Dept. of Performing and Visual Arts
- M.M. Florida Atlantic University
- B.M. Florida Atlantic University
- M.Sc. University of Auckland
- B.Sc. University of Auckland
New Zealand born Tarra Guerra was raised in North Carolina, where she studied classical guitar at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and in New Zealand, where she took first prize in the New Zealand National Guitar competition. The Miami Herald describes her playing as “…expert and sensitive.”
Guerra holds a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Music from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in classical guitar performance, and is a trained Suzuki Guitar and Violin teacher. At FAU, she was concertmaster of the symphony orchestra, and composed and played for New Music Concerts. Guerra has performed original rock in New York City and Seattle, original country in Nashville, Celtic and modern folk in New Zealand and Ireland, Bluegrass in North Carolina and Florida, been a professional one-person band, and is a published songwriter with several solo albums. She founded the Pompano Beach Classical Concert Series, where she performs as a solo artist, and in several chamber groups, including a Piano/Guitar Duo with prize-winning Russian pianist Anna Schwartz.
Guerra teaches Guitar at Nova Southeastern University and runs Suzuki Strings South Florida. She is a member of the Guitar Foundation of America, the Miami Classical Guitar Society, the Florida Guitar Foundation, the Suzuki Associations of the Americas and of South Florida, Morning Musicale, and the Florida Federation of Music Teachers.
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