Banjo Lessons in Tampa, FL

Our Approach

At Tampa Music School, anyone can learn to play the Banjo

Tampa Music School Banjo teachers use a well-balanced style of instruction. We firmly believe that lesson time should be fun and engaging but also rich in substance and technical instruction.
Our instructors are well-equipped to work with students of any age or performance level.

Our instructors’ experience in different banjo musical styles is extensive. Banjo performance goes far beyond merely strumming a few chords. Instructors at Tampa Music School focus on the quality of the whole musician. To accomplish this quality of performance, your banjo teacher will first assist you in establishing a strong base on which to build further musicianship.

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Our Approach to Banjo Lessons

We Make Banjo Lessons Fun!

Ever caught yourself tapping your foot to a catchy banjo tune and wishing you could play along? At Tampa Music School, we want to make sure that every time you take up the banjo, you continue to experience the genuine delight of playing.

Whether you want to learn how to perform folk music over a campfire or you want to become the next Béla Fleck, our qualified instructors are ready to help you every step of the way. Our top priorities are to see that you enjoy yourself while working toward your banjo goals.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Regardless of your ultimate goals, our teachers will prioritize strong fundamentals including proper posture, hand positioning, chords, fretting, picking, and strumming. As students progress, these basics will become second nature – and serve as the foundation from which students can apply their skills across a variety of genres and styles.

We want our banjo students to be literate, well-rounded musicians. Beginners and seasoned performers alike will find value in our approach, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

Take ownership of your own musical style and grow your talents! Our dedicated instructors are committed to hearing your goals and helping you reach them. We pride ourselves on equipping each student with the tools they need to reach their fullest musical potential.

Creativity, self-discovery, and passion come to life at Tampa Music School. Whether your goal is to pursue the banjo professionally in an orchestra or as a soloist, or just to play for your own personal enjoyment, your banjo teacher will support you throughout your musical journey.

Our Banjo Teachers

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget

Weekly Lessons

30 min


per month

Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.


Weekly Lessons

60 min


per month

Longer sessions, great for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.


“I love absolutely love Tampa Music Academy! The Instructors are very knowledgeable and skilled at their craft.”

— Eddie

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What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Age Should My Child Start Banjo Lessons?

The minimum age recommended for starting banjo lessons is 7 years old. Due to the thickness of the strings and fine motor skills needed to play the instrument, we do not recommend starting banjo any younger. For younger students, we recommend learning the banjo.

The minimum age we recommend a student start banjo lessons is 5 years old. For younger students, we recommend an intro to music program. Starting age will largely depend on the student, some may need to wait longer than others depending on factors such as fine motor skills, attention span and overall interest in music.

Do I Need a Banjo to Start the Lessons?

Yes, you will need a banjo to start the lessons. Without an instrument, you won’t be able to practice between lessons and make weekly progress. If cost is a concern, good beginner banjo are inexpensive and most music stores have a 30-day return policy if it’s not for you.

The #1 Reason to Study Banjo at Tampa Music School?

Our instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you, or your child, to craft a lesson plan that fits individual needs and the student’s favorite type of music.
Whether you’re playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the banjo after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

We use a variety of banjo method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring their iPod or iPhone to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes. If you have an interest in banjo lessons – we got you covered!

How Qualified are Your Banjo Instructors?

Our banjo teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions all over the country. Each is highly qualified to teach and create personalized lesson plans for their students.

What Will I Learn from Banjo Lessons with Tampa Music School Teachers?

Beginner banjo students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.

Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song.

We use a variety of banjo method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.

Ready to Get Started?

We are ready to partner with you to help you become a more accomplished musician. We truly believe that consistent, compassionate private instruction is the key to your musical growth. We are happy to evaluate and discuss your interests, goals and plans!

Start your musical journey today

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