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Private Lessons

The Center provides opportunities for students to study one-on-one with our highly qualified faculty and community artists through our Private Lesson Program.

This program will provide opportunities for individual arts instruction in the following areas:

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Guitar
  • Piano

Please email [email protected] for information on private lessons.

The Private Lesson Program at the Carrollwood Cultural Center provides opportunities for beginning and experienced students to study and develop their talents with highly qualified professionals in a safe, artistic environment. All lessons are held in the main building of the Carrollwood Cultural Center.

Our Instructors

Our faculty members are highly qualified and experienced artists in their area. CLICK HERE to view their photos and credentials.

Getting Started

Private lessons can begin anytime throughout the year. 

To register, call (813) 922-8167 or email [email protected] If emailing, please include what time and days you are available and a contact number. Your inquiry will be forwarded to an instructor who will contact you to answer questions and schedule your lesson. Depending on your goals, lessons can be scheduled individually, or on-going. 

You may request a specific teacher, or you will be matched with an instructor who will contact you to get acquainted, discuss goals for learning and schedule an initial interview.  Students with previous experience will be assessed and an instructional plan will be determined. 

Registration involves completion of an enrollment form, and payment of tuition.

Enrollment & Tuition

Private lessons may be scheduled in 30, 60 or 90-minute sessions. Rates are $1 per minute.

Semi-private or special projects may be available with instructor approval. Rates vary. 

Payment may be made by check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.  


Make-ups for missed classes and cancellations are not guaranteed and at the discretion of the instructor.  If the teacher cancels a lesson, they are required to provide a make-up for the student at no additional charge at a mutually agreed upon time slot. As courtesy, please contact your teacher as soon as possible if you know you are unable to attend your lesson.


If the student is late, the lesson will still end at the regularly scheduled time unless the instructor agrees to extend the lesson.  When a student is running late, our instructors are required to wait until at least half of the lesson time. After that point, the student is considered absent.  No make-up or credit given.   

Emergency Closings/Inclement Weather

The decision to close the Center is based on many factors such as power outage, safety concerns, the National Weather Service and state advisories.  All reasonable attempts will be made to contact students in advance.  In this type of situation, a make-up or credit will be given for the missed class.