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Music academy relocates to Lutz

hillsevbiz020516: Ingrid Yen plays the violin at a Tampa Bay Music Academy recital. Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Music Academy.

hillsevbiz020516: Ingrid Yen plays the violin at a Tampa Bay Music Academy recital. Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Music Academy.

Since Tampa Bay Music Academy relocated to Lutz on Jan. 4, it already has seen an increase in enrollment. Executive director John Tracy said shifting from Odessa, where the academy has been located since 2011, provides a more central location for his students that come from all over the Tampa Bay area.

"It's really taken off quickly at the new location," Tracy said. "We're excited about that."

Tampa Bay Music Academy offers private and group lessons, and classes for students of different ages and musical abilities. Though the majority of the students are younger, school age children, the academy also has adult students who come to better their musical skills.

Tracy said it offers lessons on instruments such as drums, cello, flute, piano, saxophone, viola and violin, as well as voice and singing lessons. Group classes, such as beginning guitar, are available, as well as group lessons which have two or three students with one teacher.

Seasonal groups, such as rock band class, youth choir and chamber string ensemble are offered, lasting six to eight weeks. A free trial lesson is offered to any student.

Tracy points out that his faculty consists of highly trained and talented musicians.

"We tend to attract really high quality teachers with advanced degrees who are some of the best musicians in Tampa Bay," said Tracy.

Tampa Bay Music Academy is located at 4941 Van Dyke Road, and is open 2-8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. It's closed on Sunday. For more information, call (813) 445-3125, or visit tampabaymusicacademy.com.

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Music academy relocates to Lutz 02/04/16 [Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:51am]
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