At Tuned In, our primary focus is on group instruction. This is because we believe that music is best learned, created, and enjoyed in community, as we are immersed in it and sharing it with others. But that doesn’t mean we don’t do lessons.

Many musicians want private lessons. We realize that. We have all studied privately ourselves, most of us for years with highly qualified professional musicians and educators. Some may want private lessons as a supplement to group instruction, and some may just want a more customized format between them and the musician-educator. Our musician-educators love to teach, and so if private instruction is what you want and need, we are here for you to meet that need. And we love teaching private lessons too! The one on-one mentor model is a lot of fun, relational, and highly effective.

All private lessons take place at our downtown Olympia site.

Take a look at what we provide and give us a call. It is our goal to provide the greater Lacey, Olympia area with affordable and conservatory quality personalized private instruction and lessons.

Conservatory quality private lessons at Tuned In are designed to give you the best overall instruction you need, and to prepare you for what it is that you want to be musically. If you just want to have a lot of fun and  play the music you want to play, and  learn how do it better, we can help you do that. We will discuss and teach you however about how to look at the music a little more carefully because we believe that music is never just music. Music has meaning, and as musicians, we should all seek to appreciate that better. But if you want to learn how to be prepared for the rigorous auditions of the military bands, scholarship committees, or conservatories—we can do that too.  The purpose behind private lessons is for you to have regular one-on-one privatized instruction, just for you, according to your needs. Private lessons are $40 an hour (usually for one hour per week) or $20 for a half hour (usually once a week).

Already in lessons somewhere? Would you like to see if you are being adequately prepared? Call us today to see about a free assessment.


Private Lessons in Trumpet, Wind instruments, Improvisation,  Composition, and Piano

Sean-David began teaching privately nearly fifteen years ago after graduating from Berklee College of Music. He has worked with trumpet players, piano players, flute players..(and more), and teaches what you want to know in a relatable and easy to understand way. As a musician, SD spent years struggling with what it meant to want his own musical voice (and not to sound like someone else). If you are seeking to find your individual voice in composition, on your instrument, or in improvisation, SD would love to help you find it.

If you want technical skills and preparation, SD can help you. Sean-David knows what is required of musicians for entrance into premier music opportunities. He has exceeded the necessary standards of entrance to the US Army Bands, Berklee College of Music, and even musical theater positions.

SD has been teaching piano and keyboard for over 15 years and has vast experience playing piano and keyboard as a musician, composer, and accompanist for students, and sacred music/church settings. He also has a passion for music theory and loves finding ways to make theory, chord scales, and song form easier to understand. If that sort of thing has always boggled or frustrated you, but you know it is important and want to learn, give SD a call.

IMPORTANT NOTE: At this time SD only has openings during the early afternoons. Unfortunately there are no late afternoon (after 4PM) openings for lessons with SD. Public and private school students needing a later afternoon slot will need to either go on our waitlist or wait for a summer earlier daytime slot or class. We do have a handful of new classes starting this July.


Private Lessons in Piano

Jordan is a recent graduate of Vanguard University (Bachelor of Arts in Music). He is a Northwest native, experienced musician and educator, and passionate about music and piano. Jordan loves working with young children and has a unique approach often giving his students opportunities to write and create their own music early on.

Jordan is currently not accepting new private students.


Private Lessons Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Acoustic (Upright) Bass

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 training includes extensive study of classical and jazz music culminating in a master’s degree in music performance from Northwestern University. Jeffry also served as the sole bass guitar instructor for the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps and developed a bass teaching curriculum that was approved for use at the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music.


Private Lessons in Guitar

Ben is 18 years old and a senior high school. He has been playing guitar for about nine years. He studied privately for about 4 years and has been teaching private guitar lessons for two years now. Ben is a skilled acoustic and electric guitar player, and proficient on ukulele and mandolin as well. He is a regular on the worship team at a local church, both for corporate worship on Sunday mornings and for youth group nights. He has also played in bands for numerous youth camps and is spending a portion of his summer teaching guitar at Fusion Music Camp in Latvia, for the second year in a row. We are excited to add Ben to the TIA team as a student teacher. Students love him and he is doing great work.

Ben is under the mentoring of TIA faculty and also teaches our GAB classes. An adult TIA faculty member will be present and supervising each of Ben’s classes at all times. Ben came to the academy with full recommendation of leaders in his community network, and having previously proven himself as a mentor in our Eastside Elements ensemble.


Private Lessons in Voice

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 a vocal soloist, in choral groups, and teaching voice. Molly teaches voice from a classical approach and has an extensive background and passion for musical theater, classical vocal and choral work, and opera.


Private Lessons in Voice, Piano, or Songwriting

Jenna began teaching privately nearly fifteen years ago after graduating from Berklee College of Music. She has worked with vocalists, piano players, and singer songwriters of all ages. Jenna teaches what you want to know in a relatable and easy to understand way.

If you want technical skills and preparation, Jenna can help you. She knows what is required of vocalists for entrance into premier music opportunities. She has extensive experience and education in a variety of styles from pop, jazz, folk, and blues to musical theatre. Jenna is also active with the National Federation of Music Clubs. Her students will have the opportunity, if they choose, to sharpen their skills through healthy competition on piano or voice.

Jenna is currently only teaching Jr. Vox Acapella and Vox Acapella and a few select private students.