October Newsletter

October Newsletter

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  Who’s your Teacher?  McKenzie Hughes   What type of lesson do you take?  Ukulele   What has been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella?  Learning how to play ukulele and getting bracelets   What is your favorite color?  Orange   What is your favorite food?  Pizza   If you could join any band, what what band would you join?  Rock-n-Roll   What are your top three favorite sons and who are they by?  Ode to Joy by Beethoven, Boil ‘em Cabbage Down, Folk   What are some of your other hobbies other than music?  PE, technology

Who’s your Teacher? McKenzie Hughes

What type of lesson do you take? Ukulele

What has been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella? Learning how to play ukulele and getting bracelets

What is your favorite color? Orange

What is your favorite food? Pizza

If you could join any band, what what band would you join? Rock-n-Roll

What are your top three favorite sons and who are they by? Ode to Joy by Beethoven, Boil ‘em Cabbage Down, Folk

What are some of your other hobbies other than music? PE, technology


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 Voice and piano instructor, Kristen Keymont is a soprano from Massachusetts who relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 2015. She holds a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as well as an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Since arriving in Tacoma, Kristen has been active in the musical community, including singing with the Symphony Tacoma Voices for their 2017-2018 season, Tacoma Opera in their 2018 production of Carmen, Bellevue City Opera’s 2016 production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, and Puget Sound Concert Opera 2016 production of Puccini’s La Rondine. She has also been an avid supporter of local recitals, premiering Seattle composer Kam Morrill’s new works as part of the Wayward Music Series, as well as participating in Voices of Resistance, a benefit concert with all donations going to the American Civil Liberties Union.  As a vocal teacher, Kristen has four years of experience under her belt, teaching across all ages. She emphasizes a sensation based approach to teaching, allowing students to really feel the way their voice functions and apply their technique to any genre. Though classically trained, she has a love for all styles of music, including indie rock, musical theater, contemporary, jazz, and popular music. Students will learn how to embrace their individual sound and explore a clear, healthy vocal production, while performing repertoire that they are passionate about.      Teaching Philosophy:  I believe that my job as a teacher is simple - students should acquire a  love and appreciation of music, and more importantly, a love and appreciation for their individual  voice. I want all students to find pleasure in singing by finding a technique that allows them to  sing healthfully, clearly, and confidently, in any style that they choose. I do this by guiding each  student to find technique that helps them gain flexibility and strength in their voice, just as you  would while training any other part of the body. I treat singing as an athletic event and  encourage my students to pay close attention to their bodies and the way that they feel, rather  than how they sound. Singing is an extremely athletic, incredible, and difficult thing to do, thus  making it extremely rewarding. I speak about the the complexities of singing as an event  honestly, but also help them learn to let go of any insecurities that they may have in their sound.  Singing is a journey, and I am here to guide them through it as best I can.     Fun Fact:  She is currently in a performance put on by the Tacoma Opera called  Lucia Di Lammermoor  which is sung in Italian!

Voice and piano instructor, Kristen Keymont is a soprano from Massachusetts who relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 2015. She holds a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as well as an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Since arriving in Tacoma, Kristen has been active in the musical community, including singing with the Symphony Tacoma Voices for their 2017-2018 season, Tacoma Opera in their 2018 production of Carmen, Bellevue City Opera’s 2016 production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, and Puget Sound Concert Opera 2016 production of Puccini’s La Rondine. She has also been an avid supporter of local recitals, premiering Seattle composer Kam Morrill’s new works as part of the Wayward Music Series, as well as participating in Voices of Resistance, a benefit concert with all donations going to the American Civil Liberties Union.
As a vocal teacher, Kristen has four years of experience under her belt, teaching across all ages. She emphasizes a sensation based approach to teaching, allowing students to really feel the way their voice functions and apply their technique to any genre. Though classically trained, she has a love for all styles of music, including indie rock, musical theater, contemporary, jazz, and popular music. Students will learn how to embrace their individual sound and explore a clear, healthy vocal production, while performing repertoire that they are passionate about.


Teaching Philosophy: I believe that my job as a teacher is simple - students should acquire a

love and appreciation of music, and more importantly, a love and appreciation for their individual

voice. I want all students to find pleasure in singing by finding a technique that allows them to

sing healthfully, clearly, and confidently, in any style that they choose. I do this by guiding each

student to find technique that helps them gain flexibility and strength in their voice, just as you

would while training any other part of the body. I treat singing as an athletic event and

encourage my students to pay close attention to their bodies and the way that they feel, rather

than how they sound. Singing is an extremely athletic, incredible, and difficult thing to do, thus

making it extremely rewarding. I speak about the the complexities of singing as an event

honestly, but also help them learn to let go of any insecurities that they may have in their sound.

Singing is a journey, and I am here to guide them through it as best I can.

Fun Fact: She is currently in a performance put on by the Tacoma Opera called Lucia Di Lammermoor which is sung in Italian!

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 Lily H. - Ukulele, Annika M. - Voice, Cameron M. - Ukulele, Collin S. - Ukulele, Jason O. - Guitar, Cheyenne W. - Voice, Chayla W. - Voice, Michael W. - Piano, Shelby W. - Violin, Emily J. - Voice, Braedon W. - Voice, Ed N. - Percussion, Hope M. - Guitar, James H. - Piano, Barbara L. - Flute, Maggie S. - Guitar, Hannah D. - Cello, Ty C. - Guitar & Voice, Marion N. - Guitar, Valesska F. - Piano, Bianca M. - Piano, Audrianna R. - Piano, Lucia L. - Violin, Airalynn V. - Piano, Jeffrey T. - Guitar, Aidyn R. - Guitar, Max H. - Percussion, Bryce B. - Guitar, Jude K. - Guitar, Tanisha G. - Violin, Serenade A. - Piano, Josie M. - Piano, Andrea G. - Violin, Emerie T. - Cello, Erin H. - Piano, Jill H. - Piano, Claire H. - Cello, Paula J. - Piano, Adam S. - Piano, Jeremiah J. - Guitar, Colin P. - Guitar, Edisa U. - Voice, Tyler G. - Percussion, Natalie K. - Piano, MaryAnne G. - Voice, Chloe B. - Piano, Lucy F. - Cello, Rigo M. - Piano, Evelyn P. - Piano & Voice, Lillian C. - Violin, Zoe F. - Violin, Madison R. - Voice, Kian A. - Piano, Taraneh A. - Piano, Nara S. - Piano, Hana S. - Piano, Jan R. - Guitar, Roman J. - Voice, Jan R. - Voice, Kailey W. - Voice

Lily H. - Ukulele, Annika M. - Voice, Cameron M. - Ukulele, Collin S. - Ukulele, Jason O. - Guitar, Cheyenne W. - Voice, Chayla W. - Voice, Michael W. - Piano, Shelby W. - Violin, Emily J. - Voice, Braedon W. - Voice, Ed N. - Percussion, Hope M. - Guitar, James H. - Piano, Barbara L. - Flute, Maggie S. - Guitar, Hannah D. - Cello, Ty C. - Guitar & Voice, Marion N. - Guitar, Valesska F. - Piano, Bianca M. - Piano, Audrianna R. - Piano, Lucia L. - Violin, Airalynn V. - Piano, Jeffrey T. - Guitar, Aidyn R. - Guitar, Max H. - Percussion, Bryce B. - Guitar, Jude K. - Guitar, Tanisha G. - Violin, Serenade A. - Piano, Josie M. - Piano, Andrea G. - Violin, Emerie T. - Cello, Erin H. - Piano, Jill H. - Piano, Claire H. - Cello, Paula J. - Piano, Adam S. - Piano, Jeremiah J. - Guitar, Colin P. - Guitar, Edisa U. - Voice, Tyler G. - Percussion, Natalie K. - Piano, MaryAnne G. - Voice, Chloe B. - Piano, Lucy F. - Cello, Rigo M. - Piano, Evelyn P. - Piano & Voice, Lillian C. - Violin, Zoe F. - Violin, Madison R. - Voice, Kian A. - Piano, Taraneh A. - Piano, Nara S. - Piano, Hana S. - Piano, Jan R. - Guitar, Roman J. - Voice, Jan R. - Voice, Kailey W. - Voice

September Newsletter

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 Joshua, Caity, Yessenya, Marco, Natalie, Chloe, Nova, Makena, Whitney, Owen, Abigail, Elise, Callie, Kyle, Caymen, Aiden, Genesis, Ronin, Wade, Jovin, Sophie, Luis, Gemma, Angelina, Elijah, Cash, Jack, Devin, Cooper, Holly, Aidyn, Branden, Madilynn, Sophia, Nathan, Audrey, Alicia, Taylor, James, Sarah, Cayleb, Mark, Lillian, Angie, Kaitlyn, Malaya, Gabriel, Madison, Seth, Catcher

Joshua, Caity, Yessenya, Marco, Natalie, Chloe, Nova, Makena, Whitney, Owen, Abigail, Elise, Callie, Kyle, Caymen, Aiden, Genesis, Ronin, Wade, Jovin, Sophie, Luis, Gemma, Angelina, Elijah, Cash, Jack, Devin, Cooper, Holly, Aidyn, Branden, Madilynn, Sophia, Nathan, Audrey, Alicia, Taylor, James, Sarah, Cayleb, Mark, Lillian, Angie, Kaitlyn, Malaya, Gabriel, Madison, Seth, Catcher

