Tia Nieuwsma

Tia N.

Lake Stevens, WA
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

I've been teaching clarinet since 2012 and been playing woodwinds for over 10 years. Embouchure, fingering, sight-reading, posture, and tone quality are some of the topics I cover.

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Tia teaches



Tia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2012

Tia graduated from Dordt College in 2014 with a BA in Music Performance and Pedagogy. An avid vocalist and single-reed woodwind player, she has been studying music for over 15 years with a variety of teachers, and has experience in the Jazz, Musical Theatre, Praise, and Classical styles. Tia has done well at state-level competitions and honor bands/choirs for both single-reeds and voice from middle school through college, whether for NATS or WMEA. Each lesson is tailored to the individual student's goals and needs, and each lesson combines both physical technique and imaginative style/performance to create a balanced musician with a deep understanding and love for the art form.


B.A. Music Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Dordt College


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Tia as both saxophonist and vocalist with the Dordt College Jazz Band.
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Tia plays tenor saxophone in this video from the Dordt College Concert Band.
Tia is featured as both saxophonist and vocalist with the Dordt College Jazz Band.
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6 Reviews

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Wanda K. Aug 7, 2019
Singing · In home

So wonderful and caring. Tia set me at ease and let me know it was all going to be just fine and then she proceeded to teach me and make the experience fun and interesting. Wonderful experience!

Laurel J. Jul 4, 2018
Saxophone · In home

Tia is friendly, and extremely helpful as well as knowledgeable. We love that she can come to our house.
The people we've talked with to set this up were also helpful and courteous.

Michelle Sep 1, 2017
Singing · In studio

Tia is great! She improved my range by almost 2 octaves in a month!

Erin Jul 9, 2017
Singing · In home

Tia knows her stuff! She is personable, fun, helpful and I always look forward to our lessons!

Caitlin V. Jun 24, 2017
Singing · In home

My first lesson was great! Can't wait to do more!

Kember Y. Mar 10, 2017
Singing · In home

Tia is great with our young daughter, she's enthusiastic and Kember looks forward to her lessons every week!

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