and many others…
Songs by Paul Tarvydas
Level of Experience:
ON MY WAY
Blues | Country | Folk and Traditional | Rock and Pop
With others | For others
I prefer to write:
I am interested in:
Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Getting a Publishing Deal
Senior Software Architect
I live and work in Toronto. Email: email@example.com
I’ve been playing guitar for almost 50 years, with many years of RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) piano preceding that.
I love to keep learning - e.g. co-writing with others, listening to and getting critiques.
Highlights of co-writing accomplishments:
I co-wrote “Carnival” with Mikalyn Hay (13 years old), which recently won 3rd place (and a cash prize) at IISC, recently.
Our judge, Alissa Moreno (http://www.alissamorenomusic.com) scored it 99.5 out of 100 (originality 100, composition 99, melody 99, lyrics 99, phrasing 100, overall impact 100). The average score for the contest was 89.9.
Carnival is available for download on iTunes. The final mix was done in Halifax by Cory Tetford (who is currently touring with Alan Doyle (formerly Great Big Sea), opening for the Bare Naked Ladies). Carnival is also awaiting judging for several listings at TAXI.
Highlights of Songwriting Studies
April 2015 - attended Pat Pattison’s MasterClass and weekend course in Austin TX
February 2015 - Emm Gryner’s weekend class at Seneca College
Nov. 2014 - TAXI Road Rally (L.A.)
fall 2014 - Mark Zubek and Rob Wells “Get Lucky” (day of critiquing)
Fall 2014 - Pat Pattison’s MasterClass and weekend lectures (Toronto)
Spring 2014 - Pat Pattison’s MasterClass and weekend lectures (Toronto)
fall 2013 Mark Zubek and Greig Nori “Get Lucky” (day of critiquing)
early 2013, 2014, 2015 SAC Challenges, including Pattison’s Berklee coursera.org songwriting course.
Numerous (on average once a year) Pat Pattison lectures in Toronto, starting around 2000
1999-2000 Orville Heyn songwriting course, multiple semesters at Humber College
Tammy Fredericks (group singing)
Jai Josefs (Toronto)
Numerous transcriptions of Jethro Tull acoustic guitar work
Mixing With 5 Plugins, Björgvin Benediktsson
Music Production Strategies, Björgvin Benediktsson
Ableton Live, Berklee coursera.org, Erin Barra
30+ years running software and hardware consultancies (mostly small business)
Toronto Songwriters Association