July 5, 2017

Summers are Tough

Summers are tough for small non-profits. Almost every student in this community band we started in Arkansas was here by scholarship. These by the way are probably double numbers for a class than what we currently enroll as well. How was this possible? Churches, community organizations, individuals, and families stepped up and supported the mission….[READ MORE]

July 4, 2017

Thanks Anderson’s Piano Service!

For those who may not know, Jenna and I personally cover the costs of repairs like this (over $600) as we do not want to have to pass the costs on to our TIA families. If you are in the giving spirit, we as always would welcome your donation and support so that we can…[READ MORE]

June 30, 2017

Summer Help

Dear Friends: My name is Sean-David. I am the Director of The Tuned In Academy, a local non-profit academy of music here in Olympia. You may have seen us in the Olympian. What you may not know is that all of our teachers are committed to a set of strong values and driven by a…[READ MORE]

June 27, 2017

Family Lessons

From time to time we get families asking about family Lessons (Multiple students sharing one lesson), this is especially popular with homeschoolers. Our Piano Lab is a great resource for this, and we are happy to help! Here’s how:   Regular tuition for the first child $40 per month for the first additional child $20…[READ MORE]

June 20, 2017

A Five Minute Practice Routine

This practice routine is for the student that may be unlikely to even sit at the piano or take out their instrument. Have you ever had a child that just doesn’t want to practice at all? I have used this with a handful of students, and some actually do it! And it works if they…[READ MORE]

June 17, 2017

The Double Harmonic Major Scale

  The Double Harmonic Scale is a fun scale that has a sort of exotic sound to it. This is also known as the Gypsy Major Scale or the Byzantine scale. The scale is built with the minor third in two places (between b2 and 3, and between b6 and Major 7): Root, b2, 3,…[READ MORE]

June 15, 2017

How to Develop a Practice Routine Continued, with Example Routine B

Here is another practice routine example. Again, this is just an example. This one is for students that may not be willing to practice four days a week, or maybe they are super busy and finding three days is a challenge. This is still 45 minutes of practice in a week! A lot can be…[READ MORE]