March 23, 2017

Something Awesome is Coming: Help Us Keep the Music Going

We do not ask for money much, this is by intention, although some would probably say we ask too much, and others not enough. But we are about to embark on a major move as an academy, and if you love music, the arts, and the Olympia community, we would be so grateful if you…[READ MORE]

March 20, 2017

Welcome Molly Semon to the TIA Community!

Welcome Molly to the TIA team! Molly has accepted the invitation to join the TIA team and we are excited to have her. Molly is a graduate of Western Washington University, and while young, in addition to having a degree in vocal performance with a classical approach, she already has an extensive background working as…[READ MORE]

February 27, 2017

Exciting New Opportunities to Learn Music and Have Fun this spring at TIA!

Piano & Keyboard Piano Lab (Mondays @ 2:30-3:00PM) Piano Lab is a fun and simple class for absolute beginners in a small group format. This class is perfect for ages about 7-9, and sometimes a little younger. In this class, students enjoy the benefits of a private lesson and the fun and community of a…[READ MORE]

Jeffry Larson: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Acoustic (Upright) Bass

We are very excited to welcome Jeffry Larson to the TIA Faculty! Jeffry has had a long and varied career in music that spans over four decades. He began his musical studies at four years old when he started playing the violin. He picked up playing guitar and bass during his teenage years. Jeffry’s formal…[READ MORE]

January 31, 2017

Year Four in Brief Review

  2016 was a very busy year at TIA, just the way we like it! Our academy is at just under 100 students now, and this is year four. Our goal from the beginning was to reach 100 by year 5. As we continue to grow at a more rapid pace than we imagined, we…[READ MORE]

January 13, 2017

Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many schools and some places of employment may have the day off as a holiday. We plan to still have classes and lessons as we always do on this day. This is in no way an expression of our lack of care for Dr. King, his legacy,…[READ MORE]

January 12, 2017

Should My Child Give Up their Instrument or Music Altogether?

In full disclosure, I would not call this a frequently asked question. I would however say that this is a question we have been asked more and more in recent years. I think the question itself on the lips of parents speaks to two primary realities that I would like to address first, and then…[READ MORE]

December 1, 2016

Winter is Here!

We have had a great fall semester at TIA! Winter semester is now in full swing, but we still have some openings. See below for details!   Winter Semester (13 Weeks) First day of winter semester classes and lessons is Tuesday January Spring Break   April 3-7 Spring Semester (11 Weeks) April 10 through June…[READ MORE]

September 10, 2016

New KAB Section Launching This Month!

Friends, We are excited to announce that it looks like we have enough to launch a new section of KAB. We are looking at the following time for this class: Tuesdays 5-6 We can start as soon as everyone can have the book, which would probably be safe to plan for September 20. This would…[READ MORE]

August 6, 2016

Piano Possibilities for Continuing Students this Fall

Attention moms and dads with children or teens that already play piano! We have openings in two continuing classes for this fall. A KAB Kids class that will meet Monday evenings from 5:15-6:15 and a Teen KAB class that meets Tuesdays 3:30-4:30. KAB Kids Mondays 5:15-6:16 This is a rather advanced KAB Kids class. Any…[READ MORE]