Born in Ithaca, New York with Cornell University as his childhood playground, Cuyler became a musical omnivore due to all the concerts at the campus. Studies in Architecture at Cornell University were followed by Apprenticeship with futurist architect Paolo Soleri in Arizona. Today, enjoying a career in both architecture and music, Cuyler serves as a design consultant for museums throughout BC. He also works as Exhibitions Manager for the Okanagan Heritage Museum in Kelowna.
Early Music became a personal passion while attending the UBC School of Music in the early 1960s. In 1969 he was Founding Secretary for the Vancouver Society for Early Music. Cuyler has played bassoon and contrabassoon with many BC orchestras and chamber ensembles, and loves opportunities to bring Early Baroque music to life. He especially enjoys the access live music offers to experiencing something of past eras and perhaps the mindsets of the historic composers, performers and listeners.