Tara Yaney


about Tara Yaney

Tara is the principal flute player of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and the third flute and piccolo player of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. She is also a director of the Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra’s Junior Wind Ensemble. She has performed with Opera Steamboat, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Quantum Theatre, the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, the International Chamber Ensemble in Rome, Italy, the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra, and numerous pit orchestras in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Pittsburgh areas. She performs regularly as a soloist and as half of Duo Cieli, a flute and guitar duo with guitarist John Marcinizyn.  She has been teaching flute, piccolo, Native American flute and clarinet lessons for over 25 years.

Tara Yaney, flutist. Photo by Michelle Dunn Photography

Tara Yaney, flutist. Photo by Michelle Dunn Photography

BM, 1992 - Flute Performance, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD

BA, 1989 - Physics, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Studied flute with - Robert Willoughby, Mark Sparks, Adeline Tomasone, Murray Panitz and Rhian Kenny

Suzuki teacher training - David Gerry


Lesson locations

Lessons with Tara are available at these three locations in the Pittsburgh area or via Skype. All ages and levels welcome.


Home Studio

Edgewood, PA


PYCO school of music

150 Lake Drive, Suite 103, Wexford, PA 15090


Community Music SchooL OF Pittsurgh

Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills

1240 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228