Piano Lessons in Tampa, FL
At Tampa Music School, anyone can learn to play the piano
Here at Tampa Music School, we celebrate the uniqueness of each of our students. We understand that growth and ability come at different speeds. While it is true that everyone must begin at square one, our amazing teachers will help you to grow musically in whichever direction you desire.
Our staff is knowledgeable in many different keyboarding styles, such as classical, soul, jazz, pop and sacred. This experience makes lesson time an exciting vehicle for personal interpretation and creative growth.
Our Approach to Piano Lessons
Piano Lessons Should Be Fun!
We know that an interest in piano may be what first brings you into our school – but having fun is what keeps you coming back! Our goal is for every student to LOVE their music lessons as they embark on a rewarding journey of progress and discovery. We put the “fun” in fundamentals!
Our knowledgeable staff blends a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music and the piano. Whether it’s your first time at the keys or you’re a seasoned pianist, our teachers are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals – while having fun along the way.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Healthy technique is critical to lifelong enjoyment of the piano. Our first priority is teaching strong fundamentals, including hand, wrist and arm technique, bench position, and pedaling. We believe that full-body instruction is essential to musicianship and safeguards students from injury.
Once the fundamentals are in place, you and your teacher can craft the story you want your music to tell. Our qualified teachers will assist you in developing musicianship and exploring nuance through dynamics, pausing, phrasing, and varying tempos. Learn with us as we infuse elements of music theory and music history into our well-rounded approach to fostering musical excellence.
We Care About Your Musical Interests
There is no one-size-fits-all method of piano instruction. Regardless of ability or prior experience, our teachers take an individualized approach to each of our students – underpinned by detailed individual assessments, a personalized learning plan, and one-on-one guidance throughout your musical journey.
While fundamentals and technique are essential, our ultimate goal is to equip students to begin exploring their own personal musical style and interests. Your teacher will work with you to understand where you want to go, and craft a unique plan to get you there. Whether your style is classical or pop (or anything in between), we help students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
Our Piano Teachers
Our instructors are skilled artists themselves and experienced teachers that are committed to our students success and growth. Teaching is a conduit for our amazing staff to pass on their passion for music and the arts.
Classically trained from the age of four, Grace prides herself on her well-rounded technique while maintaining a relaxed and easy style in many musical genres. Grace was accepted into the prestigious New…
Piano, Violin & Viola
Andrew Ohler is a violin, viola, piano instructor, as well as a composer from the Tampa Bay Area. He has 9 years of on-stage performance experience. Andrew currently studies violin with Bonnie…
Dionne has been teaching piano in the Tampa Bay area for over 10 years. She studied piano at the University of South Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music
Piano, Guitar & Bass
Seth Lynn is a Tampa native and a graduate from Oklahoma City University in Music Performance. He began his music education at the age of five starting with Piano, and began his…
Stephanie’s has been teaching piano for over 30 years, and her love for it goes beyond the keyboard. She is passionate about empowering her students to embrace their native genius from day..
Miguel Castro Bautista
Originally from Venezuela, Miguel Castro began his musical studies at the age of ten at the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela in the city of Puerto Ordaz.
Piano & Voice
Hailing from Elkton, Maryland, Collin is a pianist, vocalist, composer, and producer around Tampa Bay. He began his musical journey learning piano at the age of six and has since acquired proficiency…
Lidia was born in Ukraine and has been playing piano since the age of 8. She graduated with honors from Lutsk College of Music and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree
Gina Spano is a dedicated and passionate piano instructor with 8 years of experience guiding students of all ages and skill levels on their musical journeys. Holding a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano
Voice & Piano
Nicole Hoffer is an educator, performer, and composer from the Tampa Bay Area. Hoffer has taught guitar, bass, drums, piano and songwriting at local schools and privately…
Ruthie is a native of Lilburn Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. She began playing piano by ear as a young child and took formal piano lessons from age 9 through high school…
“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.”
“Tampa Music School has a professional and kind staff, with a wide range of lesson times that work with kids/parents schedules. ”
What you can expect
Tell us about your musical goals.
Match with one of our expert instructors.
Play music! Parents get progress reports.
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What Age Should My Child Start Piano Lessons?
The minimum age we recommend a student start piano lessons is 5 years old. Starting age will largely depend on the student when it comes to piano or keyboard. So, some students may need to wait longer than others to start. Contact us and we can help determine if your child is ready to start!
Why Take Piano Lessons at Tampa Music School?
We provide teachers who instruct on a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple electronic keyboard with a minimum of 61 keys will suffice for the first 6 months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano.
Our Piano Teachers
All of the teachers are professionally trained and experts in their field. Our piano faculty have received their musical education from such prestigious institutions all over the country.
Do I Have to Know How to Read Music?
No. Beginners are welcome! Our lesson plans aim to educate, engage and inspire students.
Do I Need a Piano to Start Taking Lessons?
No. You do not need a piano to start piano lessons, however, we do recommend having a digital piano keyboard in your home to practice between lessons. Also, keyboards are much more economical and require less commitment upfront when it comes to ongoing maintenance and moving costs.
So, What Are You Waiting for?
If you’re ready to jump into the world of keyboarding, we are excited to match you with a teacher that can get you started on your musical journey.
Nothing will enable you to progress more effectively than a one-on-one partnership with an inspiring piano professional.
Let us help you explore and build your abilities in a setting that is comfortable for you. You never know how far you can go until you take that first step, so get started today!
What Will I Learn in Piano Lessons?
Our piano teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs.
If you enroll here for piano lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!