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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – March 12, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – March 12, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Dear TBMA Family, Like you, Tampa Bay Music Academy is concerned about the occurrence of the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus).  As we respond to the ever-changing environment it is the safety of our students, their families, our staff and faculty that remains our highest priority. While we continue to closely monitor recommendations and protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health departments in regard to COVID-19, we remain committed to providing you convenient you with quality music education. At this point, we have no plans to close the school any sooner than our already scheduled Spring Break, which begins on Monday, March 16th.   Here are a few precautionary measures that we are taking at TBMA: Our teachers will ask each student to carefully wash his/her hands prior to the start of each lesson. We are increasing the frequency of wiping down and sanitizing our...

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When Should My Child Begin Violin Lessons?

When Should My Child Begin Violin Lessons?

Most children begin to show an affinity for music at a very young age. Some children start showing an interest in musical instruments as young as three or four years old, and five is the age many piano teachers recommend beginning lessons. But stringed instruments are a slightly different story. A violin is more complicated than a piano. So what’s the best age to begin taking violin lessons, and how do you know if your child is ready? What’s the Right Age? Technically speaking, there’s no...

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Meet the New Teacher: Marie Sorenson

Meet the New Teacher: Marie Sorenson

Tampa Bay Music Academy is thrilled to welcome Marie Sorenson to our guitar faculty! Marie has experience in teaching lessons, playing freelance guitar gigs in the area, teaching theory and music technology, and composing. We know she’ll be an excellent addition to our team. Marie is working toward a Master of Arts degree in Digital Journalism and Design from the University of Florida St. Petersburg. She is an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College where she teaches and develops...

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Meet the New Teacher: Amanda Cappello

Meet the New Teacher: Amanda Cappello

Tampa Bay Music Academy is pleased to welcome Amanda Cappello as the newest member of our teaching staff! Amanda will be our first string teacher, giving us the opportunity to serve the needs of violin students in addition to other concentrations. Amanda studied music at the University of South Florida where she received both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in violin performance. She began teaching private lessons in 2006 and also has experience in directing music competitions and...

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

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

If you’ve stepped into Wal-Mart lately, you’ve seen first-hand that the back-to-school frenzy is in full swing. Kids are agonizing over whether to choose the messenger bag or the leather satchel, and parents are wavering between soccer or drama club for their youngsters. It seems logical to embark on your child’s music education at the beginning of the school year, but will it be adding too much to an already crowded schedule? Now Is The Time The short answer is: The beginning of the school...

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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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Meet the New Teacher: Katie Bournival

Meet the New Teacher: Katie Bournival

Tampa Bay Music Academy warmly welcomes Katie Bournival to our teaching staff! Katie will be teaching voice and piano lessons with us and brings extensive experience in both fields to the table. Katie studied Music with concentrations in Voice Performance and Piano at Clearwater Christian College and Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at Plymouth State University. After graduating in 2008, she taught private piano and voice lessons and served as the Theater/Musical Director for Northbay Christian...

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Why TBMA Uses the Faber Piano Lesson Curriculum

Why TBMA Uses the Faber Piano Lesson Curriculum

  At TBMA, our favorite method series for piano students is the Faber Piano Adventures method. We love this method because it promotes both good technique and musical artistry from the very beginning. In this post, we want to take a closer look at the Faber method, detailing what parents can expect as their children set out on their first musical journey. CLICK HERE to watch a demo video of the "My First Piano Adventure" curriculum used at TBMA with 5-6 year old students. Great Pianists...

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