Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

New location for music, art classes

Toby Hall, former Ray and founder of the Toby Hall Foundation poses with Inspire Studios co-owner Jason Rhodes and Jason's son, Jacob. The Toby Hall Foundation was the presenting sponsor of Inspire Studios grand opening celebration on Feb. 27. Photo Donna Green/Photos by DG.

Toby Hall, former Ray and founder of the Toby Hall Foundation poses with Inspire Studios co-owner Jason Rhodes and Jason's son, Jacob. The Toby Hall Foundation was the presenting sponsor of Inspire Studios grand opening celebration on Feb. 27. Photo Donna Green/Photos by DG.

Jason and Cristine Rhodes didn't let a flooded building ruin their goal of bringing music to children across the Tampa Bay area. Not long after they opened Inspire Studios in Port Richey last summer, the building flooded, leaving the couple without classroom space.

"My wife and I spent six months just driving all over the Tampa area bringing our music and art to the programs that needed it," said Jason Rhodes, co-owner of Inspire Studios. "Now we have an opportunity to be in the location we looked at years ago in the first place."

Located in Lutz, the new Inspire Studios building opened Feb. 27 and has everything for music and art.

"We're a music school," Jason Rhodes said. "But we're also a recording studio, and we're also a venue."

A big stage provides opportunities for bands to rehearse and perform, and for student showcases.

Inspire offers a variety of private music lessons and group music and art classes. It also has classes for homeschooled children and those with special needs, such as autism.

This summer, Inspire will hold camps for children of all ages.

The new location is also home to the couple's charitable programs, the Inspire Foundation and the Inspire Initiative. The mission of these programs is to bring music and art to those with special needs.

With the Inspire Initiative, the Rhodeses plan to provide free, weekly music and art classes to 125 homeschooled children with special needs.

Inspire Studios is located at 17815 Hunting Bow Circle. For more information, call (352) 410-3332, or visit inspirestudiosfl.com.

SHARE YOUR NEWS: If you have an item for Everybody's Business, contact Arielle Waldman at awaldman@tampabay.com.

New location for music, art classes 03/09/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 5:58pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Senate rejects slimmed down Obamacare repeal as McCain votes no (w/video)

    National

    WASHINGTON — The Senate early Friday rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans' seven-year campaign to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature health care law and dealing a huge political setback to President Donald Trump.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a vote as the Republican majority in Congress remains stymied by their inability to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" because of opposition and wavering within the GOP ranks. [Associated Press]
  2. Pasco sheriff's team of volunteer Jeep drivers go where few dare

    Public Safety

    Times Staff Writer

    He got the text in the middle of treating patients. He was needed in the morning — and so was his dark blue 2002 Jeep Wrangler.

    The Pasco County Sheriff's Office's newly-formed Volunteer Jeep Search and Rescue Unit stops for a moment to wait for fellow Jeep drivers to catch up during a mock search-and-rescue exercise and off-road training in Shady Hills in June. [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times]
  3. What you need to know for Friday, July 28

    News

    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

    Jermaine Ferguson takes the $5 entry fee from a visitor at Fort De Soto Park on Wednesday. Pasco County has done away with recession era park fees. What about Pinellas and Hillsborough counties? [LARA CERRI   |   Times]
  4. The Killers coming to Hard Rock Live in Orlando

    Blogs

    They're reliable festival headliners, and they're about to embark on a North American arena tour.

    The KIllers
  5. Back to School 2017: What you need to know

    News

    With the start of classes less than three weeks away, the Tampa Bay Times' back-to-school special report debuts today.

    The Times' annual back-to-school coverage debuts today with information families can use to start the new year. [Times files]