Many often wonder how I began piano so let me share. My neighbor is a singer and still to this day, gives singing lessons all the time. When I was little, I would run over and watch as she taught her students. Once the lesson was over, while she walked her student to the door and greeted her next one, I would jump at the piano to mimic the warm up exercises. A couple months later, she decided to let my mom know what I was doing and urged her: “Audrey, you NEED to buy a piano and start Tara on some piano lessons.” My mom was completely confused… Tara? piano…? Well my mom started saving up, putting $20 bills aside in a little envelope. In the mean time, she would keep her eyes out for piano sales and one day found a family in need of selling their piano right away. So she bought the piano that I still play on til this day. However, this piano is starting to get a LITTLE old… so maybe someday I will be able to buy a beautiful grand piano.
I have been classically trained since the age of four and a half, and as you can see, piano has been a huge part of my life. At age 16, I wrote my first composition, Cascade. I remember it as if it were yesterday… It was a late night and my parents were gone, but my brother was blasting his music in his room when I yelled across the house to show him “what I found!” which was just the intro to Cascade… but I knew this was special… it resonated in me to a degree that I would have a hard time explaining.
I can’t tell you enough how it is honestly the hugest thrill for me to be able to share with you a very special and personal part of me. I hope you will enjoy my music because it’s something I do out of pure love and passion.