Tampa Music School

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We know that finding the right music school for you is a difficult decision. It is hard to find a reliable teacher that will be there for you. That's why we go above and beyond to find the BEST music teachers in the Tampa area so you don't have to! We have experienced music teachers, capable of teaching all ages and levels. We are constantly making our facilities better, so that we can provide our students and parents with the best possible musical experience While you're researching the best school for you, consider the benefits of becoming a Tampa Music School student and find out why we should be your number one choice for music lessons!


Maestro Maines



Hello! My name is 'Maestro' Matthew Maines, director of Tampa Music School. With the support of my wife and kids, I started Tampa Music School back in 2014 with the vision of creating a community of impassioned musicians. I desire to instill in all of our students a love of learning through structured and engaging music lessons that develop real world skills to help them be succesful in life.
I discovered my love of music at the age of six with our family's old, out of tune piano. I was mostly self taught, picking up songs and learning to play by ear while listening to the radio. I realized early on, that I had a gift for music, but lacked the formal education needed to really excel and almost failed music school my first year, but I went on to study and really committed myself to learning, and my C's gradually turned to B's and finally, lead to earning a Masters of Music degree in music composition/theory. It's that experience that drives my method of teaching, to make sure every student that comes to Tampa Music School not only enjoys their music lessons and has a great teacher, but has a very strong foundation, and will know how music works and be able to fully understand it and employ it in their lessons.

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Why Choose Tampa Music School?

Sixteen reasons that set Tampa Music School apart


1. Lessons for Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice, Violin, Singing, Drums, Steel Pans, Ukulele, and Rock Band in ONE location!

This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day. Other studios offer multiple instruments, but we are the only one to offer all of the popular instruments in a high quality, professional environment. We welcome beginners and all levels--no matter what your age!

2. The largest and most qualified music teaching faculty in Tampa.

We have a growing team of over 14 music teachers, all with either university or college training. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least three music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.



3. The widest range of music lesson times available six days a week!

We are the only music school in Tampa that offers music lessons six days a week from first thing in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.

4. A proven track record of excellence since 2015!

Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. Our full-time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over 100 families for many years.

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5. Fully stocked music studio.

Our studio is stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos, and more. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio for everything you need for music lessons!

6. All inclusive recitals.

Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it is to have their child participate in one of our bi-annual recitals. In May and December, many of our students choose to perform in our low-pressure, optional recitals.


7. Conveniently located on S Manhattan Ave in between Euclid and El Prado.

Due to its central location, our school is convenient and draws students from all over Tampa and South Tampa. We are easy to find with shopping and restaurants close by.

8. A comfortable parent’s area for our clients.

​With over 1400 square feet we have the most parent friendly waiting area in Tampa. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent’s area with comfortable leather chairs, Free Wi-Fi, magazines, ipad chargers, water cooler, healthy vending machine, TV and more. If you prefer you can sit in on your child’s lesson anytime you like.


9. Early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

We are a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 9:00 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 9 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.

10. Rock Star of the Month!

We reward one stellar student each month with our title of "Rock Star of the Month.


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11. Steel Pan Ensemble

We are the only commercial school in Florida (and possibly the nation) to offer a Steel Pan Ensemble. This is a great opportunity for students to learn, not only how to play the steel pan, but also to play with a group!

12. Rock Band

Our students have an opportunity to not only learn privately in their lessons, but also a chance to play together as a band. This not only enhances their private piano, guitar, bass, voice and drum lessons, but gives an entirely new musical experience.

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Musical Ladder System

13. Trophies, Certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.

We are the only music school in Tampa that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!) Trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies, wristbands and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool "Musical Ladder" wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder is our unique method of music education that you can only get here. More importantly, when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here.

14. Month to Month Lessons!

Our desire is to inspire our students with the love of music. WE do this through teachers and music that our students love. Unlike other programs, we do not require semester minimums for lessons. You can begin anytime! To stop lessons, we just need a 30 day notice.


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15. Picture Day

We are the only music school in Tampa that offers a picture day for their students. Every May and December we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. This is a service that our student’s parents love as they all want quality photos of their children. Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

16. Office Staff

We are the only music school to have office staff ready to serve our clients from morning to night. When you call, we are ready to answer the phone and quickly respond to your emails. We pride ourselves on high quality customer service and we know timely communication is important to you.

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