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Piano and Voice Lessons
For Kids & Adults
Call or Text 612-505-5804 to Schedule
Adult Piano Lessons
No Experience Necessary
Piano Lessons for Children
Kindergarten - 12th Graders
Children & Adults
Theory & Composition
Private or Small Group
From Parents and Colleagues:
"Words cannot express our appreciation of your: musicality, wisdom, keen insight, attention to details, professionalism, enthusiasm and genuine interest in each student's skill development."
"Tara is a person who sees potential in people and helps them achieve goals at a high level."
"Truly you have helped shape [our children's] characters and their talents in wonderful ways."
"He really enjoys playing . . . Thank you for teaching him and encouraging him!"
"Tara was always kind, but firm, in her standards and expectations."
"Tara has an amazing talent for working with students of a variety of ages and skill levels."
"You have helped me improve and given me opportunities, too."
"I am a better musician and person for knowing you."
"I cannot over-state the impact you (and the music you've shared with me) have had on my life."
"You've pushed me to my full potential when it comes to music."
"Thank you for being my teacher, you were so patient with me."
"On [lesson day] I always had something to look forward to . . . You taught me so well."
Providing piano and voice lessons to students of all ages in Minnetonka, Hopkins and surrounding communities.
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I have a bachelor's degree in music education from Wartburg College and received certification in the Kodaly Method from the University of St. Thomas. After teaching music in the public school systems for six years, I realized what I love most about teaching is working with students individually to reach their potential and goals as musicians. This inspired me to open a private piano and voice lesson studio. Before moving to Minnetonka, I spent three years as an adjunct piano and voice teacher and choir accompanist at Ridgewater College. I am a member of Music Teacher's National Association, Minnesota Music Teacher's Association and The Royal Conservatory of Music. I am also a member of the professional choir, Women of Song, as well as their current President and past Vice President. I have also been a contest judge for the National Federation of Music Clubs. I enjoy composing and have been commissioned to write several children's musicals.
My Teaching Style
I believe students should have a strong foundation of the fundamentals of music. It's important to play the music you love, but it's also valuable to introduce students to new styles of music--who knows, today's new music could be tomorrow's favorite! When setting goals for my students, I believe it's helpful to listen to my students' goals for themselves, whether it's preparing for a competition or audition, learning a favorite song or overcoming performance anxiety. Practice is key to success, and I want to make sure students understand how to practice effectively - quality over quantity. Let's cultivate a love of music making and appreciation for music that will last a lifetime!
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