Lester K. Hartling
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Lester K. Hartling

Dartmouth, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 1991 | SELF

Dartmouth, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 1991
Solo Pop Instrumental


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"Look what judges at Mike Pinder's Songwars Songwriting Competition are saying about the songs…"

YOUR SWEETEST WORDS - “Very Cool!! Really liked it a lot. Loved the music groove and feel of the song. Good instrumental performances (nice synth work). Like the lyric ideas, good descriptiveness and thematic continuity throughout the song. Strong chorus…. Very nice work in the bridge.” (January, 2011. Competition 2010)

DREAMS DON’T ALWAYS HAPPEN - “Great Piano Work!!!! ….The melody and instrument performances are excellent on this song and are very catchy. With a little work, this song could be a real winner!!!” (January, 2011. Competition 2010) -

"Look what judges at the Great American Song Contest are saying about the songs…"

IF ONLY - “Keep at it you clearly have talent!” (April, 2013. 14th Annual Great American Song Contest)

MAKING NEW MEMORIES WITH YOU - “…nicely personifies the essence of the romantic theme!” (April, 2013. 14th Annual Contest)

IF ONLY (instr. ver.) - “…appreciate the warm emotional energy of this one. This shows some wonderful talent.” (April, 2012. 13th Annual Contest)

SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS - “There are some wonderful textures throughout this composition. The layering and builds flow nicely and keep the listeners attention…” (April, 2011. 12th Annual Contest)

YOUR SWEETEST WORDS (instr. ver.) - “I applaud the melodramatic vibe of this soundtrack (well done). The builds & melodic flow are all very effective.” (April, 2011. 12th Annual Contest) -


Still working on that hot first release.



Lester Hartling is a Canadian east-coast composer of original, melodic songs and musical soundtracks. His songs are best described as an eclectic brew of pop, light rock, easy listening and adult contemporary, exploring such universal themes as love, joy, disappointment, hurt and simple pleasures. Life is a journey of steps and stumbles, highs and lows... all inspiration for musical stories. Hartling sees himself as a developing songwriter committed to improving his craft, while creating fresh and original songs that may resonate with an appreciative listener.

To hear what music professionals are saying about his songs, check out some quotes under the tab heading "Press".

In 2013, If Only was used as the instrumental soundtrack in a product promotional video for Leathersmith Designs Ltd. of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The company is a manufacturer of quality custom leather products sold throughout Canada and United States. To view the video, please go to the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWSrUFyFUVg

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