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 Olympia area private music lessons take place at our downtown Olympia site. In Olympia we offer conservatory quality, affordable, and fun private music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, trumpet, trombone, and saxophone. We also offer private music lessons in Tacoma at our satellite site. In Tacoma we offer the same TIA experience through private lessons in clarinet, flute, saxophone, piano, and voice.

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).

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

Jimothy holds a bachelor’s degree in performance from The University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, studying with concert pianist Awadagin Pratt. Jimothy continued his classical studies after CCM with pedagogue Robert Jordan, and has been teaching in Baltimore, Maryland for 10+ years. He is an accomplished pianist, organist, and keyboardist currently working as Gospel Choir Director in Tacoma, Jazz pianist for the Indigo Jazz Band, and has performed Classical music recitals to date.

Jimothy is currently accepting students all day on Wednesdays.


Private Lessons in Guitar

Thomas is a Northwest native (originally from Portland). He is fun, energetic, and comes with a solid education and serious experience as a musician and singer/songwriter. Thomas holds a degree from SFA (Stephen F. Austin State University) and is excited to join the team. He has taught music both in the classroom to groups and in private lessons, and has worked with numerous bands and as a soloist as well. Thomas can play some serious blues and rock, among other things.

Thomas is currently accepting students on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.


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.

Molly is currently accepting students on Fridays and Wednesday mornings through 1PM.


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 teaching Vox Acapella and a few select private students. She is also accepting students on Friday early afternoons.


Family Private Lessons?

Do you have a large family? We do occasionally offer private lessons for the whole family to learn together, drop us a line today about family lessons!