Tara Smith

Tara S.

Bryn Athyn, PA
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Lesson Details

Cello

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player I can help you reach your goals for playing the cello. I can help you get started on the cello or prepare for your next audition. I teach the classical track and enjoy teaching popular music as well. My students stay with me because I have a gentle approach to pushing them to fulfill their potential as a musician.
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About

Tara passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Tara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1998

I graduated from Temple University in 2000 with a degree in music education with a concentration in cello and music technology.

I have taught cello and music theory privately for 20 years with great success. I have taught all different ages and levels of students. I have a studio in my home and I also travel to you if necessary. I am classically trained but I enjoy teaching contemporary music regularly to my students. I have the ability to arrange music from any genre for any instrument.

I am enthusiastic about the process of learning the cello and music theory. I love catering the journey to the needs of each individual student. I strive to figure out a student's true goals for music and help them obtain those goals.

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Experience

String Teacher
Sep 2012 - Present
Bryn Athyn Church School

Teaching string lessons and orchestra to students 1st - 8th grades

String Teacher
Sep 2002 - Jun 2004
Performing Arts Charter School

Taught string lessons to students K-8 and orchestra to grades 5-8.

Education

Music Education and Technology
Sep 1995 - May 2000
Temple University

4 Reviews

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Sig Mar 15, 2018
· In studio

Tara is very knowledgeable and patient. She guides me though my lessons do that I learn and feel good about my progress.

Marguerite Mar 12, 2018
Cello · In studio

Tara is one of those teachers who is not only personally super talented in her own musical career, but also knows how to engage and inspire her students. My daughter learned so much from her and loved her as a teacher!!

Holly Mar 12, 2018
Cello · In studio

my daughter took violin lessons with Tara for her final 2 years of elementary school, and also took cello lessons with her for about a year, and Tara did a great job holding my daughter to a high but manageable standard -my daughter really enjoyed her as a teacher!

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Erin Mar 2, 2018
Cello · In home

Tara is a gifted teacher who manages to keep lessons engaging and is responsive to student interests and questions while supporting strong basics in music theory, cello and posture awareness. She has also taught introductory ‘music play’ to my younger children and excels at that too. She is great!!!

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