​The Musical Arts Piano Conservatory
​Lessons and Classes for Every Age

2101 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606  USA
  Location next to Downtown and Hyde Park
 Easy on/off to Interstate 275​
813-294-1348

Piano is Our Passion!
Welcome!
You have found the premier music training facility
in our community.

SUMMER LESSON PROGRAMS
AND
PIANO CAMPS!


Now Registering
for
Fall Programs
 Space is limited

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 * New students *
should register for the Fall Term
as soon as possible ... as space is limited
All registrations should be complete
and lessons/classes started
for the Fall Term
by September 4th, 2018
(day after Labor Day)

Returning students resume week of August 20th, 2018

Proud Partner  Yamaha Pianos

Welcome new prospective students and/or parents!
 Please enjoy our website and please email or call if you have questions.  

Meet Our Team
Click on photos to read bios

Our Mission
To provide the finest musical instruction available
utilizing the latest proven methods and approaches in the training of young people and adults.  
We are committed to fostering joyful and heartfelt music making at the piano.

The piano is the most versatile of instruments.  
It is a solo instrument, an accompanying instrument, or can be part of a group.  With our ten fingers we can create the magic
of emotional expressions
through music
while playing
this beautiful instrument.

​We'll show you how!

Parents and Adult Students Log Into Student Portal Below

Students signing up for first time go to "Register Here" page

Along the Musical Path...

 
We teach
Classical Through Modern Music
                     and the Appropriate Techniques

       For students who are young beginners, there are a variety of excellent age-appropriate method books and supplemental songbooks from which to choose.  Based on our experience as teachers, we select the best and most effective of these modern teaching materials for students in their early through mid-elementary levels.  When students reach late elementary levels, they are usually ready to learn and  experience the easiest of classical music.  This includes music from the    Baroque  (1685-1750), Classical (1750-1810), Romantic (1810-1890) eras, in addition to Modern.  As they progress, they move through more challenging repertoire from these eras in conjunction with pop, jazz, blues, movie themes, and other music they may enjoy.   This progression continues into the advanced levels.
     Every step of the way, students are taught a level by level curriculum of all aspects of Music Theory, and the appropriate piano techniques including scales, chords and cadences, arpeggios, octaves, scales in thirds, exercises, and classical technical studies called etudes. This way they develop a musical theoretical understanding coupled with the  technical ability to perform
the music at their level.
Our curriculum is not based on any one system or set of requirements from institutions such as the Royal School, the National Piano Guild, or National Music Teachers Associations.  Rather, we synthesize the best of these curriculum suggestions and guidelines into our training.  Where appropriate, we enter students into the most appropriate evaluations, festivals, and competitions based on their preparation, talents and achievements .  This is in keeping with our philosphy that while our training must be top notch, our students themselves are individuals and not every setting may be appropriate or comfortable for them.  We are  sensitive to their needs and always want to show them at their best!

​Piano Camp for Young People

Ages 7 and Up             
 $225 per week---------------    50% discount for 2nd child
    All Levels Welcome!

 July 16 - 20, 2018     9:00 am to 1:00 pm    

Our Piano Camp features lots of creative time and focused learning at the piano.  Children work in small groups learning to compose and create music as a starting point to learn all the basics of music notation and reading. More experienced players learn to improvise, compose, and notate their own songs.  They learn together the correct techniques at the keys.  Each day every student receives a short private lesson, plus supervised practice time to learn the best way to accomplish tasks at the keys while learning new songs.  Kids of all levels will play in duets and piano ensembles together.  We utilize our Clavinova Piano Lab and all private studios at the Conservatory during the camp weeks.  Kids will have a break time and should bring their own snacks each day.  This is a wonderful camp for beginning students and motivated intermediate and advanced students who want to increase their creativity and joy in performing with other students.

There is a recital performance at the end of the camp week at the Conservatory.
Ready to Register?  Click Here.

Combining Traditional
and
Online Performance Venues

     Our students gain exposure as performers in live recitals both here at the Conservatory and at local concert hall venues.  Here at the Conservatory, students are encouraged to perform in one Performance Workshop per month and receive coaching on their performance abilities and their individual pieces.  Students have the opportunity to perform on the formal stage in front of a live audience at least twice per year.
       We also encourage and assist our students in putting their  performances on their very own YouTube channel.  We will regularly update our Facebook page with recent student performances.  Starting 2015-2016, we will also have online streaming student and faculty concerts,  plus video concerts
for web visitors to enjoy.

Technology

     We are committed to incorporating proven technologies in our training as well as our business approach.  This includes everything from online student registration and payment procedures, email correspondence and e-scheduling, to online Music Theory activities and music games.  These are fun and proven ways to enhance and improve students' music reading abilities and Music Theory levels.  In addition, our students are able to video their lessons for later review or a parent/grandparent may remotely view the lesson live via Skype.

Our Students Become Young Recording Artists

     We assist our students in making their own CDs and DVDs with our digital in-house equipment.  These recordings are great to use as  gifts for family or to use for entry submissions in competitions.  What a thrill for students to have their on DVD!  In this way each student develops a library of their own musical performances which they will treasure and share with others for the rest of their lives.
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