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After a childhood spent as a classical ballerina followed by a 15-year career in musical theater, no one was more surprised than Tara when John Zipperer invited her to join his folk/rock band, John Zipperer & Friends. After many confused stares and a great deal of encouragement, Tara dove in and has been delighted by the expanding musical horizons the band experience has brought. She has shared the stage with some of the best in the Los Angeles Folk/Americana community including Gary Stockdale, Kevin Fisher,Tom Cobett, Dave Morrison, Tracy Newman, Lauren Adams, Nick Kirgo, Debra Davis, Mark “Pocket” Goldberg, J.C. Hyke, John M., Severin Browne and, much to her delight, her college roommate, the lovely, multi-talented Jill Freeman.
Tara has studied voice with Gerald White (Avatar, Glee, XMen), Dan Callaway (Linda Eder, Phantom Nat'l Tour), Ross Kalling (ANMT), Dr. Dean Verhines (Metropolitan Opera) and Amelia Haas (Original Broadway companies of "Hello Dolly", "li'l Abner", "Bye Bye Birdie"). Her voice can also be heard as a backup vocalist on the track "Here By Me" written and performed by lead singer John Zipperer on the Acoustic Guitar Forum 4 Compilation CD, “Back Into the Future” by Gerri Perlinski and on just about every track of John Zipperer's recently released CD, "Full Circle", which has reached #1 on the Roots Music Report Country Album Chart!