Tara Rose Davison is a soprano who in the middle of an accomplished operatic career discovered a passion for art song accompanied by classical guitar. So she decided to learn the classical guitar. She dove into guitar studies, with Masakazu Ito of the Lamont School of Music and, more recently, with Scott Morris at Cal State Dominguez Hills. She recorded her first CD in 2010 – ‘Love Songs & Lullabies from Spain and South America for Soprano & Classical guitar’ – and has just released another this year called ‘L’Arte dell’Amore’. She stopped by the showroom this week and recorded a few pieces for us including ‘Cadencia’ by Ernesto Cordero on a Francisco Navarro Garcia ‘Smallman Premium’, ‘Fra Tutte Le Pene’ by Mauro Giuliani on a 1989 Miguel Rodriguez, Para Ninar by Paurillo Barroso, arranged by Laurindo Almeida on a 2009 Contreras double-top, and ‘Se Tu M’ami’ by Alessandro Parisotti on a Jean-Noel Rohe. You can learn more about Tara at www.taradavison.com.

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6 Responses to “Tara Rose Davison”

  1. I am pretty much a beginner, especially when it comes to Classical guitars. However, even though I do play acoustic guitar, steel string, I have always loved the classical sound, and recently I have becoe serious about learning to play the classical guitar. I have a Martin D-35 steel string which I have had for narly forty years, and currently I am hoping to purchase a Jose Ramirez Classical.

    I want to thank you very much for your wonderful web site! I have leared so much about the history and tradition of the Classical guitar from your site.

    I just listened to Tara Rose Davidson sing and play her classical guitar; WOW!

    Again, thank you very much.

    Beverly Templeton

  2. Garrett says:

    Very beautiful. Thank you!


  3. Darren O'Neill says:

    A breath of fresh air! Move over, Olga Coelho!

    I know that these are not your instruments. But on whatever guitar you use regularly, I would recommend putting strap buttons off the heel and tail block. In that way, you could use a strap and play standing up. Being hunched over the instrument with your leg propped up on a footstool is not good for breath support; nor is it good for your spine, neck and shoulders. It would also enable you to put the music stand in front of you, down low, and sing over the top of it. Helps to maintain eye contact with the audience, even when you need to read from the score. In case you need to take a break from standing, you could use a high stool behind you to rest on periodically.

    These are just suggestions. You’re playing so well and shouldn’t have to work so hard!

  4. peter says:

    What a pleasant change. That was lovely. Good sugestions Darren

  5. Paul Weaver says:


    Beautiful singing and playing! I certainly love the standard classical guitar pieces, but it is great to listen to new music.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Paul Weaver

  6. Dovie Santoy says:

    Thanks, I’ve been hunting for facts about this subject matter for ages and yours is the best I have located so far.


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