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.
What is a Good Age to Begin Piano Lessons?
At Tampa Music School, we consider any age for musical instruction. However, in the realm of keyboarding, the limited finger reach and limited focus length of very young children can make progress challenging. We recommend 6-7 years old as a good age to begin piano instruction.
Our experienced teachers love working with children, but that doesn’t mean that childhood is the only valuable time to begin piano instruction. Many adults choose to study keyboarding as well. Even if you are 80 years old, investing in a learning experience that brings you joy is well worth the time.
If you have a desire to learn, we would love to work with you.
What Sets Tampa Music School Apart?
We know that there are multiple avenues you could take when it comes to choosing a music instructor. So, why should Tampa Music School be your top choice?
First, our staff of music instructors are the most qualified, most experienced, and most passionate. We have multiple piano instructors on staff, and we are confident we can find a teacher that will suit your specific personality and needs.
Second, our atmosphere of musical freedom is unmatched. Each staff member is interested in your personal growth as a performer. Our goal is that your experience at Tampa Music School will enable you to engage in the musical world with confidence and creativity no matter where your journey takes you.
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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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