Piano Lessons in Wesley Chapel, FL

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Our Approach

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.

piano teacher showing musical notes to the student

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.

Andrew

Andrew

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

Dionne

Piano

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

Seth

Seth

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

Stephanie

Piano

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

Miguel

Piano

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.

Collin

Collin

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

Lidia

Piano

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

Gina

Piano

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

Nicole

Nicole

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

Ruthie

Piano

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…

Laura

Laura

Piano & Violin

Laura Martin is a skilled violinist who has a deep passion for both teaching and performing music. Her musical journey began at the age of 8 when she joined a music conservatory in Cuba.

Christine

Christine

Voice, Piano

Praised for her vocal clarity, crystalline coloratura, and abundant musicality, Lebanese-American soprano Christine Honein has been featured on stages in the United States and the Middle East performing concert work as well as opera.

Ruth Dillon

Ruth Dillon

Piano

Ruth holds a master’s degree in piano from the Cairo Conservatory of Music. She worked as a piano and solfege (theory and how to read notes) professor at the Alex Conservatory of Music while she was performing as a piano soloist and piano accompanist with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, and as a percussionist at the Alex Chamber Orchestra. 

Andrea Alderman

Andrea Alderman

Piano, Voice

With over 17 years of stage experience and two decades of teaching experience, Andrea Alderman is a seasoned singer, actress, and educator. Holding a master’s degree in Vocal Performance and an advanced certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University

“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

“Tampa Music School has a professional and kind staff, with a wide range of lesson times that work with kids/parents schedules. ”

— Jessica

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget

Weekly Classes

30 min

$160

Per Month

Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.

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Weekly Classes

60 min

$290

Per Month

Longer sessions, great for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.

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What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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!


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Young student playing the keyboard at home