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.
Growing up, he studied classical and popular music in Ottawa. For 8 years he lived and breathed Celtic music in the heart of Cape Breton where he became a popular piano accompanist among fiddlers. He recently returned to Carleton University and received a music degree focusing on Celtic and jazz piano.
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!
- 2018 National Arts Centre – Ontario
- 2018 Marvest at CityFolk – Ontario
- 2018 Ottawa Jazz Festival – Ontario
- 2017 Ottawa Bluesfest – Ontario
- 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013 Celtic Colours International Festival – Nova Scotia NS
- 2017, 2016, 2015 KitchenFest! – Nova Scotia
- 2017, 2016 Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College Summer School – Nova Scotia
- 2017, 2016 Folk in the Schools – Ontario
- 2016, 2015 Nova Scotia Music Week – Nova Scotia
- 2016 Tønder Festival — Tønder, Denmark
- 2016 Acadia Trad Festival – Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
- 2016 GottaGetGon Folk Festival – Ballston Spa, New York, USA
- 2016 East Coast Music Awards – Nova Scotia
- 2016 PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls – Prince Edward Island
- 2016 Ontario Festival of Small Halls – Ontario
- 2016 Tim Horton’s Brier – Ontario
- 2015, 2014, 2013 Holland America Cruises – Atlantic Provinces, Canada
- 2014 American Folk Festival – Bangor, Maine, USA