Tyson is a Celtic & Jazz pianist, accompanist, and piano teacher based in Ottawa, Ontario.
Tyson currently performs an eclectic mix of musical styles including Celtic, popular, classical, and jazz. He complements his solo and group performances by teaching workshops and private lessons with a focus on Cape Breton piano accompaniment. Audiences, musicians, and students are drawn to his vibrant piano performances, engaging personality, and professionalism.
He studied classical and popular music in Ottawa, where he grew up. In recent years, he has lived and breathed Celtic music in the heart of Cape Breton where he has become a popular piano accompanist among fiddlers. He has also recently explored the world of jazz music and is currently studying jazz and Celtic piano in Ottawa.
His performances range from high-energy stage productions to intimate musical gatherings. He has played for international festivals, musical theatre, and cruise ships as well as square dances, ceilidhs, and many community events.
Tyson’s passion for music has inspired him to create a fulfilling life of musical adventures!
- Tønder Festival — Tønder, Denmark — 2016
- Celtic Colours International Festival – Nova Scotia – 2013, 2015, 2016
- East Coast Music Awards – Nova Scotia – 2016
- Nova Scotia Music Week – Nova Scotia – 2015, 2016
- KitchenFest! – Nova Scotia – 2015, 2016
- Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College Summer School – Nova Scotia – 2016
- PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls – Prince Edward Island – 2016
- Ontario Festival of Small Halls – Ontario – 2016
- Tim Horton’s Brier – Ottawa, Ontario – 2016
- Folk in the Schools – Ottawa, Ontario – 2016
- Holland America Cruises – Atlantic Provinces, Canada – 2013, 2014, 2015