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 18, 2017

Major Scales for Piano

All of our students learn their Major scales. For some, a visual may help beyond reading the notation. Here is a fun one that is easy to follow. And here is a two octave fingering chart with all the Major Scales. We recommend just one octave for beginners, and we suggest not repeating the top…[READ MORE]

The Circle of Fifths

All of our students learn the circle of fifths. Here is a good colored visual for your reference. And here is a printable PDF version great for laminating to use for study and memory.

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]