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Anya
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Anya
« Perfect! Tara has a beautiful, dynamic voice and a very encouraging teaching style. I appreciated her gentle yet confident approach when providing feedback on my vocal strengths and weaknesses. Thanks Tara! »
$40/h
1st lesson is free!
Profile and diploma verified
Response Time 6h
Lessons offered by Tara
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal coach
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • For children
  • 1st year
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year
  • Advanced

University-educated musician offering fun sight-reading and theory classes for all skill levels!

Methodology

My teaching methodology is based on flexibility and input from students. I like to set clear goals when approaching a task, but I keep in mind that plans can always change as new ideas and challenges arise. I make use of visual aids a lot in my teaching; after all, a picture is worth 1000 words.

Background

My whole life has been defined by music: I started learning the piano at age 3, and singing since around then as well. I have my grade 2 theory and a lot of experience taking RCM exams. I have a lot of cultural knowledge of music as well, which I feel is just as important as technique. I am a graduate of the University of Toronto, where I minored in music and culture to complement my studies. Recently I've been focused on music composition and production, and have been writing and releasing my own songs.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 40/h

Details

I charge $40 for a 45-minute lesson; for longer or shorter, rates are negotiable.

Lessons offered by Tara
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal coach
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • For children
  • 1st year
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year
  • Advanced

Tara's Resume

Tara Smylie
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Experience

Music, Math and English Teacher – Toronto, ON (2016 - Present)
TutorBright, TS Tutoring

Admin Assistant (2019 - 2020)
Canadian Winds Journal (educational resource)

Editor – style, grammar & formatting (2019 - 2020)
RBC Consultants

Publicity Manager and Social Coordinator – University of Toronto (2018 - 2020)
Hart House Jazz Choir

Event Host (2019)
KRM Children’s Entertainment

Dramatic Entertainer at Casa Loma (2018, 2019)
Liberty Entertainment

Performer/Singer – Toronto, ON (2018, 2019)
The McGregor Carolers

Piano Teacher – Toronto, ON (2016 - 2017)
Red House Music Academy

Banquet Server (2016 - 2020)
The Old Mill Toronto

Content Writer (2015)
Daily Health Post

Interdisciplinary Arts Award – Music and Theatre (2014)

Education/Skills

BSc in Mental Health Studies with a minor in Music and Culture (2020)
University of Toronto

Music Production (Logic Pro X, or other DAWs as needed) (2020)

First Aid/CPR Training (2020)

Introduction to Clown (dramatic arts course) (2017)

Grade 8 Piano and Grade 6 Voice with RCM (2010, 2012)

The 7 reviews on Tara
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Anya

Perfect! Tara has a beautiful, dynamic voice and a very encouraging teaching style. I appreciated her gentle yet confident approach when providing feedback on my vocal strengths and weaknesses. Thanks Tara!

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Craig

Perfect! It was a introductory lesson and Tara is a great teacher. I’ve already booked a second lesson for this week.

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Mona

Perfect! Really good and super friendly teacher

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Steven

Perfect! Tara is excellent, knowledgeable, fun, and friendly!

3 recommendations

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Jackson

Tara is a fantastic tutor!! She helped me with calculus and trig and made them really easy to understand. The lessons are also really engaging, she can make any subject interesting!

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Brad

Tara's firm foundation in theory, diverse range of musical experiences, and sensitive listening to her students combine to make her an excellent teacher. If you want to learn and to love making music while you do, Tara is a fantastic tutor.

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Gabrielle

Tara is not just whip-smart, but extremely creative. She is able to figure out where each person's roadblocks lie and tailor her teaching style accordingly. Tara will leave her mark on you not only as a student but as a person. You'll also have fun interacting with her. I recommend her highly.

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