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Tamara Parker

As a trumpet and piano instructor, Tamara has been teaching in the Asheville area for more than 17 years and also has taught band camps for Hendersonville Middle School, and All-district clinics for Henderson County, and Invest Collegiate Imagine. She loves preparing her students for auditions and while most of her students make All-County, and All-District Band, she has had several trumpet students make the North Carolina All-State Band.

Tamara began composing for piano at age 9 after receiving only 4 years of instruction, then later established herself as a more-than-adequate guitar player, bassist, and drummer, while still finding time to master the trumpet and discover the musical potential of her own vocal cords. Tamara chose to pursue a Music Industry major at Appalachian State University. Her studies at App developed her unique ear for production and an appreciation of heavily cinematic music; an influence which is prevalent in her own vocal and instrumental compositions, as well as her contributions to projects ranging across the genres of pop, classical, jazz, blues, rock, worship, and stage musicals. Tamara is also an accomplished artist whose work is the foundational d├ęcor of her home in Asheville, and also adorns her 10til10 music albums.