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Meet the New Teacher:  Sungho Jung

Meet the New Teacher: Sungho Jung

What do the Seoul Grand Symphony Orchestra, Suzuki string methods, and TBMA have in common? They’re all favorites of our new violin teacher, Sungho Jung! Tampa Bay Music Academy is pleased to welcome Sungho to our music faculty. As we start this new school year, we know our students and their families will enjoy getting to know Sungho as we pursue our love for music together. Sungho holds a D.M.A. in Violin Performance from Michigan State University and a Master of Music in Violin Performance from Boston University. He also earned a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a performance certificate from Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic. Sungho has performed with a number of symphony orchestras and chamber music groups throughout his musical education and career. In 1998 at the age of 13, he performed as a soloist with the Seoul Grand Symphony Orchestra in Korea. In 1999, he won second prize in the Namyang City...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – March 20, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – March 20, 2020

Dear TBMA Family, I hope this email finds you safe and healthy at the end of our Spring Break week.  I'm writing to confirm our plan to reopen Tampa Bay Music Academy on Monday, March 23rd, and resume our usual schedule for all private music lessons as previously planned.  The current public health restriction for organizations to not have any gatherings larger than 10 people due to the Coronavirus does not apply to our school since all of our private lessons are one on one. Please know that...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – March 20, 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...

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Meet the New Teacher:  Brian Array

Meet the New Teacher: Brian Array

Tampa Bay Music Academy is excited to welcome Nancy Medina as the newest member of our string faculty! Nancy has been teaching violin, viola, and music theory to students of all ages for over twenty years. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, she speaks both English and Spanish and enjoys providing a multicultural perspective in a variety of learning environments for her students. Tampa Bay Music Academy is thrilled to welcome Brian Array to our string faculty! Brian believes that starting lessons early...

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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...

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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...

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We Are Hiring an Administrative Assistant

We Are Hiring an Administrative Assistant

DO YOU WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM? We plan to expand our incredible team at Tampa Bay Music Academy in the near future by adding a part-time Administrative Assistant. If you are interested in learning more or applying for the position, please click here for more details. To learn about other employment opportunities, including faculty teaching openings, please visit the employment page of our website by clicking here.

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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,...

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Meet the New Teacher:  Shanna Thompson

Meet the New Teacher: Shanna Thompson

Tampa Bay Music Academy is excited to welcome Shanna Thompson as the newest member of our piano faculty! Shanna has over a decade of experience teaching piano to students of all ages. In 2013 she recorded a vocal and piano album in Melbourne, Australia while volunteering at a camp. In addition to teaching piano lessons, Shanna also sings worship music and describes herself as being on a mission to impact the world with music that honors God, promotes unity and love, and inspires true joy and...

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