 Cello-Claire Guitar-Jeremiah Guitar-Colin Voice-Edisa Percussion-Tyler Piano-Natalie Voice-MaryAnne Piano-Chloe Cello-Lucy Piano-Natalie Piano-Rigo Piano-Evelyn Violin-Lillian Violin-Zoe Voice-Evelyn Voice-Madison Piano-Kian Piano-Taraneh Piano-Nara Piano-Hana Guitar-Jan Voice-Roman Voice-Jan Voice-Kailey Piano-Samantha Piano-Suzette Violin-Eva Percussion-Jackson Voice-Madison Piano-Dre Voice-Ryan Percussion-Devin Piano-Bryson Piano-Jayden Piano-Grace Piano-Alezandra Percussion-Ian Percussion-Albert Piano-Jacob Piano-Jeremy Piano-Kalissa Piano-William Piano-Malaya Piano-Deborah Violin-Malaya Percussion-Owen Guitar-Carson Guitar-Rad Piano-Antonio Viola-Antonio Violin-Trevor Ukulele-Leah Guitar-Brody Piano-Lily Piano-Ava Violin-Ava Percussion-Micah Voice-Hailee Voice-Madison Guitar-Tanner Piano-Mark Piano-Sophia Ukulele-Faith Voice-Ash Guitar-Reagan Piano-Kallie Piano-Claire Ukulele-Isabelle Voice-Sophia Guitar-Madison Ukulele-Irene Viola-Marielle Guitar-Cadence Guitar-Dawsin Piano-Derik Violin-Eva Piano-Juliya Piano-Andrey Voice-Alexis Guitar-Colton Piano-Caity Piano-Elaena Piano-Jacksen Piano-Dylan Voice-Jacksen Guitar-Rylee Piano-Jolie Piano-Khloe Voice-Samuel Voice-Madison Voice-Meredith Piano-Kate Piano-Owen Piano-Preslie Violin-Kate Piano-Wesley Piano-Landon Violin-Trinity

Cello-Claire Guitar-Jeremiah Guitar-Colin Voice-Edisa Percussion-Tyler Piano-Natalie Voice-MaryAnne Piano-Chloe Cello-Lucy Piano-Natalie Piano-Rigo Piano-Evelyn Violin-Lillian Violin-Zoe Voice-Evelyn Voice-Madison Piano-Kian Piano-Taraneh Piano-Nara Piano-Hana Guitar-Jan Voice-Roman Voice-Jan Voice-Kailey Piano-Samantha Piano-Suzette Violin-Eva Percussion-Jackson Voice-Madison Piano-Dre Voice-Ryan Percussion-Devin Piano-Bryson Piano-Jayden Piano-Grace Piano-Alezandra Percussion-Ian Percussion-Albert Piano-Jacob Piano-Jeremy Piano-Kalissa Piano-William Piano-Malaya Piano-Deborah Violin-Malaya Percussion-Owen Guitar-Carson Guitar-Rad Piano-Antonio Viola-Antonio Violin-Trevor Ukulele-Leah Guitar-Brody Piano-Lily Piano-Ava Violin-Ava Percussion-Micah Voice-Hailee Voice-Madison Guitar-Tanner Piano-Mark Piano-Sophia Ukulele-Faith Voice-Ash Guitar-Reagan Piano-Kallie Piano-Claire Ukulele-Isabelle Voice-Sophia Guitar-Madison Ukulele-Irene Viola-Marielle Guitar-Cadence Guitar-Dawsin Piano-Derik Violin-Eva Piano-Juliya Piano-Andrey Voice-Alexis Guitar-Colton Piano-Caity Piano-Elaena Piano-Jacksen Piano-Dylan Voice-Jacksen Guitar-Rylee Piano-Jolie Piano-Khloe Voice-Samuel Voice-Madison Voice-Meredith Piano-Kate Piano-Owen Piano-Preslie Violin-Kate Piano-Wesley Piano-Landon Violin-Trinity

  3 Months  Eli T. Isibéal L. Valencia K. Luie K. Kaitlin L. Elijah B. Nathan S. Ronin B. Miles H. Carter H. Allison E. Zoe T. Sidra W. Willow M. Aria S. Maisie L. Kyle N. Aiden B. Julien K. Molly H. Seth Y. Gemma K.   6 months  Tyler B. Alex M. Devon O. Skylar K. Isabelle W. Nova S. Isabelle C. Braeden L. Quincy A. Kiana D. Dee d. Katelyn S. Madison C. Zachary J. Jaecey G. Isabel M. Madison P. Christopher S. Reilliegh S.   9 months  Lucia R. Gabriel S. Liam P. Karlon R.   1 year  Evelyn S. Eric G. Skylar L. Levi G. Aaron G. Grayson O. Jacob B. Madison F. Kate B. Kya H.    15 months  Grace A. Audrey O. Liam K. Alenna S. Max O. Ryan C. Adam S. Connor W.   18 months  Olivia T.   2 years  Elly K. Cooper C. Cash W. Drew S. Aidyn R. James B. Hollie W. Johnny T. Logan G. Adam G. Laila R. Sarah B. McKay C. Edrien H. Kai B. Anna J. Ivy E. Morgen E. Jacob S. Piper R. Ty W. Kinsey C. Drew F. Audrey S. Irulan W. Isla M. Hannah S. Peyton F.

