Dear TBMA Family,

I hope this email finds you safe and healthy.

To help protect our faculty, staff, and students, and to comply with Hillsborough County’s mandatory mask ordinance, we will require all individuals entering and exiting our facility to wear a face covering, effective Wednesday, June 24 at 5pm.

The County Ordinance lists a number of exceptions that will be granted.  One of them states the following:

  • “The order provides exception for persons working in a business or profession where use of a face covering would prevent them from performing the duties of the business or profession.”

As a result, you may remove your mask once you are in the classroom for your lesson, IF wearing it restricts you from singing or playing your instrument, AND as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.

While we know this will be an inconvenience for some, we feel this measure, along with the other protective measures we have already implemented, will keep Tampa Bay Music Academy as safe as possible for everyone.

If, because of the mask requirement, you would prefer to attend your lesson virtually, online, instead of in-person, please communicate directly with your teacher.  

We also ask you to help us as we continue to practice the following preventative measures:

  1. Wear a face covering for your protection and the protection of others
  2. Practice social distancing by maintaining 6 feet of distance between you and others
  3. If you have any of the known Coronavirus symptoms (listed here from the CDC), or if you are in the category of a high-risk vulnerable person, we ask for you to stay home and take your lesson online, instead of in-person.  These symptoms include a fever in excess of 100.4 degrees, a cough, and/or shortness of breath. If you develop these symptoms you should call your healthcare provider and not attend your lesson in person.
  4. We ask each student to carefully wash his/her hands prior to the start of each lesson.
  5. We have increased the frequency of wiping down and sanitizing our instruments and equipment between lessons.
  6. Hand sanitizer is available on site for our students, guests, and employees.
  7. Our lobby will remain closed for now.  We ask that you wait in your vehicles between or during lessons rather than in our lobby, to reduce the amount of people that are in the building at any given time.

At Tampa Bay Music Academy, the safety and well-being of everyone who enters our doors is a top priority. Thank you for your flexibility during these unprecedented times, your ongoing commitment to music education, and your vigilance in supporting a healthy environment for our TBMA family.

Once, again, all individuals entering and exiting our facility are required to wear a face covering, effective Wednesday, June 24 at 5pm.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.  Stay Safe and Healthy!

All the best,
John Tracy, Executive Director
Tampa Bay Music Academy, LLC