Norman Taccati
Lutz, FL
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Norman Taccati

Norman T.

Lutz, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been helping beginners and other more experienced musicians to learn to play the piano for 23 years. We can start from scratch and advance through five levels of piano methods. I have used various published methods over the years depending upon the experience and age of the student. I emphasize fundamental techniques of piano playing and music reading. A good piano player can eventually play any style he or she would like to focus on. It is never too late, you can begin to learn to play piano today!

About Norman T.

I am located in the Tampa, Florida area and I live in Lutz. In addition to providing lessons in your home, or in my studio, I am now available for online lessons through the TakeLessons Classroom! 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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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.

*** Specialties ***
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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Hank T.
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Thank you!

Posted Oct 16, 2020
Lynda D.
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Knowledgeable in saxophone. Patient and explained things well

Posted May 15, 2020
Kenneth C.
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Outstanding instructor, only the first lesson with Norman but he explains everything in detail, and makes it easy to understand and learn. KC/USMC Retired. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted May 14, 2020
Christopher
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Norman is a great teacher. I have never played a guitar in my life, and he is helping me tremendously. I would recommend him to anyone.

Posted Sep 4, 2019
Skylar N.
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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.

Posted Jan 28, 2019
Steve
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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..

Posted Jan 8, 2019
Mack S.
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The lesson was very relaxed, informative and productive. Look forward to my next lesson. I'm 63 and just beginning this journey.

Posted Mar 16, 2018
Liam
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Great first lesson, my grandson is looking forward to learning from Norman

Posted Feb 16, 2018
william
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Great first lesson. Very personable and engaging. Looking forward to my remaining lessons.

Posted Sep 9, 2016
Jennifer L.
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Extreme professional and kind. I can't wait for my next one. Respectfully Jennifer

Posted May 4, 2016
Bob P.
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very detailed/structrered and patient...! very pleased with the manner in which Norman is delivering the lessons. Bob

Posted Sep 22, 2014
Paul D.
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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.

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Jordan D.

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.

Posted Apr 6, 2013
SamZ

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

Posted Jun 3, 2012

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Experience

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!

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.

Education

Master of Divinity
Aug 1991 - Dec 1994

Southwestern Seminary

Bachelor of Music
Sep 1973 - Jun 1977

Columbus State University

Languages

Music.

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

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.

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