Tampa Bay Music Academy

Music with no age limit.

It’s never too late to fall in love with music – for the first time or all over again. Here at Tampa Bay Music Academy, there’s something for everyone, no matter your age. We have music lessons that fit nearly all of your musical needs and your interests – for the preschool, high school or college student, as well as the young professional, career adult, or retiree. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for piano, guitar, saxophone, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute or drum lessons today!

Your Weekly Lesson Appointment Can Be Scheduled Mon. – Sat.

An exceptional experience.

As a trusted source for music instruction for over 20 years, Director John Tracy and his team of talented teachers are proud to offer a music academy to the Tampa, Florida community that has a reputation for an uncompromising commitment to excellence and special care taken for every student. We remain absolutely committed to providing an outstanding enrollment experience beyond any other in the region.


Most of our students come from the Tampa Bay communities of Odessa, Lutz, Citrus Park, Westchase, and Land O’ Lakes, but we also have many who travel from other parts of the Tampa Florida area, like New Port Richey, Trinity, Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar, Carrollwood, and South Tampa. Most of our beginner students take a 30 minute private piano, violin, or guitar lesson, once each week, from one of our degreed, experienced teachers, but we also have beginner, intermediate and advanced students taking private cello, saxophone, viola, voice, and drum lessons.

4941 Van Dyke Rd.
Lutz, FL 33558


How Piano Lessons Make Your Child Smarter, Happier, and More Confident

How Piano Lessons Make Your Child Smarter, Happier, and More Confident

When your five- or six-year old goes skipping into her first piano lesson, most parents aren’t thinking much beyond whether she will like her teacher and whether she will have a good time. A few of us may have long-term goals in mind like future musical opportunities or even improved math skills. But did you know that piano lessons can also make your son or daughter a better student, friend, and future employee? It’s true—and here are six reasons why. Piano lessons improve academic performance. Many people already know that music lessons have been linked to better math scores, but did you...

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Meet the New Teacher:  John Chatterton

Meet the New Teacher: John Chatterton

Tampa Bay Music Academy is excited to welcome John Chatterton as the newest member of our music faculty!  He has been hired to teach cello and piano for TBMA. John is a rising composer/performer/teacher aspiring to dedicate his musical life to collaboration. As a composer, John has worked with composers such as Steven Stucky and Christopher Theofanidis, and ensembles such as Gaudete Brass Quintet and the Mivos String Quartet, both of whom performed his pieces “Picayune” for Brass Quintet, and “I Dream My Dream” for String Quartet. In June of 2013 John attended the Chamber Music Institute at...

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“You’ll love your private music lessons because our music teachers love teaching, customizing our teaching approach to fit how each student learns best – from preschool students to adult students. We keep the learning fun as we work with you to ensure that you make steady progress and succeed in all of your musical goals.” – John Tracy

Our Director, John Tracy, shares about the importance of parental involvement in a child’s musical development: