owner of Bootleg Drums
  • Chris Reeves: Producer, musician
  • Kimberly James: Owner of CBM records
  • David Brown: Bassist, Keyboardist, guitarist, singer
  • Jacob Brown: Guitarist, instructor at AIMM
  • Omar Francis: Bass player



  • Endorsing Bootleg (custom) Drums: 22×20 kick, 8,10,12,14,16 toms
  • Endorsing Soultone cymbals: 6,8,11 splash; 17,19 crash; 19 china; 22 ride




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Tyrone is a fantastic percussionist. His timing and touch are impeccable. He is the consummate perfectionist when it comes to preparation for shows and is always on time, on point, and on cue.
I look forward to the future and more great things to come, and I look forward to having Tyrone Steele continuing to be an important piece of my band

– J.C. Bridwell
JC Bridwell band

Tyrone is one of the most organized and professional drummers I know. He shows up on time and is always prepared. Whether you need someone to rock like a lion or play as quiet as a mouse, Tyrone is your man!
– Charles Mishalany
Atlanta Bassist

It’s not easy to find a responsible musician who is also easy to work with and can handle anything you throw at him. But that is what you get with Tyrone. He is always professional and on time to any gig. And on top of all that, he is a great drummer. I would work with him any chance I can.
– Brandon Crocker
Independent musician, photographer.

It’s always a pleasure working with Tyrone. As a highly skilled craftsman, Tyrone’s well prepared, technically sound, and able to cross different genres of music. I never worry when he’s on the kit.
– Rev. Kellett V. Thomas
Associate Pastor, Ivy Creek Church

Over the last few months, I have worked in several projects with Tyrone Steele. He is an excellent drummer and his punctilious attention to detail and work ethic make him a competitive candidate for any band.
– John-Mark Burton