Starting in his 29th year in education, Mr. Wayland teaches fourth grade band at Baker, Eisenhower and Streams elementary schools.
He graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts in Performance (trombone) and a Certificate in Education.
He has also been an active freelance musician in the Pittsburgh area. Professionally, he plays with the Carnegie Brass Quintet, a group that was started by the Music Department Head at CMU, Robert Page. The group has preformed at Carnegie Recital Hall -New York and the Kennedy Center Washington D.C. and other centers around the U.S.
He was one of the founding members of the River City Brass Band. He has also played for 20 years with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. You can hear him on several of their recordings. He has also done several recordings at the Manchester Craftsmen Guild playing in recordings for the Pittsburgh Ballet and Joe Negri. etc. He also plays with The Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet, Civic Light Opera and The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. Trombone teachers he has studied with include the late Matt Shiner, Ken Cook , the late Daniel Poupard, the late Byron McCulloh CMU-Pittsburgh Symphony. Also studied Jazz with trombonist Nelson Harrison, pianist the late Carl Arter, pianist Frank Cunimondo.
In his spare time Mr. Wayland likes to coach basketball, watch basketball and football on T.V. He likes to play tennis, table tennis and racquetball. He also likes to study and practice the trombone from Jazz to Classical music. The other instruments that he practices are drums, electric bass and the tuba.