Tara McClellan

Tara M.

Indianapolis, IN

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Tara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello! I'm Tara and I am so excited to be teaching violin, viola, cello, and upright bass privately! My favorite part of teaching one-on-one or in small groups is being able to see concept really click with students and finding new ways to teach and reinforce skills.

I graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music Education. I have taught as a general music teacher for the last two and a half years in Arizona and in the Indianapolis Public School system.


General Music Teacher
Jul 2017 - Dec 2017
Indianapolis Public School

I taught general music to preschool to 6th grade students twice weekly. Lessons included singing, instruments, movement, and music theory. My favorite part of my days were teaching violin to each 3rd grade students and preparing for performances.

Strings and General Music Teacher
Jul 2015 - May 2017
Washington Elementary School District, Phoenix, AZ

I taught 4th-6th grade strings and choir as well as kindergarten-3rd grade general music. The string orchestra focused on beginning technique and basic music theory as well as performance. Students were motivated and many beginning students attended the weekly after school practice club. General music classes consisted of singing, movement, basic music theory, and performance preparation.

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Assistant Violin Instructor
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington, IN

I assisted the lead teacher in adjusting violin position and intonation of beginning violin students ranging from 2nd-4th grade. I also led warm-up activities and was a substitute for the primary teacher

Assistant Violin Instructor
Jan 2011 - May 2011
Fairview Violin Project at Fairview Elementary, Indiana University

I assisted the lead teacher in adjusting violin position and intonation of 1st and 3rd grade students


Bachelor of Music Education
May 2010 - Jun 2014
Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Instrumental and General Music Renewal
Oct 2016
Indiana Department of Education

Reciprocal Arts Education, PreK-12 Music
Aug 2015
Arizona Department of Education

Photos & Videos

This is an example of a 4th-6th grade string orchestra I rehearsed and directed in Arizona in 2017
This is the first concert of a beginning 4th grade string orchestra I taught in Arizona in 2017.
3rd Grade violin students


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