Tara is a versatile advocate of both classical and non-classical music. Classically trained, she is conscious of bringing the highest level of artistry to all that she is a part of, whether it be classical, new-classical, pop, rock, jazz, or any kind of fusion. She enjoys a versatile career performing with orchestras, theater shows, traditional and non-traditional chamber ensembles, new music groups, rock bands, singer-songwriters, and any unique projects in-between.
Tara has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, The Foo Fighters, Michael Buble, Kanye West, Josh Groban, Barry Manilow, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, Patrizio Buanne, Smokey Robinson, Diana Krall and Randy Newman.
In 2008, Tara was a winner of the My Grammy Moment Competition on YouTube, and was flown out to Los Angeles to perform with the Foo Fighters and John Paul Jones at the 2008 Grammy Awards Show.
As an educator, Tara is passionate about teaching and working with students of all ages and levels. She teaches on faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in Park Slope, Queens College Preparatory in Flushing, Suzuki on the Island in Manhasset, and the JCC Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ. Tara is a certified Suzuki teacher and received her training from Pamela Devenport through the School for Strings, as well as Tanya Carey and Barbara Wampner.
Tara is also a member of the cello duo The Whiskey Girls and is a sought-after session musician for composing, arranging and recording string parts. A board member of the Violoncello Society of NYC, Tara is working to help rebuild a historic cello society into a current and vibrant community of cellists (and cello lovers) in the NYC area!