Tilden is a transplant to Minnesota, moving here from Texas in 1996. He studied Music Education at the University of Arkansas and has played professionally for over thirty-five years, performing rock, country, jazz and classical music. He enjoys participating in local jams & open mics. Tilden teaches guitar, bass, piano and mandolin. He likes to tailor lessons to meet the individual student's goals with focus on technique, theory, performance and enjoyment.