About Us – Music Lessons in Tampa

Our Story

Barrett School of Music in Tampa was born in the Summer of 2011 when Laura Hollis began teaching in home music lessons in Tampa. She had just graduated with her B.A. in Music Studies from USF, studying Opera. Quickly, her little band of students turned into a full-fledged music school in Tampa. Although she was overwhelmed, she decided to hire a new teacher. Then came the business and lots of late nights learning and progressing. We are now a team of nearly 20 performing musicians and college educated professionals.

Now we not only offer music lessons in Tampa, but we launched in Miami in the Fall of 2017. Our Tampa Music School will always be our local gem and flagship studio.

Our Music School in Tampa

There are lots of places to go for music lessons in Tampa. However, our music school in Tampa offers maximum convenience coupled with the highest quality.

Our teachers come to you! Our highest volume areas are South Tampa, Brandon, The Heights and New Tampa and Lutz. But we teach all over Hillsborough County. Don’t fight traffic. Don’t worry about coordinating schedules for your whole household for one 30-minute lesson. Let us come to you. You can continue working at home or take care of other household responsibilities while another family member receives quality music lessons.

Also, our teachers are the best. Each member of our team has a college education in music and performs regularly. Music lessons in Tampa are a dime a dozen. But each lesson is not the same. If you’re disengaged during your lesson or not motivated to practice, it could be a lack of experience or education from the school or teacher.

student performing after music lessons in Tampa for kidsOur Philosophy

Because of the amazing people on our team, we can uphold an amazing teaching philosophy. First, we spend time honing in on each student’s goals and motivations. Some of our students audition for major universities with huge music programs. Others want to play in their school talent show. Still others just want to play the songs they like at home. We will facilitate your achievement, whatever that may mean. We won’t create cookie cutter musicians, using the same books for everyone.

Next we use your natural strengths. We call this an asset-based approach. During your music lessons in Tampa, your teacher may notice that your rhythmic understanding is amazing. So we will arm you with rhythmically complex pieces. You’ll sound amazing!

Additionally, we will use songs and styles you love to teach the pinnacles of musicianship. We want well-rounded musicians, and our success rate and retention is through the roof. That’s because our content is unique to each student, but each lesson is also chock full of technique and music theory as it relates to your repertoire.

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Barrett School of Music

We have experienced instructors who teach piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet and other instruments.
Phone: 813-293-4594