Our Staff

Begin Your Journey as a Musician


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, along with a bachelor’s in Music Education from Southeastern University, Andrea brings a rich tapestry […]

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 […]

Gabriela Muñoz Rodríguez, a native of Coamo, Puerto Rico, began her violin studies when she was eight years old at the Escuela Libre de Música de Ponce. Her career as a violinist has led her to participate in prestigious international festivals, such as the Eastern Music Festival (2017, 2018) and Aria International Summer Academy (2019). […]


Administrative Assistant

Emily Rey was born and raised in Palm Harbor, Florida. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has worked mostly with the homeless population. She currently teaches those with severe and persistent mental illnesses how to cook and other transferrable skills to help them get back into […]


Drums & Percussion

Natalie DePergola found her first groove on the drums at just six years old. With only a few lessons under her belt, she was confident, excited, and eager to hit the stage. By 9 years old, she was playing drums at school talent shows, in her church, and sitting in with local bands playing and […]



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 Performance from the University of Tampa, Gina brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her teaching practice. Teaching Approach: Gina […]


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. She specialized in playing the violin as her primary instrument and also studied piano as a secondary instrument. Later, at the […]


Drums & Percussion

Bryan has been a passionate drummer for the majority of his life, beginning with a small toy drum set gifted by his father when he was just five years old. This sparked his interest, leading him to join the jazz band in middle school, where he gained extensive practice and nurtured his passion. As Bryan […]



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 at Volyn National University. She has been teaching piano classes in Ukraine for over 25 years and has significant experience working with students […]


Guitar, Ukulele & Bass

Jeff has always had music at the forefront of his life, since age 7. He started taking lessons at the local music store and progressed over the years with the best teachers that he could find in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut. In high school, Jeff played in local jazz and rock combos as well […]


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 in a variety of different instruments. Currently, Collin is studying classical piano under the guidance of the renowned Tampa Bay pianist and instructor, […]



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. Then, he began his piano studies with Professor Armando Navas Luque. At 12 years old, he performed his first public piano recital. He has […]

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 one. She began her classical piano training at age 7 and quickly advanced. Her father was a professional musician, so advancing quickly was […]



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 in 2013. As a teacher she structures lessons based on students goals. Each lesson will include instructions on music theory and technique that […]


General Manager

Kayla Castellano was born and raised in NY. She graduated college with a degree in Behavior Psychology and has worked with kids with disabilities for the past eight years. During the summer of 2021, Kayla moved to Florida and has been with Tampa Music School since February 2022. She enjoys her time here and continues […]


Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Alberto Marquez started his musical studies in 1989 on the electric guitar. In 1994, he decided to begin a musical journey with the classical guitar. Then, in 2013 he earned a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from University of Arts in Caracas, Venezuela. During that period, he studied with guitarists Samuel Granados and Luis Zea. […]



Luz Vasquez is a multidisciplinary artist who studies how different pieces of art, be it music, painting, or dance, can influence an individual and affect their expression through another medium. Born in the Dominican Republic, Luz completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Houston, and her Graduate degrees in Violin Performance and […]


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 Deeds and is the Concertmaster of the Ybor City Sting Project.



Ana Caban started her studies at age 10 during middle school playing recorder flute and singing in the school’s choir. At age 12, she auditioned and was accepted to Escuela Libre de Música in Hato Rey Puerto Rico. During an orchestral instrument presentation concert she became drawn to the profound sounds of the cello and […]


Drums & Percussion

Rod Alnord recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of South Florida. During his time at USF, Rod studied Jazz Percussion with Richard Craig, and classical percussion with Robert McCormick. As a drummer, Rod was a member of Jazz Ensemble 1, the premiere Big Band under the direction of multi-time Grammy nominated […]