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Learning Spanish in Tampa

Are you considering taking Spanish lessons in Tampa? Tampa is a city that is rich in Spanish heritage. At one time, Florida was a Spanish territory and reflects that rich heritage to this day. Famed Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon first claimed Florida as a Spanish territory in 1512. Now, more than 500 years later, Spanish architecture and culture abounds in Florida and the Tampa Bay area.

When you take Spanish lessons in Tampa, you’re among nearly 100,000 Spanish-speaking and Hispanic residents. Of the city’s more than 350,000 residents, more than 23 percent are of Hispanic or Latino origin. That means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage with native Spanish speakers and participate in Spanish-oriented activities, which can range from eating in restaurants that serve Mexican and other Hispanic foods, attending Spanish-oriented events, and visiting Spanish-oriented venues.

Fun Ways to Supplement Your Spanish Lessons in Tampa

There are many fun things you can do that will make the learning process much easier and more enjoyable. One is to simply watch Spanish-language television programming. UniVision and other programs often have translation captioning that allows you to read in English what is being said in Spanish. By watching these channels, you’ll more readily recognize various words and phrases and eventually understand what is being said without having captioning on at all. You also can listen to Spanish-language radio programs, which will allow you to hear native Spanish speakers.

Another great way to practice and better understand Spanish is to eat at Mexican, Cuban and other Hispanic restaurants where servers and others are fluent in the Spanish language. Even reading the menu in such establishments will help you to understand how nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and articles are situated in Spanish, while also giving you an opportunity to practice your Spanish speaking skills.

Inspiring Events for Learning Spanish

There are several local events that can help to keep you inspired to learn Spanish. One of the best is the Conga Caliente, which is an annual festival held at Al Lopez Park in Tampa. The festival usually occurs during the first weekend in September and features a variety of Spanish music, art, culture, food, and fun. The annual Tampa Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is another great annual event that occurs during the last weeks of September through October and into November.

Visit Old Tampa at Ybor City

The Ybor City Historic District in Tampa is one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the United States and has a wonderful mix of old and new Spanish architecture, homes, culture, and businesses. Noted for its settlement by Cuban and Dominican immigrants in recent decades, the Ybor City has a robust cigar industry that is popular among tourists.

Ybor City also boasts many great Hispanic restaurants, museums, music venues, art galleries, and more. One of the most popular annual events, La Verbena Festival is held each fall in Centennial Park. The free event is family-oriented and celebrates Ybor City’s cultural history with lots of food, music, dancing, and other attractions. A visit to Ybor City will keep you enthused to take Spanish lessons in Tampa.

These are just a few of the resources available to Spanish learners in Tampa. Visiting these venues and attending these festivals will not only help you improve your Spanish-speaking skills, but it will also keep you motivated to learn the language.

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Matthew K.

Clearwater, FL

About Matthew

Cheers. My name is Matthew. It's a pleasure to meet you. I play guitar, bass, drums and percussion all on a professional, weekly-gigging level. I would describe my style as motivating, tactful, patient, and both traditional and up-to-date / modern. I teach all styles, but I most enjoy transitioning North American rock musicians into the world of jazz, and especially SALSA / Latin, believe it or not! I have a Bachelors in Psychology (University of Central Florida), have toured Japan with my band, and I also release solo music. I have recorded in famous Tokyo studios and actually ended up living
in the Land of the Rising Sun for 4 years! I am Spanish, Japanese, and Portuguese speaking as well (English as my native language), having visited Colombia, Bali (Indonesia), Hong Kong, Japan, and more. I would love to teach you!

1. My location or yours
2. Have studied under MI (Music Institute) Hollywood Graduates
3. 10 years experience teaching music to all ages (Orlando to Tampa to TOKYO!)
4. Learn rock, jazz, blues, funk and other chords, the right way
5. finger-style to metal speed; various methods
6. Jazz tones, improvisation, voice leading, comping ...
7. Learn as a hobby, or choose to develop systematic practice regimens
8. Beginner to advanced
9. Profound understanding of how music works, as I play guitar, drums, bass AND percussion

*** Lesson Details ***
I am laid back, yet I make sure to motivate my students. I can tell if they are excited about returning home to practice, and I use this motivation as my center. I enjoy using music books part of the time, as well as metronomes. My style is well rounded, and I prefer to teach multiple genres because each new genre improves all other genres. But for instance, if you're ONLY into punk rock, we can buckle down and concentrate on just that. I am very democratic in my teaching style; YOU'RE the student, and I adhere to your goals while showing you what other music has to offer as well! Bring in your favorite CDs/mp3s; I can learn songs on the spot within minutes.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Marshall JCM Cab with Half Stack; PRS Torrero Guitar; Ludwig Drums; Fender Bass

