1001 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405, United States

EVERYONE DESERVES MUSIC

Our Values

Our Mission Statement

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The Tacoma Music Academy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization formed for the purpose of advancement of music education. 


Our mission is to provide quality music education opportunities to children of Tacoma and Pierce County, regardless of income and ability to pay; to make music education accessible to underserved populations; and to promote the overall developmental benefits of music education..

Svitlana Smaga, Piano Instructor/Board President

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Originally from Ukraine, Svitlana Smaga received her Masters degrees in Piano Performance from the Donetsk State Conservatory and Mariupol Music College, taught at the School of Arts in her hometown of Mariupol and performed  as a soloist and collaborative artist. After relocating to California in 2005, she served as a piano instructor and staff accompanist at the College of the Siskiyous. Svitlana also enjoyed a professional career as a collaborative pianist for Tacoma Opera. Svitlana is a registered Music Together ® teacher and a guest pianist for the internationally acclaimed Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet from St. Petersburg, Russia.