December 23, 2015

Serenading Seniors

We spent some quality time serenading the seniors of the South Sound this year, and I am convinced it is an important part what TIA is becoming, and what community minded musicians everywhere should be doing. This season we visited The Colonial Inn, The Olympia Senior Center, and Capital Place to bring the gift of…[READ MORE]

December 18, 2015

Music as a Gift: Community Music Making

At the academy, one of our core values is people. We also believe that music is more than mere commodity, but a gift that exists for the sake of community. What does that mean? It means that we believe that while there is nothing inherently wrong with the sale of music recordings, concert tickets, and…[READ MORE]

December 11, 2015

Caroling at The Colonial Inn Retirement Community

Our motto is where music matters and makes a difference. And it matters to us deeply that our students learn and experience what that means on multiple levels. We also desire that we as an academy can make a difference in the community. Yesterday a handful of our fine students volunteered to take the time…[READ MORE]

October 7, 2014

Come Join Us Around the Sound

One of our core values is that we value presentation over performance, because music is more than mere entertainment or amusement, but art, and a gift to be presented. To live this out, the academy will always be seeking to find ways and opportunities to serve the community through music, not just putting on concerts….[READ MORE]