3 Months
Eli T. Isibéal L. Valencia K. Luie K. Kaitlin L. Elijah B. Nathan S. Ronin B. Miles H. Carter H. Allison E. Zoe T. Sidra W. Willow M. Aria S. Maisie L. Kyle N. Aiden B. Julien K. Molly H. Seth Y. Gemma K.

6 months
Tyler B. Alex M. Devon O. Skylar K. Isabelle W. Nova S. Isabelle C. Braeden L. Quincy A. Kiana D. Dee d. Katelyn S. Madison C. Zachary J. Jaecey G. Isabel M. Madison P. Christopher S. Reilliegh S.

9 months
Lucia R. Gabriel S. Liam P. Karlon R.

1 year
Evelyn S. Eric G. Skylar L. Levi G. Aaron G. Grayson O. Jacob B. Madison F. Kate B. Kya H.


15 months
Grace A. Audrey O. Liam K. Alenna S. Max O. Ryan C. Adam S. Connor W.

18 months
Olivia T.

2 years
Elly K. Cooper C. Cash W. Drew S. Aidyn R. James B. Hollie W. Johnny T. Logan G. Adam G. Laila R. Sarah B. McKay C. Edrien H. Kai B. Anna J. Ivy E. Morgen E. Jacob S. Piper R. Ty W. Kinsey C. Drew F. Audrey S. Irulan W. Isla M. Hannah S. Peyton F.

 Name: Peyton Fulmer  Who's your teacher?: Ms. Petra & Mr. Milliner  What type of lessons do you take?: Piano & Guitar  What has been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella?: How to play popular songs on the different instruments  What is your favorite color?: Pink!  What is your favorite food?: Chocolate Cake or Mac & Cheese  If you could join any band, what band would you join?: One Direction, because they are my favorite band EVER!  What are your top 3 favorite songs and who are they by?: Paper Houses by Niall Horan, Little Things by One Direction, & Wrapped Around Your Finger by 5 Seconds of Summer  What are some of your hobbies other than music?: Swimming. I have been a competitive swimmer for 8 years.       Name: Drew Fulmer  Who's your teacher?: Ms. Heather  What type of lessons do you take?: Piano & Drums  What have been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella?: Learning songs that I have always wanted to play.  What's your favorite color?: Purple  What's your favorite food?: Burgers and Ice Cream  If you could join any band, what band would you join?: I would be in the band that accompanies Hailee Steinfeld  What are your top 3 favorite songs and who are they by?: Good Times by All Time Low, One Foot by Walk the Moon, & Happier by Ed Sheeran  What are some of your hobbies other than music?: Swimming and Basketball. I've been swimming on a club team for 5 years, and I play basketball for my school.

Name: Peyton Fulmer

Who's your teacher?: Ms. Petra & Mr. Milliner

What type of lessons do you take?: Piano & Guitar

What has been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella?: How to play popular songs on the different instruments

What is your favorite color?: Pink!

What is your favorite food?: Chocolate Cake or Mac & Cheese

If you could join any band, what band would you join?: One Direction, because they are my favorite band EVER!

What are your top 3 favorite songs and who are they by?: Paper Houses by Niall Horan, Little Things by One Direction, & Wrapped Around Your Finger by 5 Seconds of Summer

What are some of your hobbies other than music?: Swimming. I have been a competitive swimmer for 8 years.




Name: Drew Fulmer

Who's your teacher?: Ms. Heather

What type of lessons do you take?: Piano & Drums

What have been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella?: Learning songs that I have always wanted to play.

What's your favorite color?: Purple

What's your favorite food?: Burgers and Ice Cream

If you could join any band, what band would you join?: I would be in the band that accompanies Hailee Steinfeld

What are your top 3 favorite songs and who are they by?: Good Times by All Time Low, One Foot by Walk the Moon, & Happier by Ed Sheeran

What are some of your hobbies other than music?: Swimming and Basketball. I've been swimming on a club team for 5 years, and I play basketball for my school.

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August Newsletter

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 Guitar student of Kelvin Milliner, Michael Peebles has been with Cappella Music Academy since January of 2017. So far his favorite part of lessons with Kelvin has been learning how to form different chords and strumming patterns on guitar. His favorite color is blue and hot dogs are his favorite food! When asked what band he would join, he said he would join his favorite band, Imagine Dragons. His top three favorite songs are Believer by Imagine Dragons, Jingle Bells and the BayBlade Theme song. In Michael's free time, he enjoys continuing to learn music, writing his own songs and playing soccer.   Michael has been such a hard working musician at the academy, way to go Michael!

Guitar student of Kelvin Milliner, Michael Peebles has been with Cappella Music Academy since January of 2017. So far his favorite part of lessons with Kelvin has been learning how to form different chords and strumming patterns on guitar. His favorite color is blue and hot dogs are his favorite food! When asked what band he would join, he said he would join his favorite band, Imagine Dragons. His top three favorite songs are Believer by Imagine Dragons, Jingle Bells and the BayBlade Theme song. In Michael's free time, he enjoys continuing to learn music, writing his own songs and playing soccer. 

Michael has been such a hard working musician at the academy, way to go Michael!

