Our Approach to Guitar & Ukulele Lessons
Tampa Music School guitar and ukulele 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 guitar musical styles is extensive.
Guitar or ukulele 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 ukulele or guitar teacher will first assist you in establishing a strong base on which to build further musicianship.
Guitar Lessons Should Be Fun!
We all know the feeling: you hear your favorite song come on and you can’t resist the urge to play along on your air guitar! Here at Tampa Music School, we can help you convert your musical fantasies into reality – while preserving that irresistible sense of joy you feel when playing along. We want each of our students to LOVE their musical experience with us!
Whether you come to us planning on becoming the next Jimi Hendrix or simply wanting to play songs around the campfire with your friends, our top-notch instructors will help you progress quickly toward your goals while ensuring you have fun along the way.
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 guitar students to be literate, well-rounded musicians. Beginners and seasoned performers alike will find value in our approach at Tampa Music School, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.
We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
Your unique interests and background will help guide your experience at Tampa Music School. We teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced students who are interested in a variety of styles – including rock, jazz, classical, pop, blues, and more. Whether you’re inspired by modern day singer-songwriters or the rockers of the 1970s, we can’t wait to get started with you!
Our seasoned instructors will draw upon years of playing, performing, and teaching experience to guide you in improving your skills and exploring the many possibilities of your instrument, and advancing toward your goals at a pace that works for you.
The guitar is perhaps the most popular easily transportable instrument in the United States. A decent guitar is easy to come by and generally more inexpensive than many other instruments. Chances are you have a friend who has shown you how to pick a few chords. Maybe you’ve even taken a shot at following an online guitar tutorial.
Unlike guitar, the ukulele is not quite as common, although it is simpler to manipulate and master. This folksy younger cousin of the guitar provides a fun, rhythmic accompaniment, especially for vocalists.
Tampa Music School instructors believe that no other type of guitar lessons or ukulele instruction can compete with the one-on-one quality collaboration you’ll get in guitar lessons with a music professional.
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Our instructors are the highlight of Tampa Music School. They will be not only your teacher, but also your friend. The musical bond between teacher and student can be a powerful vehicle for self-discovery. You never know what you can achieve until you take that first step.
Frequently Asked Questions About Guitar & Ukulele Lessons
What is the minimum age to start guitar or ukulele lessons at Tampa Music School?
To play the guitar properly, you must have the adequate finger strength to push down the strings, enough dexterity to create chords, and the ability to read musical notation. Children aged eight and older generally have these abilities and may begin guitar lessons.
We invite younger children to take ukulele lessons. This instrument requires less grip strength, and its four-string design makes it easier to hold and maneuver.
Of course, we welcome teen and adult players to begin lessons at any time.
Do I need any prior experience?
Players of all skill levels may take guitar and ukulele lessons at Tampa Music School. Our teachers have experience instructing players of all skill levels, and we create customized lessons that allow you to learn at your own pace.
What styles of guitar or ukulele can I learn?
Your unique interests, background, and goals guide the style of music you play at Tampa Music School. Whether you’re into rock, pop, jazz, blues, classical, or country, we have a guitar or ukulele instructor who matches your needs. Our instructors have years of playing, performing, and teaching experience, and they’re eager to share their knowledge with you. Discover music theory, history, and technique as you learn the style of your choice.
What materials will I need?
Your guitar or ukulele instructor will provide a list of materials for you to purchase. This list, along with online resources and specific instrument materials, depends on your unique goals.
Is guitar or ukulele the right fit for me?
The guitar and ukulele are portable instruments that move easily from campfire sing-alongs to symphony halls. These instruments are also easy to learn. If you want to make music part of your daily life, join a band, or pursue a professional career, consider learning how to play the guitar or ukulele.
Why Come to Tampa Music School for Guitar or Ukulele Lessons?
Music is a language of the soul. Express yourself through the guitar and ukulele. Our instructors put your needs first and create a fun, nurturing environment that keeps you excited to learn. We respect your goals and help you learn your preferred style, but we also provide technical instruction. Our intent is for you to achieve your musical goals, exercise your creativity, and become a confident, well-rounded musician who plays the guitar or ukulele.
Want to Get Started?
So now that you’ve heard what Tampa Music School has to offer, why not jump in? We promise you will grow and thrive under the quality instruction and friendly atmosphere that we provide.
In today’s world of convenience, many try to shortcut their way to success. The internet is flooded with how-to tutorials and easy instruction manuals. But we believe these resources can only take you so far. Only a personal one-on-one instructor can truly understand your musical aspirations.
Don’t shortchange yourself. You will never regret trying the best option available to you. If you’d like to see for yourself, we would love for you to stop by and experience our amazing team in action!
If you’d rather just give us a call right now at (813) 837-9245 and set up your first lesson, that works too. We hope to see you soon!
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I have learned so much about working within a band. Matt has been very supportive of all members and has an obvious understanding of how each instrument within the band can be showcased and contribute to the overall sound. I’m very grateful I’ve found such a nice studio right in my community.Barbara B. | Parent
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We feel very fortunate that he is well supported and is learning a lot!!Gabriela M. | Parent