In 1988 Tish founded Rum Tum Music Company to produce original music for children, perform family concerts, and have an outlet my her songwriting. A few years later, Tish started teaching guitar to a few young students and quickly expanded to include teaching piano, flute, ukulele, and recorder. Over the years, Tish has brought group singing into each pre-school, private program, and elementary school in Ashland.
Tish believes in the power of music and singing to increase self-confidence, communication, self-awareness, and bringing people into community. She believes that her role with students is to guide them and foster a relationship with music that is possible in their own voices. Tish believes in supporting the learning process step by step; encouraging every gain and accomplishment, big and small.