  Tawnya has had a lifelong passion for singing, growing up in a musical family, and a heart for helping others find their own voice. Her goal is that every student is engaged, inspired, successful, and has fun. She has extensive experience teaching in both individual and group settings in a wide range of ages. She also has experience  performing in a variety of settings and styles, including classic art, opera, musical theater, and jazz. Coupled with the rigorous education she received at PLU, where she earned her Bachelor of Musical Arts degree, Tawnya has the knowledge, expertise, and experience to raise any student's achievement to higher levels. Tawnya enjoys dancing, reading, and knitting in addition to teaching and performing. She loves seeing the excitement of students who achieve success and growth in music and is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful music community.

Tawnya has had a lifelong passion for singing, growing up in a musical family, and a heart for helping others find their own voice. Her goal is that every student is engaged, inspired, successful, and has fun. She has extensive experience teaching in both individual and group settings in a wide range of ages. She also has experience  performing in a variety of settings and styles, including classic art, opera, musical theater, and jazz. Coupled with the rigorous education she received at PLU, where she earned her Bachelor of Musical Arts degree, Tawnya has the knowledge, expertise, and experience to raise any student's achievement to higher levels. Tawnya enjoys dancing, reading, and knitting in addition to teaching and performing. She loves seeing the excitement of students who achieve success and growth in music and is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful music community.

  Piano - Kallie B. Ukulele - Isabelle M. Guitar - Madison E. Ukulele - Irene B. Viola - Marielle R. Guitar - Cadence D. Guitar - Dawsin C. Piano - Derik J. Piano - Zakariah F. Piano - Juliya V. Piano - Andrey V. Voice - Alexis L. Guitar - Colton A. Piano - Caity A. Piano - Elaena K. Piano - Jacksen K. Piano - Dylan S. Voice - Jacksen K. Guitar - Rylee J. Piano - Jolie M. Piano - Khloe M. Voice - Samuel G. Voice - Madison K. Voice - Meredith G. Piano - Kate B. Piano - Owen M. Piano - Preslie W. Violin - Kate B. Flute - Barbara L. Guitar - Ariah M. Violin - Isibéal L. Piano - Charlotte K. Ukulele - Aubrey S. Piano - Saha M. Guitar - Eliana R. Cello - Jessica B. Percussion - Miles D. Flute - Devon O. Guitar - Chris P. Voice - Kevin B. Piano - Kimmie L. Violin - James P. Guitar - Josh T. Piano - Karsyn T. Voice - Yessenya D. Guitar - Josh T. Piano - Izabella S. Guitar - Nathan W. Ukulele - Aubrey S. Guitar - Brayden S. Violin - Tran N. Violin -  Noemi J. Ukulele - Angelina K. Percussion - Cayleb R. Violin - Eva L. Violin - Emerie B. Violin - Eva L. Piano - Ava S. Voice - Bryson C.

Piano - Kallie B. Ukulele - Isabelle M. Guitar - Madison E. Ukulele - Irene B. Viola - Marielle R. Guitar - Cadence D. Guitar - Dawsin C. Piano - Derik J. Piano - Zakariah F. Piano - Juliya V. Piano - Andrey V. Voice - Alexis L. Guitar - Colton A. Piano - Caity A. Piano - Elaena K. Piano - Jacksen K. Piano - Dylan S. Voice - Jacksen K. Guitar - Rylee J. Piano - Jolie M. Piano - Khloe M. Voice - Samuel G. Voice - Madison K. Voice - Meredith G. Piano - Kate B. Piano - Owen M. Piano - Preslie W. Violin - Kate B. Flute - Barbara L. Guitar - Ariah M. Violin - Isibéal L. Piano - Charlotte K. Ukulele - Aubrey S. Piano - Saha M. Guitar - Eliana R. Cello - Jessica B. Percussion - Miles D. Flute - Devon O. Guitar - Chris P. Voice - Kevin B. Piano - Kimmie L. Violin - James P. Guitar - Josh T. Piano - Karsyn T. Voice - Yessenya D. Guitar - Josh T. Piano - Izabella S. Guitar - Nathan W. Ukulele - Aubrey S. Guitar - Brayden S. Violin - Tran N. Violin -  Noemi J. Ukulele - Angelina K. Percussion - Cayleb R. Violin - Eva L. Violin - Emerie B. Violin - Eva L. Piano - Ava S. Voice - Bryson C.

  Sicily, KayliAnna, Isaac, Miles, Dylan, Kenna, Elijah, Elizabeth, Aubrey, Peter, Siobhan, Charlie, Madison, Alejandro, Andrew, David, Aleksandra, Cooper, Chase, Ethan, Addison, Cadence, Jayna, Lucille, Madison, Brooklyn, Myla, Julien, Elaena, Charles, Veer, Glen, Skylar, Nicholas, Maya, Jacob, Keanon & Bennett!

