We offer in-person and online private lessons, as well as classes and ensembles.
Acoustic pianos, electronic pianos and keyboardsFind Out More
Electric and acoustic guitars, and ukuleleFind Out More
Electric bass and acoustic bass guitarsFind Out More
Drum set, band & orchestral percussion, mallet instruments and ethnic percussionFind Out More
Singing and voice training for public speakingFind Out More
Violin and violaFind Out More
Flute, clarinet, and saxophoneFind Out More
Recorder, penny whistle and other simple flutesFind Out More
Trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium and tubaFind Out More
What Our Clients Say
My teacher’s very kind and he teaches a lot more than the violin. He teaches all about the history and a lot about music in general.
Ramzi’s music instruction was not always so grand. Previous to learning from Cameron, my son was receiving private lessons. The instructor had a wealthy resume and over twenty years of professional experience. It seemed as my son was learning and progressing. I was naive about music instruction so I had blind trust. I was excited to find excel music due to its professional atmosphere. I was happy to be outside of a home based instruction. Excel music was close to our house and many of Ramzi’s classmates were also attending music lessons there. It is without a doubt that due to Cameron’s instruction, Ramzi has excelled into the bright, confident musician he is today.
I like how my teacher gives me challenges every week. It’s not always too easy and it’s not always too hard.
I like that my teacher encourages me to learn more and more music and he gets me music that I want to learn.
My teacher doesn’t choose a song for me she lets me choose a song. Most singing teachers that I’ve done, they gave me a book, but she lets me pick a song and work through it page by page which help me get better and better.
I like that sometimes I can tell my teacher a song that I like and we can do the piano version of it.
Why Excel Is The Best Choice
Serving the communities of Wesley Chapel, New Tampa and surrounding areas with outstanding music education, in the same location, since 2006.
Music education is the studio’s only focus
Excel Music is NOT a music store. We’re a music SCHOOL. A lot of...
Teachers’ only responsibility is teaching music – they don’t sell anything
Our teachers just teach. They don’t have to work a sales floor o...
The same tuition every month – no surprise “5th lesson” charges
Our monthly tuition stays the same every month. Everyone gets the ...
Private make-up lessons
Even the best students have to miss a lesson every once in a while...
Comfortable waiting room – not a showroom
Relax! Have a seat, read a magazine, browse the web or get some wo...
Multiple instructors per instrument
We have many teachers on staff that teach the same instruments –...
Lessons available for all instruments & voice
We have teachers for all standard band, orchestra and contemporary...
University trained teachers that relate well to their students and love to teach music
We love a great resume as much as anyone. Unfortunately for you, a...
Optional low-pressure recitals
Our recitals are awesome! We always use a giant grand piano, a bea...
Instruction for ages 5 and up
Beginning at age 5, there are recommended ages for starting variou...
Private lessons for multiple family members
The lady up the street is very nice and teaches piano. That’s gr...
Lesson observation monitors in every room
This means there are cameras in the rooms and we record video of t...
No “zoo windows” in the lesson rooms
This one goes hand-in-hand with the one, to the left: if you can o...
Students are able to choose any style of music
In truth, beginning students on any instrument start with pretty m...
Desk staff available to assist you every day
Our friendly, highly-trained and courteous office staff is there t...
Who we are
About Excel Music
Excel Music was founded in 2005 and opened its doors on July 23, 2006. It has served Wesley Chapel, Tampa, New Tampa and the surrounding communities by providing a path for self-improvement, to thousands of students, through music education.
Excel focuses only on music education for all instruments and voice. We are not a retail store that offers lessons. Our students have become college music majors and professional musicians, as well as doctors, lawyers, teachers and many other types of happy and successful members of society. We are humbled by, and grateful for, the trust we receive from our families, and by the achievements of our students—whether in music, life, or both.
It is our mission to contribute to the positive well-being of our community through our family of music educators and promotion of the arts.
Sheri and John Thrasher created and have owned and operated Excel Music since its inception. Professional musicians for 25 years, Sheri and John decided to come off the road to be a part of one community and to create a path for others to experience the joy and love of music that had always been in their own lives. While not “rich and famous” musicians, the two spent a lifetime seeing places and meeting people that would expand their horizons and enrich their lives. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, they thought, if some of their students were able to experience the joy that they had had, from a life lived through music?