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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 musician doesn’t always make you a great teacher. So how do you know which teacher is right for your child? Should you choose the neighbor who teaches out of her home or go with an established studio? Let’s take a look at some key indicators that you’re getting a quality teacher: Music education—While it’s true that not everyone with a music degree makes a good teacher, it’s still a reliable indicator of a person’s knowledge and experience. If you have the skill and determination to complete a music degree, that means you’ve been exposed to many different kinds of music styles, teachers, teaching methods, group involvement, and performance opportunities. And you had the gumption to log the 10,15, or 20+ hours of practice a...

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Meet the Drums!

Meet the Drums!

Drums form the rhythmic foundation for many kinds of music. While it may seem easy to tap out a rhythm, there’s a whole lot more to becoming a skilled drummer than just feeling a beat or pulling off a dramatic roll. If you want to learn the drums, you’ll need the guidance of an experienced teacher to help you become familiar with the different kinds of drums you’ll be using and teach you how to make them come alive. The Drum Family A basic drum set comes with four different types of drums....

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Meet the New Teacher: Dave Rudolph

Meet the New Teacher: Dave Rudolph

At Tampa Bay Music Academy, we believe investing in a great teacher is vital to creating a lifelong love of music. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Dave Rudolph to our team. Dave will be teaching drums and guitar with TBMA, and we look forward to sharing his expertise with our students and their families. Dave earned his degree in music performance from the University of South Florida in 2001. His musical career includes participation in a variety of ensembles, bands, and jazz groups. He...

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Your Brain on Music: How Music Lessons Train the Brain

Your Brain on Music: How Music Lessons Train the Brain

It’s long been theorized that people who study music also display stronger skills in other scholastic endeavors such as math and language arts. Studies have demonstrated links between early music study and higher test scores, but just how far-reaching are those effects? Do they end when the music lessons end? Hardly. What Scientists are Learning About Music and the Brain Studies of how music affects the brain have begun to deliver fascinating results. Recent studies point to changes more...

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Pics of TBMA Students and Faculty at America’s Got Talent Auditions

Pics of TBMA Students and Faculty at America’s Got Talent Auditions

America’s Got Talent partnered with Tampa Bay Music Academy in search for contestants for the season 10 competition. Students enrolled in our school were able to skip the line with a "Front of Line Pass" and some were even scheduled for a private audition. We look forward to continuing our relationship with AGT for future audition sessions. [srizonfbalbum id=1]

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