Sicily, KayliAnna, Isaac, Miles, Dylan, Kenna, Elijah, Elizabeth, Aubrey, Peter, Siobhan, Charlie, Madison, Alejandro, Andrew, David, Aleksandra, Cooper, Chase, Ethan, Addison, Cadence, Jayna, Lucille, Madison, Brooklyn, Myla, Julien, Elaena, Charles, Veer, Glen, Skylar, Nicholas, Maya, Jacob, Keanon & Bennett!

  3 months  - Jacob N. Jacob K. Nicholas C. Joshua C. Parker G. Mya J. Macaiah B. Marianna S. Chloe B. Aubreyanna S. Bennett B. Atticus C. Mathew C. Kaden N. Phoebe N. Matthew B. Samuel S.Kenna M. Zoe S. Cannon M.   6 months  - Mary Brenna T. Alex A. Jonah T. Joven L. Jack M. Peter W. Charlie J. Kalista W. Grace Y. Josie A. Ethan M. Coen L. Gracie H. Crystal G. Megan O. Isaac P. Skylar K.   9 months  - David L. Natalie K. Adam B. Terry S. Mason P. Wade I. Anthony L. Patricia B. Glen B. Madilynn B. Jessica K. Keelin A. Ruth S. Brianna M. Anneca P. Easton L.      1 year  - Avalyn L. Joshua M. Jacob B. Mychal H. Aurora S. Jace L. Jasmine B. Cydney A. Savannah F. Gavin S. Raina M.   15 months  - Caymen F. Ericka C. MacKenzie W. Abigail M. Alisson F. Moriah F.   18months  - Londan F. Brevik F. Valeria B. Gianna O. Colbey C. Aliyah B. Taylor A. Jonas B. Ryley J. Isaac B. Anneke D. Angelie B. Jayna B. Michael P. Vlad B. Adalyn B. Sophie C. Caleb B. Adrienne S. Jaden J.

3 months - Jacob N. Jacob K. Nicholas C. Joshua C. Parker G. Mya J. Macaiah B. Marianna S. Chloe B. Aubreyanna S. Bennett B. Atticus C. Mathew C. Kaden N. Phoebe N. Matthew B. Samuel S.Kenna M. Zoe S. Cannon M.

6 months - Mary Brenna T. Alex A. Jonah T. Joven L. Jack M. Peter W. Charlie J. Kalista W. Grace Y. Josie A. Ethan M. Coen L. Gracie H. Crystal G. Megan O. Isaac P. Skylar K.

9 months - David L. Natalie K. Adam B. Terry S. Mason P. Wade I. Anthony L. Patricia B. Glen B. Madilynn B. Jessica K. Keelin A. Ruth S. Brianna M. Anneca P. Easton L.

 1 year - Avalyn L. Joshua M. Jacob B. Mychal H. Aurora S. Jace L. Jasmine B. Cydney A. Savannah F. Gavin S. Raina M.

15 months - Caymen F. Ericka C. MacKenzie W. Abigail M. Alisson F. Moriah F.

18months - Londan F. Brevik F. Valeria B. Gianna O. Colbey C. Aliyah B. Taylor A. Jonas B. Ryley J. Isaac B. Anneke D. Angelie B. Jayna B. Michael P. Vlad B. Adalyn B. Sophie C. Caleb B. Adrienne S. Jaden J.

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July Newsletter

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  Alonso Tirado     Alonso Tirado is a student violinist at the University of Puget Sound currently pursuing a B.M.A. degree in Music Education. Alonso studies with violin professor Dr. Maria Sampen and serves as a section violinist in the University Symphony Orchestra. Aside from violin, Alonso is an active musician on campus who plays multiple instruments and sings in a number of recreational ensembles ranging from a Cappella to garage bands. Outside of school, Alonso is a freelancing musician. Throughout the years of 2016-18  he has performed on violin a number of times with orchestras and ensembles such as the University Place Presbyterian Church Service Orchestra, the Luminosity Orchestra, and the Life Center Service Orchestra in Tacoma. Alonso performed with the Evergreen Music Summer Festival Orchestra in the summers of 2014 and 2015, as well as the All-State Honor Orchestra of Washington State in 2014 and 2016. In October of 2015, Alonso was one of the featured guest students invited to perform with the Auburn Symphony for the Inauguration of the newly renovated Performing Arts Center in Auburn, Washington. Alonso also played in the Tacoma Youth Symphony as a student during 2010 - 2016. At age 13, Alonso was one of three students nationally to receive the Potter Violin Company instrument award in 2012.      Kailee Wright   Violist Kai Wright is a native of Kent WA. She began playing at age ten and participated in the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association, state solo ensemble, and All Northwest. As an educator and clinician in Texas, her students thrived in the competitive system, regularly going to state levels on violin and viola, making All Region, qualifying for All State, and going to summer music festivals. Ms Wright believes in a holistic approach to music, where playing is enjoyable and natural while working on technique, knowledge, and musicality. Ms Wright studied with Dr. Amber Archibald at Seattle University for her undergraduate. For her Master's degree she went to top 20 music college University of North Texas under the tutelage of Dr. Daphne Gerling and Dr. Susan Dubois. She has played in many masterclasses for well known musicians including the Harlem Quartet, Amit Peled, and Mark O,Connor. She was also a regular violist in the Monroe Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana. Despite having trained in classical music, she explores different genres. She has performed in the pit orchestras for shows, including Into the Woods and Spring Awakening, local hip hop group the Blue Scholars, and indie pop star Brandi Carlile. In addition to violin and viola, Ms Wright also composes, having studied with former composer-in-residence of the Seattle Symphony Dr. Samuel Jones, and writing pieces on commission for school orchestras. In her spare time she enjoys traveling both locally and abroad, reading sci-fi and fantasy, and cheering on the Seattle Sounders.

