Tara Shupe was born into a musical family, starting on mandolin at age 4. She learned fiddle and guitar soon after and began teaching in her teens. Her youth bluegrass band toured the world, played major U.S. festivals and recorded three albums. She has also performed in many rock, Celtic and folk bands, currently heads up her own band Tara Shupe and the Ponies, offering a blend of Bluegrass and Americana, and performs solo throughout Utah. Her first solo Indie-Americana album was released last April and she will release new music with her band this fall. She teaches individuals and groups fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and uke in Salt Lake City.
Tara's students say:
“Tara is easy to learn from and to communicate with. She is encouraging. She keeps me making progress on my skills and inspired to take my learning to the next level.”
“Not only is she great with kids and beginners, but is extremely qualified to work with intermediate and advanced students as well.”
“My kids really enjoyed having Tara as their teacher. We love Tara.”
“Aside from her accomplished playing skills she's been easy and fun to learn from, knows her stuff and is encouraging and patient. Teaching music is clearly in her blood.”