How Tara started...
At the age of 4, Tara would run over to her neighbor's house and watch as she gave singing lessons. Once the lesson was over, while she walked her student to the door and greeted her next one, she would jump at the piano to mimic the warm up exercises. A couple months later, her neighbor informed Tara's mom, "Audrey, you NEED to buy a piano and start piano lessons for Tara." Her mom was completely confused, but nonetheless, started saving up, putting $20 bills aside in a little envelope. She kept her eyes out for piano sales and one day found a family in need of selling their piano right away. She bought it and Tara has never stopped til this day.
Tara has been classically trained since the age of four and a half. In 2000, she studied in France with a professor from the Conservatory of Fontainbleau. Upon her return to San Francisco, she studied under a teacher affiliated with the Conservatory of Music of San Francisco. This teacher urged her to audition for the preparatory division of the Conservatory. Tara was accepted and studied for two years under the wing of Sima Kouyoumdjian.
In 2010, Tara graduated from Chapman University with a B.M in Music Therapy. She completed her interternship at Music To Grow on in Sacramento, working with children with disabilities.
Tara has released three albums thus far. Her first, "Cascade" in 2009,, her second, "Petites inspirations" in 2010, and her third, "My Love For You," in 2011. All three albums are available on Pandora and iTunes!
Tara has been working on her 4th album since 2010. This album, "Unchained" is very different from her first three, incorporating 17 other orchestral instruments (i.e. violin, cello, double bass, french horn, harp, flute, clarinet... and the list goes on). She has written and arranged all the parts. This album is currently in the works. If you would like to be a sponsor/supporter, click here.
Tara is a private piano instructor in Marin and has opened her own school, Cascade Melody School of Music.