Alonso Tirado

Alonso Tirado is a student violinist at the University of Puget Sound currently pursuing a B.M.A. degree in Music Education. Alonso studies with violin professor Dr. Maria Sampen and serves as a section violinist in the University Symphony Orchestra. Aside from violin, Alonso is an active musician on campus who plays multiple instruments and sings in a number of recreational ensembles ranging from a Cappella to garage bands. Outside of school, Alonso is a freelancing musician. Throughout the years of 2016-18  he has performed on violin a number of times with orchestras and ensembles such as the University Place Presbyterian Church Service Orchestra, the Luminosity Orchestra, and the Life Center Service Orchestra in Tacoma. Alonso performed with the Evergreen Music Summer Festival Orchestra in the summers of 2014 and 2015, as well as the All-State Honor Orchestra of Washington State in 2014 and 2016. In October of 2015, Alonso was one of the featured guest students invited to perform with the Auburn Symphony for the Inauguration of the newly renovated Performing Arts Center in Auburn, Washington. Alonso also played in the Tacoma Youth Symphony as a student during 2010 - 2016. At age 13, Alonso was one of three students nationally to receive the Potter Violin Company instrument award in 2012.

 

Kailee Wright

Violist Kai Wright is a native of Kent WA. She began playing at age ten and participated in the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association, state solo ensemble, and All Northwest. As an educator and clinician in Texas, her students thrived in the competitive system, regularly going to state levels on violin and viola, making All Region, qualifying for All State, and going to summer music festivals. Ms Wright believes in a holistic approach to music, where playing is enjoyable and natural while working on technique, knowledge, and musicality. Ms Wright studied with Dr. Amber Archibald at Seattle University for her undergraduate. For her Master's degree she went to top 20 music college University of North Texas under the tutelage of Dr. Daphne Gerling and Dr. Susan Dubois. She has played in many masterclasses for well known musicians including the Harlem Quartet, Amit Peled, and Mark O,Connor. She was also a regular violist in the Monroe Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana. Despite having trained in classical music, she explores different genres. She has performed in the pit orchestras for shows, including Into the Woods and Spring Awakening, local hip hop group the Blue Scholars, and indie pop star Brandi Carlile. In addition to violin and viola, Ms Wright also composes, having studied with former composer-in-residence of the Seattle Symphony Dr. Samuel Jones, and writing pieces on commission for school orchestras. In her spare time she enjoys traveling both locally and abroad, reading sci-fi and fantasy, and cheering on the Seattle Sounders.

  Violin  - James,  Guitar  - Josh,  Piano  - Karsyn,  Voice  - Yessenya,  Guitar -  Josh,  Piano  - Izabella,  Guitar -  Nathan,  Ukulele -  Aubrey,  Guitar -  Brayden,  Violin -  Tran,  Violin -  Noemi,  Ukulele -  Angelina,  Percussion -  Cayleb,  Guitar -  Jacob,  Ukulele -  Irene,  Piano -  Siobhan,  Guitar -  Keelin,  Ukulele -  Skylar,  Ukulele -  Kaile,  Ukulele -  Brendan,  Ukulele -  Liam,  Ukulele -  Kaitlyn,  Ukulele -  Isabelle,  Ukulele -  Alicia,  Voice -  Rebecka,  Ukulele -  Aniaa,  Guitar -  Courtland,  Voice -  Alenna,  Piano -  Nathan,  Violin -  Catcher  Violin -  Marco,  Piano -  Violet,  Voice -  Paityn,  Piano -  Ava,  Violin -  Rebeca,  Ukulele -  Kim,  Guitar -  Jace,  Piano -  Willow,  Guitar -  Eric,  Guitar -  Zoe,  Guitar -  Sidra,  Piano -  Eli,  Voice -  Sidra,  Violin -  Valencia,  Violin -  Luie,  Cello -  Seth,  Voice -  Luis,  Viola -  Maranda,  Guitar -  Allison,  Piano -  Carter,  Piano -  Anna Marie,  Piano -  Steven,  Violin -  Steven,  Cello -  Raina,  Piano -  Aria,  Violin -  Kathy,  Piano -  Gabriel,  Voice -  Audrey,  Guitar -  Kailani,  Guitar -  Nathan,  Piano -  Rachel,  Voice -  Kaitlin,  Guitar -  Miles,  Piano -  Molly,  Piano -  Kaitlin,  Piano -  Maisie,  Piano -  Isibéal,  Piano -  Ava,  Voice -  Bryson,  Ukulele -  Emerie,  Ukulele -  Ella

