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Press Release: Sara Maniscalco Promoted to School Administrator

Press Release: Sara Maniscalco Promoted to School Administrator

Wednesday, August 2, 2017—Tampa Bay Music Academy, Tampa's premier music conservatory serving Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco County Florida, is pleased to announce that seasoned faculty member Sara Maniscalco has been promoted to the role of School Administrator. She will serve alongside Executive Director, John Tracy, who said, “I am excited that Sara has accepted this important, strategic position in the future of our school.  She has proven to not only be a great teacher and musician, but also a very capable leader and team player.  I firmly believe that she will be a key part to the continued growth of our student body and will help us maintain our dedication to excellence in the educational product that we produce as a team.” Sara’s new duties will include oversight of all studio scheduling, new student assimilation, and oversight of faculty and staff. Please join the TBMA family in extending a well deserved congratulations to Sara Maniscalco! # # # About Tampa Bay Music...

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Help! I’m Playing in a Recital!

Help! I’m Playing in a Recital!

It’s spring time, and it seems like the music recitals are popping up just as quickly as the flowers. Recitals provide an opportunity for students to showcase progress, receive inspiration from other students, and receive support from parents and friends. But they also force us to deal with the nemesis of musicianship: stage fright. From the student’s perspective, the specter of stage fright looms bigger than any potential benefits—so big, in fact that some may want to forego the recital...

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Spring is In the Air: Are Your Kids Practicing?

Spring is In the Air: Are Your Kids Practicing?

When spring taps us on the shoulder after a long winter, most of us want to spend as much time outside as possible. I can still remember sitting at the piano one lovely spring day as a young piano student, plinking out a practice exercise while behind me the screen door was open and my friends ran around the front yard whooping in delight. Talk about spring fever! If we’re honest with ourselves, we all have times when we just don’t feel like practicing. So how can parents motivate their kids...

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When Should My Child Begin Violin Lessons?

When Should My Child Begin Violin Lessons?

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Meet the New Teacher: Marie Sorenson

Meet the New Teacher: Marie Sorenson

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Meet the New Teacher: Amanda Cappello

Meet the New Teacher: Amanda Cappello

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School Is Starting: Should My Child Start Music Lessons Now?

School Is Starting: Should My Child Start Music Lessons Now?

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Pictures from our Summer Recital

Pictures from our Summer Recital

"The students of Tampa Bay Music Academy did an outstanding job performing for our summer recital on June 27" "We are so proud of our TBMA students. It was a great summer recital! Well done everyone!" From Summer Recital 2013, posted by Tampa Bay Music Academy, LLC on 7/01/2013 (109 items) Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher...

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Choosing Your Child’s First Guitar

Choosing Your Child’s First Guitar

Is your child ready for guitar lessons? Are you planning to buy him a cheap one at Wal-mart to see if he sticks with it before you make a big investment? STOP!! Before you buy that flimsy one-size-fits all model consider this: Your child is much more likely to stick with his guitar lessons if you buy him a quality instrument that sounds good and is comfortable to play. Wouldn’t you be frustrated if you learned to drive in a car that stalled every mile or so, had no air conditioning or radio,...

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