Inspired by El Sistema

Based in Tampa, Florida, the Sunstate Orchestral Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization inspired by El Sistema – a very successful music education philosophy that utilizes music as a vehicle for social change – El Sistema originated in Venezuela over 45 years ago has inspired thousands of educators around the world. We are passionate about introducing children at an early age to music, promoting a love for and engagement in music making.

Transforming lives through the power of music

Dedication to Teaching


Since 2020, the Sunstate Orchestral Program has presented programming that is designed specifically for less experienced newcomers to music creation. Our instructors are eager to help you and your family learn the fundamentals of working together to create music for themselves and their community. The Sunstate Orchestral Program welcomes you to join our family.


We offer the following learning:

  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Cuatro
  • Drums
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Oboe
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Viola
  • Violin


If preferred, our program offers private lessons which will help you reach your goals faster, as we personalize learning suited to your needs. This option will allow students to progress at an accelerated pace and also available online.


We can’t wait to get you and your loved ones started on the journey of cultivating valuable skills in music. We truly believe that our talented community of musicians will allow you and your child to expand their human experience through classical music training. Through teamwork, you, like minded members of the community, will work together to play beautiful compositions that stand the test of time.


We have partnered with wonderful community organizations across to share resources which will give us the greatest reach. All while helping us in our mission to provide music fundamentals to people all over the world.