Our Approach to Piano Lessons
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.
Even though we strive for a creative, student-led teaching approach, we do also require study in the basic aspects of music notation and production.
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! Here at Tampa Music School, 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 & Goals
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), Tampa Music School helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
Do you want to try music lessons for the first time but don’t know where to start? It is highly recommended that each aspiring musician begin with piano lessons. Wherever you go, you will be more likely to find a piano than a viola or a trumpet. Keyboard proficiency serves as a great foundation for all other instrumental learning.
It is truly a rewarding experience to express emotion and mood through this beautiful and versatile instrument. Instructors at Tampa Music School are dedicated to equipping you with these skills of execution and expression.
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Our Piano Teachers
Our piano teachers hold credentials from illustrious universities, and they perform regularly with various nationwide and community groups outside of the private piano studio. This wide range of experience allows them to pass on a bigger and more well-rounded musical perspective to their students.
Frequently Asked Questions About Piano Lessons
What is the minimum age to start piano lessons at Tampa Music School?
Children between the ages of six and seven may begin piano lessons at Tampa Music School. We recommend this age because that’s when children usually develop the finger reach, reading skill, and concentration ability they need to play this instrument. We also welcome older students to start piano lessons.
Do I need any prior experience?
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced piano players are welcome to take lessons at Tampa Music School. Our instructors specialize in teaching students of all levels, and it’s our privilege to give every student the opportunity to develop keyboarding skills.
What styles of piano can I learn?
You may want to play the piano for personal pleasure, to perform in a band, or to become a concert soloist. We can teach you the skills you need to play any style, including classical, jazz, country, pop, and metal. Our instructors are trained in a wide array of styles, and we pair you with a teacher who matches your personality and will help you reach your individual goals.
What materials will I need?
Discuss your interests, needs, and goals with your instructor, who will create a customized lesson plan just for you. Then, you’ll receive a list of method books to buy. Your teacher will also recommend helpful online resources and the right type of piano or keyboard for your needs.
Is piano the right fit for me?
Piano lessons are the perfect first step for aspiring musicians. On the piano, you learn to read music, follow rhythms, and develop a foundation that enhances your future instrumental and voice education.
Playing the piano is also a mentally, emotionally, and socially enriching experience. You can improve your cognitive abilities, express your emotions, and connect with friends when you learn to play the piano.
Why Come to Tampa Music School for Piano Lessons?
Students take center stage at Tampa Music School. You tell us the type of piano style you want to learn, and we customize a lesson plan that matches your goals and needs. In addition to teaching you how to play the piano, we give you a foundation in music technique, notation, production, and expression so that you can become a confident and well-rounded musician. And all of this happens in a warm, nurturing, and fun environment that encourages creativity, promotes engagement, and keeps you excited to learn.
Ready to Get Started?
Here at Tampa Music School, 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. The personal aspect of the one-on-one lesson style will inspire you and enable your piano teacher to correct any faulty techniques that may be physically harmful to you.
So, what are you waiting for? You don’t know what you are capable of until you take the first step.
We welcome all inquiries and would be happy to evaluate a student of any age. Our staff can even give you a peek at the goings on around Tampa Music School if you want to drop by.
If you have more questions, give us a call at (813) 837-9245. We’d love to chat with you and set up your first lesson.
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We love Tampa music school! All the instructors are awesome and my daughter has made tons of progress!Lindsey Rae Graves | Parent
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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