Tamara Smith

Tamara S.

Tucson, AZ
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Tamara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 10+

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I am an Arizona native. I have my Master's in Bassoon Performance from the University of Arizona and have taught and performed extensively in China. I have studied in both the American style of playing in university and German via my ongoing studies in China. I have experience in chamber music and orchestral performance with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Baroque Chamber Orchestra, the Suzhou Symphony, the Anemoi Wind Trio and the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.

I have maintained a private studio for 8 years abroad and was a peripatetic music teacher with three international British schools in Shanghai for 4 years. My ABRSM students received Merit marks and above in their playing tests.

As a teacher I strive to impart a lasting love of music and an excellent foundation in music theory. I encourage students to push their boundaries and think outside the box to solve technique problems.

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Woodwind Tutor
Oct 2016 - Apr 2018
Harrow International, Shanghai

Principal Bassoon
May 2014 - Apr 2018
Shanghai International Choral League Orchestra

Dec 2013 - Apr 2018
Anemoi Trio

Wind Chamber Trio

Bassoonist (substitute player)
Feb 2018 - Feb 2018
Suzhou Symphony

February 13th, 2018 performance

Second Bassoon (substitute)
Feb 2018 - Feb 2018
Shanghai Opera Orchestra

February 12th, 2018 performance

Principal Bassoon
Feb 2013 - Dec 2017
Shanghai Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Woodwind Tutor
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Wellington College International, Shanghai

Bassoon Soloist
Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
Shanghai Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Mozart Bassoon Concerto in Bb Major, K.191
Shanghai Baroque Chamber Orchestra in the Shanghai Concert Hall
October 16th, 2016

Woodwind Tutor
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
YK Pao Primary School, Shanghai

Second Bassoon (substitute)
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble

October 30th and November 21st, 2015 performances

Oct 2013 - Mar 2015
Motif Music Wind Quintet


Masters Bassoon Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2008
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Arts Bassoon Performance
Aug 2002 - May 2006
Northern Arizona University


Limited Proficiency

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Mozart Concerto K.191 in Bb major with the Shanghai Baroque Chamber Orchestra


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