We think that music is so important and beneficial to communities and individuals that everyone should have access to a quality music education.
A professional teacher coupled with keyboards, computer games and electronic rewards, all make learning piano fast, fun and pro-active. There is never a dull moment!
Our program aims to make music education accessible to children of all walks of life. Thanks to generous supports from foundations and individuals, we offer scholarships to those who may not have the income to afford lessons. We also offer the use of the classroom keyboards outside of the lesson time.
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..
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.