Are you envious of your child’s mad music skills? Perhaps you have a budding piano prodigy breezing through some Beethoven sonatas, or maybe you have a passionate blues lover that wails away on the saxophone for hours on end. Contrary to the cliché about not being able to “teach an old dog new tricks,” it’s never too late to learn how to play an instrument. Plenty of Tampa Bay music schools and studios offer music lessons to both children and adults. No matter what instrument you want to play, there’s an instructor that can’t wait to meet you. Check out some of these popular, highly rated Bay area music lesson providers and find the right fit for you.

Piano lessons (Credit, Amanda Mole)

Westchase Music School

11301 Countryway Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33626
(813) 925-0102

Westchase offers lessons for just about anything you can imagine: band instruments, voice, piano, drums, harp and even the mandolin. This studio is extremely popular because it makes learning music not only fun, but hassle-free. Registration can be completed either over the phone, in person or online, and no long-term contracts are required. Tuition is paid on a month-to-month basis and you will never be charged for holidays. Music lessons at Westchase are 45 minutes long and cost $29.50 per lesson.

New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy, LLC.
10701 Cross Creek Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 994-2452

If you are serious about learning how to play the piano, Dr. Judith Jain offers both private and group piano lessons to students of all ability levels. You can opt for either a 30-minute or 45-minute private lesson or a 60-minute group lesson. All students will learn music theory, repertoire, practice skills, performance skills and more. All students also have the opportunity to perform in recitals, either playing solo or in a chamber group.

Tampa Bay Music Academy
12032 Tarpon Springs Road
Odessa, FL 33556
(813) 445-3125

Tampa Bay Music Academy specializes in both private and group lessons for selected instruments. Currently, instructors of piano, voice, guitar, viola, violin, cello, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone and percussion are enrolling new students. Students of all ability levels are welcome. Additionally, taking lessons is made easy with options such as a free trial, online tuition payment and a variety of monthly lesson programs to choose from.

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St. Petersburg Music Factory
3222 Bennett St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 520-7625

If you fancy yourself a blues guitarist or a rock ‘n’ roll drummer, the Music Factory might be what you’re looking for. The only instruments offered here are guitar, bass guitar, drums and piano/keyboard. This is because the Music Factory, formerly called the Rock ‘N’ Blues Academy, specializes in teaching the styles of blues, rock and related genres. Instead of recitals, students will have the opportunity to participate in open mic nights and student rock bands. These fun, fast-paced lessons are perfect for students that are laid back and casual.

Guitar lessons (Credit, Amanda Mole)

Five Star Guitar Lessons
(813) 438-6203

Guitar instructor Brian Kloby has over 30 years of experience playing the guitar and over 20 years of experience giving lessons. He tailors lessons around the needs and performance goals of his students and can teach students how to play electric blues, classic rock, funk rock, country, blues rock, jump blues, soul, R&B and more. Students will also be given guidance about buying the right guitar for their needs. Additionally, Kloby posts instructional videos on his website to help students get the most out of practicing at home. If you plan on perfecting the guitar, Five Star has what you need.

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