Find a music lesson in Tampa, FL

Find music lessons in Tampa, FL

Find music lessons in Tampa, FL

Share a few details and we'll show you the best music classes in your area.
Zip code

Find music lessons in Tampa, FL

Share a few details and we'll show you the best music classes in your area.
Zip code

Top 10 music classes in Tampa, FL

Students agree: these Tampa music lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Susan Moore’s Voice Studio

Susan Moore’s Voice Studio

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Robert W. says, "Susan is a wonderful teacher.She is well versed in the techniques it takes to improve your singing. My experience with her over the last 3 years has been life changing. Not only has my singing evolved leaps and bounds from when I started but I gained a friend and confidant. If you put your trust in her and put in the work you will not regret it. Her knowledge is a treasure and I’m thankful for this wonderful teacher." Read more
Lessons By Alex Crosby

Lessons By Alex Crosby

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
25 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Evan T. says, "My 9 year old son has had such an amazing experience learning guitar from Alex. He is so kind and patient. The material he starts with is fun and makes it exciting for him to learn. Thank you, Alex." Read more
Brian Lindner Music

Brian Lindner Music

5.0(4)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Clay S. says, "Brian is helpful and encouraging. He makes useful suggestions. I am making good progress under his guidance. I recommend him highly." Read more
Beginner Piano Lessons

Beginner Piano Lessons

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Julia H. says, "Jennifer was very nice and I felt very comfortable with her. Will definitely be continuing lessons! " Read more
Learn To Play The Right Way Guitar Instruction

Learn To Play The Right Way Guitar Instruction

5.0(3)
7 hires on Lessons
Serves Tampa, FL
Mandy C. says, "He is very friendly. Shows up on time and responds quickly. He does a great job breaking down the information in a way that is easy to understand. I would highly recommend." Read more
Riverview Music Studio

Riverview Music Studio

5.0(1)
4 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Katharine S. says, "Joanna possesses a wealth of knowledge and is very patient and kind. Would definitely recommend! " Read more
Chris Peters Guitar

Chris Peters Guitar

5.0Exceptional(34)
Top Pro
Offers online services
81 hires on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Danny L. M. says, "I've had 2 lessons and I've learned something the other instructor I had I seen him 4 lessons and he called in sick twice and the only thing he showed is how to play Happy Birthday" Read more

Your Music Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do music lessons cost?

Music lessons cost $40 to $90 per hour. Most teachers offer weekly lessons in order to provide regular feedback, keep students motivated, and provide enough opportunities to learn new techniques and pieces of music. More frequent lessons do not provide enough time to practice and master skills between lessons.

To save money on music lessons consider group lessons, which are often cheaper than private lessons and allow you to learn from other students. Another option is to take online lessons which tend to be more affordable than in-person lessons and can be a great way to learn from a qualified teacher that isn't local. Finally, look for scholarships or grants to help pay for music lessons.

At what age can you start music lessons?

The best age to start music lessons depends on the individual and their interests. Most experts agree that children can start learning music as early as 3 or 4 years old when they can communicate and follow instructions. There is no age that is too late to take music lessons – even seniors can benefit from learning or improving their musical skills.

Studies have shown that children who are exposed to music at an early age have better language skills, memory, and problem-solving skills. Music lessons help improve fine motor skills like hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity which are important for other activities like writing and drawing. Learning to play an instrument can also build a child's self-confidence and help to develop a child's creativity.

How long does it take to learn an instrument?

The amount of time it takes to learn an instrument depends on the instrument, the student's age, and the amount of time they practice. In general, it takes several months to a year to learn the basics of most instruments including how to read music and play basic scales and chords. With regular practice, students can expect to play simple songs within a few months.

Piano, guitar, and percussion instruments are some of the easier instruments to learn. Strings and horn instruments take a bit longer to learn. Becoming proficient at any instrument takes several years of lessons and regular practice.

Do I need an instrument at home to take music lessons?

No, you do not need an instrument at home to take music lessons, but it does make it easier to practice and improve your skills. Without an instrument at home, you will need to find an instrument to practice between lessons if you hope to improve.

Before investing in any musical instrument, you will want to talk with the music teacher to find the instrument that is right for you. Guitars are a popular instrument for beginners since they are relatively inexpensive to buy. The flute is another simple instrument to learn and is a good choice for students who want to learn to play an instrument quickly. Pianos are a more costly instrument but are a popular choice for families since everyone can enjoy playing the same instrument.

How do online music lessons work?

Online music lessons are similar to in-person lessons, only the teacher and student are not in the same physical location. Using video conferencing platforms such as Skype or Zoom, the teacher and students can communicate with each other from the privacy of their homes.

In order to take advantage of the affordable online lessons, you need a computer and internet connection with good audio and video quality to avoid frustration. The teacher and student join the video call and the lesson proceeds in the same way they would for an in-person lesson. Online music lessons require more focus and patience and are not suggested for very young students.

What questions should I ask a music teacher?

Here are some important questions you should ask a music teacher before you start taking lessons:

  • What is your teaching style?
  • What is your experience teaching music?
  • What are your rates?
  • How long are your lessons?
  • What is your availability?
  • What are your expectations for students?
  • Can you provide references from your current and past students?

How do I choose a music teacher?

Choosing a qualified music teacher is important for those wanting to learn or develop their musical skills. Find a teacher that fits your schedule, budget, and learning style by following these recommendations:

  • Look for a teacher with a degree in music or years of experience teaching your preferred instrument.
  • Make sure the teacher with a teaching style that suits you. For example, if you learn better with a more formal teacher that focuses on technique, don't choose a teacher that is more relaxed and focuses on creative, free-style playing.
  • Find a teacher that is affordable for your budget and has availability for lessons that fit your schedule.
  • Confirm that the teacher will help you reach your goals whether it is to learn a new instrument, read music, learn music theory, or just have fun.How do I choose a music teacher?

Reviews for Tampa music classes

Recent success stories from people in the Tampa area.
Drew D.
Alex does a great job helping my teenage son learn to play guitar and helping him learn the songs and style he likes. Alex is also good about working with your schedule.
Lessons by Alex Crosby
Phil S.
He works well with people....he understands that not everyone grasps music quickly. Very patient man.
Brian Lindner Music
Elizabeth S.
Jenn has the kindest heart and the most patience. She posted herself learning new songs and watching her struggle made meet fell more confident.
Beginner Piano Lessons
Carol R.
Husband is very happy with David and learning after his first lesson. We will continue weekly lessons for now
Learn to play the right way guitar instruction
John F.
Great teacher, no pretense, he assesses and molds a plan around you for your goals. Highly recommend Chris.
Chris Peters Guitar
How Lessons.com works
Search

Search, get cost estimates, contact teachers, and book—all for free.

Compare

View profiles, read reviews, check qualifications, and see prices before hiring.

Hire

Ask questions, confirm their availability, and hire the right tutor when you're ready.