Tara Locher, Band Teacher

Tara Locher has been the band director at the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School since 2009. Previously, she was a band director at St. Mary of the Falls and St. Mark. Before that, she held a year-long substitute teaching position at the Parma City Schools as a band director and general music teacher of three elementary schools. Tara graduated from Kent State University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a minor in Secondary Education. In 2009, Tara completed a Master’s degree in Music Theory from Kent State University. In her free time, she enjoys composing jazz albums, learning about trains with her son, traveling with her family, and playing instruments.