The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its missionis to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
TSA Tally history
The Salvation Army of Tallahassee has been faithfully serving our community since 1951. Our program and services may have evolved, but our motivation has stayed the same. We desire for everyone who comes in contact with The Salvation Army to have a life changing experience with Jesus Christ.
The Salvation Army Tallahassee
2410 Allen Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Ryan and Amber Meo have served The Salvation Army of Tallahassee for 5 years. We are committed to pointing our community to Christ and finding new ways to engage our neighbors.
Meet our instructors
Madison has been playing piano since the age of 7, and singing her whole life. Sharing with others the joy, beauty and goodness that comes from learning music is her passion, and Madison is so excited for the opportunity to teach group piano and choir to the children at the Salvation Army Beginner Music Academy! Madison has been teaching private piano lessons for eight years, and group piano courses at Florida State University for two years. Madison has been an active church pianist since 2011, and enjoys helping direct choirs and encouraging congregations to sing their best. Madison holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is currently finishing her last semester of the Master of Music in piano performance program at Florida State University.
Savanah began taking dance classes at age 4 in Crawfordville, FL. In elementary school, she was invited to be part of the competitive dance team. She loved this opportunity to grow and to learn from other dancers across the country. In middle school, Savanah auditioned and received an invitation to join the Tallahassee Ballet Company where she performed in the Nutcracker and Peter Pan. She became a dance instructor at Studio 88 Dance Productions in 2010 and fell in love with the art all over again. “Watching children gain a passion for dance while working hard week after week to master new moves and tricks is so rewarding as a teacher.” Savanah has experience in many styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical/contemporary. Until 2016, Savanah regularly taught classes at Studio 88. Since then she has remained a substitute teacher and continues to volunteer time with the dance studio periodically. She is thrilled to bring dance back into her life regularly and to share it with the children at The Salvation Army in Tallahassee.
Lt. Ryan began learning the guitar in 2013. He now enjoys teaching others almost as much as he loves playing. He believes that teaching music to youth provides them with skills much more more than music. Learning to play an instrument provides kids with confidence, leadership, and perseverance.
Dinner: 5:30p ($5/child)
Students will participate in group lessons and learn basic, fundamental principles of contemporary/modern dance through a Biblical perspective. Throughout the semester, students will learn correct body positioning, alignment, artistry, and technique. Students will learn about contraction and release, fall and recovery as well as explore tilts, balance, spirals, etc. In addition to movement, dialogue will also be encouraged to discuss topics and emphasize the importance of our relationship with God. The class will also focus on worship through movement, movement prayers, and exploring prophetic dance. Through warm-up, across the floor exercises, and movement combinations students will learn skills that will help them learn choreography and minister through dance.
Students in guitar will learn lessons for beginners that focus on finger placement, strumming, sight-reading, understanding groove and chord placement, chord progressions, finger picking.
These lessons will focus on piano basics; learning to read notes, read rhythms, play scales, learn and play basic chords essential to play any style of music. Students will also learn basic music theory in this major.
This class is designed for students of all levels and aims to provide students with the opportunity to sing in an ensemble. Students will create vocal sounds in a variety of ways, sing songs and recognize musical patterns, learn to keep a steady beat, use artistic expression when singing, and learn how to sing properly through breathing techniques. Each student is expected to come to class prepared to learn how to sing in a group setting and learn to watch the conductor and interpret song-leading cues. Students will learn to blend into the vocal ensemble to create a song of worship.
Registration and Fees
The first step to sign up for our school is to register using the form below. We accept students from 5th-12th grade for dance, choir, piano, and guitar. Registration night will be before the semester begins, and that is where registration will be finalized. On that night students are officially signed up for their two desired classes and have their schedules. Class meets once a week on Tuesday nights.
Tuition is $20 a month for the first three students in your family. Additional students will be $15 per family. There is $20 supply fee (per family) due on the first week of class. This fee is non-refundable. The first month tuition and registration fee will be due on the first day of class. Subsequent tuition payments are due on the first Tuesday of the month. Payments are taken by Lt. Amber Meo at reception (cash with exact change, check, or money order). Checks and money orders are written to The Salvation Army of Tallahassee.
Dinner is available to all program participants for $5/child. Payment can be made in cash or check.
Meal and grocery delivery services became a staple for many families under Safer at Home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, already and newly vulnerable people were left with fewer options to provide basic needs like food for their families.