Kyler St. Phard is a 22 year old singer/songwriter whose music shows genuine emotion and encourages audiences to speak up about what they feel.
As an artist, Kyler offers a platform to speak about mental illness and suicide prevention. She inspires hope and a will to live. Her music has unique and poetic lyrics that can be both calming and thought provoking.
Kyler is a dynamic singer/songwriter who can cover all genres of music, but mainly straddles between indie-pop and singer-songwriter. She has the ability to take a classic and make it her own. With a voice exclusively recognizable to her, Kyler St. Phard has the potential to be the next voice of a generation.
Kyler St. Phard grew up in New Jersey with her mom, dad and older brother, Coby. She Was heavily involved in sports and was an over-achieving student. Despite all of that, she felt out of place and longed to do something different than what was expected of her. Since she was young, she dreamed of being a pop star. Though music was always her biggest love, Kyler didn't realize the power it could have until she started struggling. While battling mental illness, Kyler took to music and writing to keep her afloat.
In 2016 not long after she started high school, her brother took his own life. It was then that Kyler began to realize the difference her music could make. Her whole family decided to dedicate their lives to providing mental health education and awareness. Kyler fights the stigma against mental illness daily, by freely sharing her feelings and struggles. Her music has a special way of connecting with those who feel lost. She hopes to help as many people as she possibly can with her story and her music.
The St. Phard family has an organization in memory of Coby called the BeTheLi9ht Foundation. As described by his friends and classmates, Coby was a light to those around him during his short time on earth. The foundation serves both the purposes of spreading mental health awareness and education, and encouraging people to be lights to the world.
You can learn more about the organization below.