Tal started learning the violin at the age of six years old and piano at age eight. His interest in music grew rapidly, which led him to teaching during his high school years. He taught in Rochester, MN for four years before moving to Idaho to study at Brigham Young University. Tal then moved to San Antonio with his soul mate, Alexandra, to teach and has taught privately, in addition to teaching at Alamo Heights Junior School and at Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs. He specializes in classical music and fiddling. Tal also dedicates his time to a polka band that he is in and dabbles with guitar from time to time. He also speaks Mongolian, having spent about 2 years in Mongolia!