Thomas Harbin Music Studios

Learn to Play Music

Looking for a piano teacher who combines traditional classical piano lessons with modern popular styles?

A strong emphasis on practical music theory enables students to be equally capable at reading music and playing by ear. This inspires creativity and equips students to excel as soloists as well as playing along with other musicians.


Lessons are tailored to your musical goals

Reading, theory and listening skills combine to develop a well-rounded musician comfortable playing at home alone, for friends, or with other musicians.

What all can I learn?

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Singing + Playing
  • Songwriting
  • Recording + Beatmaking
  • Church Music

Where are lessons?

Lessons are taught at my home studio in East Nashville.

Parent Involvement

Parents of younger students are expected to attend lessons in order to learn how much his or her child should be practicing and how best to encourage a young music student. Students should aim to practices at least five days per week. A long practice the night before a lesson is not as effective is steady practice throughout the week.

Formal Education With Real World Experience

Piano and guitar teacher with formal education and real world experience

I have a masters in piano performance and pedagogy and a bachelor's degree in classical piano performance. I teach piano at Belmont University and work as a classical voice accompanist. I also have years of experience performing live with bands on keyboards, guitar, bass and vocals. My years of education and teaching experience while also working as a performing musician give me insights to to help you meet your musical goals.
I also write and perform as the lead singer of the indie band Mariela.


To some live performances