We are your resource for quality and affordable private & group music lessons in the Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Tacoma areas, and online via Skype or Facetime.

With more than seven trained, seasoned, and professional musician-educators on faculty, our focus is on quality, relational, and thorough education to real people, not numbers. We keep our class sizes small for lots of hands on, fun, and relational music making and teaching. We offer music instruction in band instruments (such as trumpet, trombone, saxophone, and clarinet), percussion (drums and mallets), piano, voice, and guitar. TIA faculty are graduates from excellent programs at schools like Berklee College of Music, the number one music school in the world, Western Washington University, a top ten music college in Washington state, and The University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, one of the top ten music programs in the country.


What We Do

The public and private schools often offer music programs such as band, choir, and orchestra. These can be wonderful programs but even then, some public and private school students are unable to partake for whatever reason.  The Tuned In Academy exists for everyone in the Olympia/Lacey area, or within the commuting distance if you’ll drive to our downtown Olympia studio. Any student, adult or child, from public, private, or home-school can be a part. This is conservatory quality instruction, at an affordable price. [Read More]



Small Group Master Class Format

Our small group classes are much more like master class than what you may think of when you read the words group class. Even our largest groups are still smaller than most classes (no more than 8-10 students). But most of our small group classes have between 3-6 students in them and become sweet close-knit little master classes where we get to know each other real well, learn in community, and have a whole lot of fun!


Our Mission & Values

Our mission is to train students of all ages to create music with excellence and to see its greatest value not in the music itself, but in how it can serve others.

As a non-profit*, we also exist to provide music education to everyone, and strive to make it accessible to those most in need of community, hope, and freedom from poverty, addictions, and pain.

Values drive an organization’s mission.  At Tuned In we value people. In fact, while we love music, we realize that it is merely an art form, an expression, and a medium. We value community (and people) as inherently more valuable than any medium or man created thing- including music. [Read More]

The Tuned In Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit academy.


What Others Say About Us

Read the endorsements, and see what parents and students are saying about their experiences at the Tuned In Academy. [Click Here to Read Reviews]



The Tuned In Musician

There have been many excellent books written for musicians that deal fairly extensively with the issues, challenges, and concerns of what has been called the inner-musician. Specifically, texts such as The Inner Game of Music, The Mastery of Music, and Effortless Mastery, just to name a few. These books are written by some of the worlds finest musicians, and offer some excellent advice to the musician. This book however seeks to dig deeper, or perhaps further back would be a better description…[Read More]



Social Media

Check out #TIAexperience and #communitymusicmaking on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what our students are up to on a weekly basis!