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Tara Hofmeister

Parsippany NJ | 07054

About me

Tara Hofmeister has performed in recital and as a chamber musician throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. She has played in such venues as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Toronto Center for the Arts in Canada, Forbidden City Concert Hall in China, Euphrasius’ Basilica in Croatia, and Istana Budaya in Malaysia. Besides being featured on Tianjin Television in China as well as Wisconsin Public Radio in the United States, Tara has participated in many concert series including Rachmaninoff Society, Amati Music Festival and Pianists for the New Millennium in New York, Amati Virtuoso Concert Series in New Jersey, Concerts by the Sea in California, Terra Magica Music Festival in Croatia, and International Piano Festival in Malaysia. She has collaborated with many distinguished artists including violinist, Siqing Lu.

Most recently Tara was a member of the piano faculty at the Middle School Attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China where she taught scholarship students. She is the first piano professor in the history of the piano department to be unanimously voted onto the faculty. She is also an honorary faculty member at Fuyuan Cultural Arts Center in China. Her students have consistently been awarded scholarships to pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees at leading conservatories including Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College of Music in New York City, and to participate in such music festivals as the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Massachusetts and International Keyboard Institute and Festival in Manhattan. They have won numerous prizes such as The President’s Award at Manhattan School of Music. Her students are actively performing concertos with orchestras, recitals, and as chamber musicians throughout Asia, Europe, and United States. She has been regularly invited to teach master classes, give lecture/performances, and adjudicate auditions and competitions in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Tara has served on the piano faculty at Amati Conservatory and Preparatory Center for the Arts at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Amati Music Festival in New York, Terra Magica Music Festival in Croatia, and Opusfest International Piano Festival in the Philippines.

After a one-year engagement in 2000 as a regular columnist for Music Weekly, the foremost music newspaper in China, Tara was invited to continue her column as a result of the enthusiastic response from Chinese readers. She wrote articles on music education in the United States, including interviews with Paul Sheftel and Solomon Mikowsky. Consequently, the newspaper awarded her Best Author of the Year in 2001. She has since been invited to write for Piano Artistry, the leading piano magazine in China, where her interview with Arnold Steinhardt was published, Philharmonic, China’s primary music magazine, where her interview with Rosalyn Tureck was published, and the Amati Libretto in the United States.

Tara received her Bachelor of Music degree studying with Ruth Rendleman and Miyoko Nakaya Lotto during which time she won scholarships to participate in the Aston Magna Performance Practice Institute and the Young Keyboard Artists Association. Upon graduation she won the Best Performer Award. Tara then earned her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York City under the tutelage of Marc Silverman and Solomon Mikowsky. She furthered her studies as a scholarship student with Rosalyn Tureck at the Institute for Advanced Musical Studies in Oxford, England.

Education and Accreditation

Post-Graduate Diploma, Institute for Advanced Musical Studies, Rosalyn Tureck
Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Solomon Mikowsky & Marc Silverman
Bachelor of Music, Montclair State University, Miyoko Nakaya Lotto & Ruth Rendleman



more than 20 years


$60 & up


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Teaching location

Teachers Studio



Instruments and Subjects

theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments

Levels taught


Type of students

Young Adults



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