Tyrone Chase

Assistant Chair
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Tyrone Chase is a guitarist, producer, and educator who hails from Washington, D.C. He graduated from the renowned Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and continued his studies at Berklee College of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music in music production and engineering.

Chase uses his musical gifts to change and elevate the dynamic of whatever musical situation he is in. He has been blessed to perform and/or record with such artists as Brian McKnight; Walter Beasley; Sheila E.; Earth, Wind & Fire; Ollie Woodson; and many others.

Career Highlights
  • Worked with Brian McKnight, Walter Beasley, Christian McBride, Shelia E., and Ollie Woodson
  • Recordings include Earth, Wind & Fire's To You in Illumination, Brian McKnight's GeminiI'll Be Home for Christmas; Walter Beasley's Won't You Let Me Love You; Rendezvous; For Your Pleasure; Randy Jackson's Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1; and Jordan Knight's I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
  • School Name
    Berklee College of Music
    State or Province
    Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
    Field of Study
    Music Production and Engineering
    Date Degree Received
In Their Own Words

"I want my students to come away [from my classes] with how to function as a professional musician in a group setting: ways to problem solve, and different approaches to performing and contributing to whatever musical situation they are put in."

"Professionally, I've toured, performed, and recorded with a wide variety of artists in a wide variety of musical settings (live performances, recording sessions, music director for artists, and musical theater). Therefore I can teach, give advice, and speak on various musical situations."