How to Choose a Music Teacher

How to Choose a Music Teacher

Let’s face it. Music teachers are a dime a dozen. Anybody can hang out a shingle and offer lessons, whether they’ve been playing their instrument for 5 years or 30. And choosing someone with a music degree doesn’t always guarantee a good fit either. Being a great...
Grand Opening in Lutz

Grand Opening in Lutz

  Tampa Bay Music Academy is excited to announce that we are moving to a new location!  Our years on Tarpon Springs Road have been wonderful and have brought many students into our TBMA family.  We will miss Odessa, but we are not moving far!  Our new home will...

Is It Too Late To Learn An Instrument?

As adults, we often look back with regret at the things we could’ve done, but didn’t. For many, music lessons top the list of those “should haves.” I have talked to many, many adults who lament the fact that they gave up music lessons as a child. These conversations...

Finding an Exceptional Music Teacher

Google “music teachers in Tampa” and you’ll get over 2 million results. It’s not hard to find a teacher. But it can be more challenging to find a great teacher. What separates the competent from the exceptional? Let’s take a look. Experience We’ll start with the...

VIDEO: John Tracy Interview Parts 3 & 4 – Business, Teaching, and Life Advice for Music Teachers

I really enjoyed my recent interview with Mimi West, the founder of “My Dream Teacher.”  She has posted a four-part video series from the interview session.  In the final two videos I advise music teachers on how to strengthen their networks and sharpen...

VIDEO: John Tracy Interview Part 2 – What Most Music Students Overlook

This is the second video of four that was taped as part of an interview with Mimi West, the founder of “My Dream Teacher.”  You can check out the website by clicking here.  I had a lot of fun answering a variety of questions about my music education in...