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.
What’s a Good Age to Begin Guitar & Ukulele Lessons?
Proper execution of the guitar requires some strength of hand as the strings must be pushed down fairly hard to effectively play chords. For this reason, young children are not usually well suited to the guitar.
We would be happy to asses any prospective guitar student and let you know our recommendation.
Unlike guitar, ukulele does not require as much grip strength and is more suited to young learners. The 4-string design also makes it a bit more accessible in terms of technique.
What Value Does Tampa Music School Offer?
Tampa Music School is so much more than a building. It is a greenhouse for growing musicians. We strive to make our facility a fun and engaging environment that sparks the imagination. All our staff members are enthusiastic about music, and it shows in every interaction with our students.
During your private lesson you will catch a vision of what your musical future could be. Your teacher’s goal for each lesson is to assist you in reaching your goals. It’s all about your aspirations and choices, not your teacher’s preferences. This student-centric approach fosters great creativity and freedom.
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!
My daughter had a great time at camp! She talked about it everyday. It built up her confidence and gave her a taste of many different instruments!Jana Lindsay Tallent | Parent
My son is a returning student and he loves the instructors! We feel very fortunate that he is well supported and learning a lot!Gabriela Martinez | Parent
We love Tampa music school! All the instructors are awesome and my daughter has made tons of progress!Lindsey Rae Graves | Parent
This is just an awesome music school! From the School owner Matthew Maines to my Instructor Milani this is just a top notch bunch. I would definitely recommend this school to others looking to learn a new instrument or perfect their skills!J.J. S. | Parent
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“I’ve been going to Tampa Music School for almost a year now”
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