The Briar Thomas Conservatory

The Briar Thomas Conservatory

5.0Exceptional(41 reviews)
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Here at Briar Thomas Conservatory, students are offered a well rounded and comprehensive music education. We have private lessons, group classes, a student choir, and toddler classes. It's fun for the whole family! Students also go on monthly field trips to experience the impact of music on the world around us. When you enroll here, you get so much more than just your average music lesson!

All our teachers are incredibly passionate about teaching. We pride ourselves in motivating and inspiring our students in new and interesting ways. Students are given a nurturing and wholesome environment in which to grow, make life long friends, and explore their own musical interests.


Current Top Pro
Hired 15 times
15 employees
24 years in business
Serves Puyallup , WA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Paypal


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Leslie M.

    Finding The Briar Thomas Conservatory has truly been a blessing! We signed up our youngest daughter for piano lessons here and quickly saw that this facility is much more than just musical lessons. Amora the owner goes above and beyond with not only obtaining the best instructors, but providing a fulfilling experience for the entire family. The students are enriched with musical history, group projects, family field trips and so much more. I only wish we found her sooner. If you are hesitant about joining her school, DO NOT HESITATE. Amoras passion for teaching music is so evident that you can feel it throughout the school. You will not regret joining.
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    August 08, 2022

    Sara F.

    Amora is so professional, kind and talented. My daughter looks forward to going to her lesson each week, to continue to learn from her. It’s not just a piano lesson, Amora creates a community of curious learners by including field trips to various places around town where the kids can experience music together, see various types of performing arts and share thoughts and ideas. We’re so happy with our experience with Amora.
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    June 15, 2022

    Emily A.

    We felt comfortable the minute we arrived to our meet and greet appointment. The studio is so welcoming. I have been impressed with our experience and continue to be amazed at what a wonderful teacher, Amora is to our daughter and to all her students. We are lucky to have found such an amazing place!
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    June 07, 2022

    Trissa U.

    Miss Amora and her music program is absolutely amazing! She is truly an expert at what she does and just an exceptional music teacher. Not only are my kids learning piano but they are learning the history of music and so much more! I am so grateful that we are now part of Briar Thomas Conservatory music program. The only thing I wish was we would have signed up sooner. :)
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    June 04, 2022

    Nastasha W.

    Amora is one of the most passionate instructors I have ever met. I’ve taken music lessons since I was in elementary, and she has helped create a new love of music for me. My entire family loves nights when we have music lessons (choir, drums, piano, voice) and we are always wanting to learn new instruments! I recommend BTC to anyone looking for lessons!
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    June 04, 2022

    Molly L.

    Ms. Amora is an incredible teacher with an incredible program! Lessons with her are a highlight of our school week. My children thrive under her gentle and patient guidance and she is an absolute wealth of knowledge and expertise. We all love to spend time in her cozy and tranquil studio. She was able to provide our family with a piano for at home practice free of charge (an expense that had prohibited our children from taking lessons in the past) and the amazing studio field trips are another huge bonus. Its clear just by talking with her how deeply Ms. Amora cares for her students. We couldnt have hoped to find a better piano instructor.
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    May 13, 2022

    Frequently asked questions

    Lesson times are divided into subjects following the Faber and Faber methodology. Time is spent covering the main lesson unit of the week, where students are taught musical concepts, dictation, notation, phrasing, terminology and pedaling. 

    Technique is then addressed, to help students learn how to apply lesson unit concepts, as well as how to achieve maximum precision and efficiency in the mastering of their instrument. 

    Performance pieces are included in each lesson, to train the student in choosing ideal pieces for their level, and personality. It is also an essential aid in learning stage presence, how to play for the audience, as well as performance etiquette. 

    Classical Repertoire across a vast variety of genres is chosen based on students level and field of study. These pieces are chosen based on upcoming performances, auditions, adjudications, and entrance exams the student may face throughout the year. 

    Students are required to complete all scalar studies, including but not limited to: All major Pentatonics, All Major and Minor Diatonics from memorization in order by the Circle of Fifths, all Modal Scales, Chromatic ascending and descending scales, as well as Whole tone Scales. 

    Students (age 8 and above) also are required to study music history, and are asked to submit a weekly biography of a chosen composer covering all genres of composition, as well as major music events in history. 

    Each lesson also includes units on Theory and Composition, where students are guided through, theoretical analysis, chord structure, note-spelling, scale structure, chordal analysis, comprehension of complex rhythmical patterns, SATB dictation, key signatures, time signatures, and composition construction.  

    Amora has been a Music Educator for over 20 years, teaching in various settings throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as Western Europe. A specialist in Piano, Flute, and Vocal performance, Amora also offers extensive knowledge in Musical Theory and Composition. As a highly trained and certified Music Therapist, Amora has worked in schools across Western Europe, bringing music to life within communities of special needs children and adults. Now settled in the great Pacific Northwest, Amora offers lessons to students from all over the country, who come to receive her instruction and expertise.  


    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory
    Brass Lessons