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Carol Tarr

Carol  Tarr

  • Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 426
  • 303-871-6977


Cello Pedagogy


  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, University of Southern California
  • Master of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas Registered Teacher Trainer
  • Nationally certified teacher of music, American Music Teachers' Association


Making it possible for young people to learn, play, and enjoy music is her passion!!


Carol Tarr is an active teacher and performer in the United States. Currently, she is an adjunct professor of Cello Pedagogy at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music. She maintains a busy studio in her home in Lakewood, Colorado. She also teaches students at Beth Eden Baptist School, Lakewood.

Several of her former students are teaching in notable institutions: Cleveland Institute of Music, Music Institute of Chicago, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio; Converse College, South Carolina.  Two of her students now have careers as professional concert cellists: Alisha Weilerstein, and Julie Albers. Both are under management and perform regularly with major orchestras throughout the world. 

Carol has taught in over 30 states in the US, five provinces in Canada, Europe, Indonesia, China, Japan, Australia, Peru, and Mexico. The Suzuki Method of instruction is her basis for work-as she believes as Dr. Suzuki did, "All children can learn, given the right environment." There is no greater gift you can give your child, than the opportunity to study music.

Carol has a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Music from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD. She is a Suzuki Association of the Americas Registered Teacher Trainer, a nationally certified teacher of music, American Music Teachers' Association. In 2004 she was the cello co-ordinator for the American String Teachers' Convention. She has served on the board of directors of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, twice president of the Suzuki Association of Colorado, and is currently working with the Federation of Music Clubs-to revise the cello portion of their syllabus.