Norman Taccati

Norman T.

Lutz, FL
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching private lessons on woodwinds, including the clarinet, for 23 years. I emphasize fundamental techniques of sound production, fingering and music reading to help you become the best player possible. I use various published methods for the clarinet depending upon your ability level. All styles of music are within your reach on the clarinet!
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Norman delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 1978

I am located in the Tampa, Florida area and I live in Lutz. I have enjoyed teaching and helping students of all ages for 28 years in achieving their goals in learning to play their instruments. Educated at Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree, I teach many instruments including piano, guitar, including Classical style, banjo, saxophone and clarinet. If you would like to start on the trumpet or trombone, I can help you as well. I specialize in working with the novice player, giving them a solid foundation in instrumental technique and musical knowledge. I can also help those who have some experience on their instruments who are looking to advance.

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My goal for every student is to experience learning their instrument in an environment that is both encouraging and rewarding. I exhibit patience with the student knowing what it takes to develop new skills and I work hard in helping each student feel at ease in expressing themselves. I have used many different materials and methods over the years, depending on the individual student's needs and desires to play their music. I do stress learning to read music notation so that you can approach with confidence any piece of music that you would like to play. With the proper dedication, every student can enjoy making music in a short period of time, progressing all the while in their musical journey.

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I have used many of the published methods for all of the instruments over the years. I am always open to any approach that will work for any given student.

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Instrumental Music Instructor
Nov 2015 - Present
Claudia's School of Music

Teach private lessons on piano, guitar, banjo, clarinet and saxophone to students of all ages. Prepare students to perform in two recitals yearly and and also help some to prepare for performance and theory exams administered by the Royal Academy of Music. Enjoy performing with my fellow teachers in a special performance at the recitals!

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Instrumental Music Instructor
Aug 1996 - Present
Creation of Music

Have taught and continue to teach piano, guitar, banjo, saxophone and clarinet to individual students in their homes, my private studio, and in private schools.


Master of Divinity
Aug 1991 - Dec 1994
Southwestern Seminary
Bachelor of Music
Sep 1973 - Jun 1977
Columbus State University


Professional Proficiency


Music K - 12 public schools in the state of Georgia
Jun 1977
Columbus State University

Taught band classes both in Middle School and High School.

Photos & Videos

At home with my piano.

Me with my son Travis!

Demonstrating the saxophone at a day camp this summer!
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10 Reviews

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Skylar N. Jan 28, 2019
Guitar · In home

Wonderful instruction for my daughter who is autistic. Patient and has the ability to bring out the best in her. I never thought we would find someone who would be able to teach her.

Steve Jan 8, 2019
Banjo · In studio

I’m as new as a student can be, I have zero music training. Norman was very slow with his instructions and has plenty of patience, I never felt rushed or inadequate. He was very encouraging, only time will tell if I can pick it up..

Mack S. Mar 16, 2018
Guitar · In home

The lesson was very relaxed, informative and productive. Look forward to my next lesson. I'm 63 and just beginning this journey.

Liam Feb 16, 2018
Guitar · In home

Great first lesson, my grandson is looking forward to learning from Norman

william Sep 9, 2016
Classical Guitar · In home

Great first lesson. Very personable and engaging. Looking forward to my remaining lessons.

Jennifer L. May 4, 2016
Piano · In home

Extreme professional and kind. I can't wait for my next one. Respectfully Jennifer

Bob P. Sep 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio

very detailed/structrered and patient...! very pleased with the manner in which Norman is delivering the lessons. Bob

Paul D. Jul 14, 2014
Piano · In studio

Norman is a great teacher. Not only is he able to teach how to play piano, but he also teaches enough theory to understand the music.

Jordan D. Apr 6, 2013
Saxophone ·

Top notch teacher.

Norman is an excellent teacher. I have been with him for just over a month now and I have came leaps and bounds. It's my first instrument that I have tried to learned and I can read music and play duets with him. He's friendly and very knowledgeable of the material also. I would say that in a couple months I will be dazzling my friends and family. So if your thinking about an instructor then Norman would be a great investment.

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SamZ Jun 3, 2012

Norman was on time, friendly, and knowledgeable. We just happened to find someone our daughter 'clicked' better with.

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