*** Travel Equipment ***
Marshall JCM Cab with Half Stack; PRS Torrero Guitar; Ludwig Drums; Fender Bass

*** Specialties ***
Metal, punk rock, Afro-Cuban, jazz, rock;
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Reviews

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Marty D. October 29, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew is a laid back instructor who really knows what he is teaching. I am learning Jazz on the bass and I enjoy it very much. In just a short time i learned more with him than I did with my previous instructor . Would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn jazz.
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Dwight M. February 28, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Best instructor I had so far.

Matt definitely knows his stuff. I had 4 classes with him and I'm shocked at the things I've learn with him. Great schedule flexibility and makes you feel comfortable from the time you meet him. Has a great and spacious place to teach compared to other I had. Hes willing to help anytime with questions. I decided to keep him as instructor for now on. Thanks!
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SandraM1 April 30, 2011
Guitar lessons

I think he was to scared to teach my daughter. I also think he needs a better place to teach, and he needs to make the classes more fun for kids. Our first lesson wasn't a good experience.
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Matthew K.

Matthew K.

Clearwater, FL 33765
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Francia R.

Tampa, FL

I can teach all levels of Spanish from kindergarten through adults. I have done this for more than twenty years.I have a wide experience helping students to succeed in with the Spanish language and culture. I encourage them to use the language most of the time using different types of strategies which are easy to put in practice. like: association, repetition, memorization etc.

About francia

Hi my name is Francia R. I am a Spanish, native speaker and have an overwhelming passion for this language and languages in general. I studied French and English in high school and in college. I worked in New Jersey with adults teaching English but last school year I taught Spanish in PK as well as in 3rd and 5th grades a school, and enjoy it immensely.
I constantly make sure that I expose students not only to the language but also to the cultures of the Spanish speaking world.
I am extremely reliable, courteous and energetic and love to have fun with my students. I aim to promote toleranc
e toward all cultures and beliefs. While classroom learning is the reason that school communities gather, I believe that strong school spirit, pride, and connectedness are the values that bond a community together. My recent experience at the school has helped me develop important skills that will aid me in my new work. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Francia R.

Francia R.

Tampa, FL 33619
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$20 / 30-min
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Emilio G.

Seffner, FL

I have spoken the Spanish language all my life. I can read it and write it. Compared to English it is an easier language to teach. Although English is my primary language I can translate Spanish with complete basic understanding in which I can show others. I even have a simple and effective way you can apply what is learned and make it fun.

About Emilio

I began teaching as a volunteer while in the Navy. Over the years I became a trainer in the Military then later on in the Department of Corrections. I found I was really good at it and the students had excellent results which really motivated me.
This is something I enjoy doing which can not be taught in school. I have learned from awesome educators which applied great techniques. I understand why a person gets stuck in their studies and know how to apply a solution.
Thank you in advance for reviewing my profile. My educational back ground? I have 5 years of additional schooling above High S
chool with a grand total of 125 credits, but I never stood with one curriculum therefore I have no degree.
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Emilio G.

Emilio G.

Seffner, FL 33584
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$20 / 30-min
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Enrique C.

Brandon, FL

They will experience a fast understanding of the language itself and be able to communicate fast.

About Enrique

I have a Bachelor's in Education (Esl and Spanish Endorsed). I speak 4 languages and I have a vast experience in teaching languages. I was teacher of the year twice in a row for the years of 2013 and 14 with the Hillsborough County Public Schools. I'm very enthusiastic and patient at the same time. Together we can achieve all your goals and expectations if you have the commitment to learn any of the languages I teach.
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Enrique C.

Enrique C.

Tampa, FL 33606
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$20 / 30-min
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Joyce E.

Tampa, FL

I'm a native Spanish speaker who has been teaching Spanish for over three years. Within the first few lessons you will start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you will be able to have conversation using correct grammar and vocabulary. I use language immersion, useful websites and dynamic activities that will make your learning experience fun.

About Joyce

I’m a certified Spanish Teacher in the State of Florida with over 3 years of experience in education. I was selected as the “2015 Teacher of the Year” at Coleman Middle School in South Tampa. “Ms. Estrada has become a rock star, developing engaging lessons, challenging students to improve their language acquisition and developing her own persona as a teacher.” Joseph Brown, Principal at Madison Middle School.
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Joyce E.

Joyce E.

Tampa, FL 33606
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$20 / 30-min

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