Tamara “Tammy” Harper was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. She attended Quaker schools from elementary school through high school and graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA with a bachelor of arts degree in music (concentration – piano). Tammy began playing the piano at age 3 and began formal lessons at age 7.
Over the years, she has been a member of various bands from old school to neo soul to hip hop as a keyboardist and vocalist. Tammy was also a keyboardist for a local improv comedy theater for five years and was featured in a PBS special.
She was employed by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for 15 years before deciding to become a full-time musician. In addition, Tammy was the musical director for The Carousel, an original poetry based musical stage play.
She currently is the minister of music and choir director/pianist for two United Methodist churches, the assistant music director/keyboardist for a corporate band, teaches several piano and voice students and writes and produces music.
Tammy also enjoys volunteering for the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Bronze Lens Film Festival, and was a performer at the annual Hosea Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving event. Her motto is Choose Joy!