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"Our mission is to educate, guide, and inspire the students of the future."

About Us


Founder and Artistic Director

Mrs. Giampietro Trifonov is an expert piano pedagogue, concert pianist, and entrepreneur holding a Masters and Bachelors Degree from Eastern Washington University in Piano Performance. She is an active performer and has presented solo and chamber music concerts in Latin American and in the United States. 


Mrs. Giampietro is a strong believer that music can inspire a greater positive change in the community and in the world. Prior to becoming the founder and director of Piano Performance Arts Academy, Mrs. Giampietro worked with non-profit organizations such as Instruments of Change and Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay, bringing music lessons to children in economically disadvantaged areas. In her teaching philosophy, Ms. Giampietro is interested in discovering her students' “inner voice” while fostering musicianship, and the art piano playing. 


Her award-winning students have been featured in national and international competitions, and in 2019 they were invited to perform at the Gala Winner Concert for the Pittsburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall. They have also consecutive times the Highest Honors in the Royal Conservatory of Music for their piano examinations.


As an avid promoter of music education, she is a sought out adjudicator at piano festivals and competitions. While still completing her graduate studies in piano, she received the Spokane Music Teachers Association and Steinway & Sons Award for young exceptional teachers who fostered artistic growth and music education in the community.

She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, in addition to Florida and Tampa Music Teachers Association.



C0-Founder and Senior Faculty

Ms. Ximenes, a native of Kentucky, studied early in her life at the Conservatory of the Royal College of Music of London in Zimbabwe. After graduating from Georgetown College, with bachelor’s degrees in piano and music education, she taught music privately and in schools from the elementary level to university for 28 years in Brazil.


Ms. Ximenes returned to Kentucky in 2000 and earned her master’s degree in piano and music education from Campbellsville University, where she then served on the faculty. She also taught at Lindsey-Wilson College and the Community Music Program at the University of Louisville.

Prior to joining Piano Performance Arts Academy, Ms. Ximenes maintained a private studio since 1972, in Brazil, Kentucky and since 2016 in Tampa Bay. She has performed in Brazil, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, and Florida as a soloist, an accompanist, and chamber music ensembles.  


Ms. Ximenes is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Florida State MTA, Mid-State MTA, and The National Guild of Piano Teachers (Teacher Division of the American College of Musicians).

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We Offer Classes in Three Locations:
Wesley Chapel, Tampa Palms & Riverview.
Choose your preferred location for your lessons!

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