Tamara began learning piano at the tender age of 3. Growing up, she received many awards and scholarships for her piano performances. Aspiring to be a concert pianist, she received her Associateship of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) and became a Registered Music Teacher (RMT). She has taught piano to children, adolescents, adults, and to individuals with special needs since 1998.
As Tamara developed a strong passion for teaching, she discovered the career of Music Therapy – a career where she could share her love of music and performing while being able to help individuals enhance their quality of life. She received her Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree (BMT) from the University of Windsor, and is an Accredited Music Therapist (MTA). Most recently, Tamara became a certified Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) by The Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy and is also a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Tamara’s energy, passion, dedication, and enthusiasm shines through with everyone she works with, and it is her goal for all students and clients to have an enriching and rewarding musical experience that lasts a lifetime.
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Episode 80: How We're Coping Personally & Professionally in Fall 2020
Episode 79: Reopening Our Businesses & Making School Decisions in the Time of COVID-19
Episode 78: Music Therapy, Motherhood & Business Ownership in the Time of COVID-19
Episode 77: Our Favorite Accomplishments of 2018
Episode 76: All Things Halloween!
Episode 75: Our Favorite Working Mom Hacks (Part 1)
Episode 74: How We Do Early Childhood Classes
Episode 73: Being the Boss - Hiring, Managing a Team, & Other Tough Stuff
Episode 72: Braving Back to School Season
Episode 71: On Being Innovative
Episode 70: Making Music for Ourselves
Episode 69: Confessions of a Music Therapist
Episode 67: Wearing Multiple Hats in Music Class
Episode 66: All Things Disney!
Episode 65: Our Must-Have Children’s Books for Work & Home
Episode 63: Meet the Co-Host - Jaime Lawrence
Episode 61: Prioritizing Self-Care