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]

March 4, 2017

Bass Guitar Foundations

Come learn bass guitar with Jeffry at TIA! Description: This class will cover all the essential areas necessary to develop a strong foundation in playing the bass guitar. Topics will include: left and right hand techniques, tone control, fretboard familiarity, essential scales, and understanding bass line construction. Basic rock and blues styles will be explored…[READ MORE]

Electric Guitar Foundations

Come learn electric guitar with Jeffry at TIA! Description: This class will cover the fundamental concepts and techniques for playing the electric guitar including: correct picking and fingering, common chords, rhythm patterns, essential scales, riffs and lead lines, and guitar and amplifier tone control. Basic rock and blues styles will be explored as they form…[READ MORE]

March 1, 2017

Is My Child too Young for Music Lessons?

Is my child too young for _______ lessons? Wouldn’t it just be a waste of money? You could fill in the blank with any instrument there really. This is not a commonly asked question. Recently I was asked this for the first. But I felt compelled to answer because the response is one that should…[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]