Violin - James, Guitar - Josh, Piano - Karsyn, Voice - Yessenya, Guitar - Josh, Piano - Izabella, Guitar - Nathan, Ukulele - Aubrey, Guitar - Brayden, Violin - Tran, Violin - Noemi, Ukulele - Angelina, Percussion - Cayleb, Guitar - Jacob, Ukulele - Irene, Piano - Siobhan, Guitar - Keelin, Ukulele - Skylar, Ukulele - Kaile, Ukulele - Brendan, Ukulele - Liam, Ukulele - Kaitlyn, Ukulele - Isabelle, Ukulele - Alicia, Voice - Rebecka, Ukulele - Aniaa, Guitar - Courtland, Voice - Alenna, Piano - Nathan, Violin - Catcher Violin - Marco, Piano - Violet, Voice - Paityn, Piano - Ava, Violin - Rebeca, Ukulele - Kim, Guitar - Jace, Piano - Willow, Guitar - Eric, Guitar - Zoe, Guitar - Sidra, Piano - Eli, Voice - Sidra, Violin - Valencia, Violin - Luie, Cello - Seth, Voice - Luis, Viola - Maranda, Guitar - Allison, Piano - Carter, Piano - Anna Marie, Piano - Steven, Violin - Steven, Cello - Raina, Piano - Aria, Violin - Kathy, Piano - Gabriel, Voice - Audrey, Guitar - Kailani, Guitar - Nathan, Piano - Rachel, Voice - Kaitlin, Guitar - Miles, Piano - Molly, Piano - Kaitlin, Piano - Maisie, Piano - Isibéal, Piano - Ava, Voice - Bryson, Ukulele - Emerie, Ukulele - Ella

  3 months  Alex M. Devon Q. Tyler B. Zachary J. Madison C. Isabelle W. Nova S. Jonathan N. James P. Aiden C. Kobe L. Quincy A. Braeden L. Makena T. Skylar K. Kiana D. Katelyn S. Anderson C. Jaecey G. Keegan T. Isabelle M. Madison P. Isabelle C. Alex E. Ben E. Emma E. Christopher S. Reilliegh S. Collin G.   6 months   Conner S.   Lucia R.    Gabriel S.   Karlon R.   Liam P.    9 months   Eric G.   Marianne C.   Skylar L.   Levi G.   Aaron G.   Grayson O.   Jacob B.   Frankie T.   Elise R.   Jacob T.   Madison F.   Kya H.   Evelyn S.   Kate B.    1 year    Grace A.   Audrey O.   Liam K.   Alenna S.   Max O.   Ryan C.   Connor W.   Adam S.    15 months   Jadyn J.   Olivia T    18 months   Emerie B

3 months
Alex M. Devon Q. Tyler B. Zachary J. Madison C. Isabelle W. Nova S. Jonathan N. James P. Aiden C. Kobe L. Quincy A. Braeden L. Makena T. Skylar K. Kiana D. Katelyn S. Anderson C. Jaecey G. Keegan T. Isabelle M. Madison P. Isabelle C. Alex E. Ben E. Emma E. Christopher S. Reilliegh S. Collin G.

6 months
Conner S. Lucia R.  Gabriel S. Karlon R. Liam P.

9 months
Eric G. Marianne C. Skylar L. Levi G. Aaron G. Grayson O. Jacob B. Frankie T. Elise R. Jacob T. Madison F. Kya H. Evelyn S. Kate B.

1 year
Grace A. Audrey O. Liam K. Alenna S. Max O. Ryan C. Connor W. Adam S.

15 months
Jadyn J. Olivia T

18 months
Emerie B

 Tyler Benz takes lessons from one of Cappella Music Academy's piano instructors, Am Weller. He has been a part of Cappella since the day we opened (Almost TWO YEARS at this Bonney Lake location!)  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik has been his favorite piece that he has learned here at the academy.  Tyler's favorite color is orange and enjoys eating his dad's famous BBQ ribs! When he isn't playing the piano, Tyler plays lacrosse, football and loves to ride his bike.  His taste in music is much like his father's. A couple of his favorite songs are: Sweet Child Of Mine by Guns 'N' Roses, No One Like You by Scorpions and Rooster by Alice In Chains.  Fun Fact: This month, the Benz family was featured in Lake Tapps Living!  We enjoy having you in lessons with us, Tyler! Keep up the great work!

Tyler Benz takes lessons from one of Cappella Music Academy's piano instructors, Am Weller. He has been a part of Cappella since the day we opened (Almost TWO YEARS at this Bonney Lake location!)

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik has been his favorite piece that he has learned here at the academy.

Tyler's favorite color is orange and enjoys eating his dad's famous BBQ ribs! When he isn't playing the piano, Tyler plays lacrosse, football and loves to ride his bike.

His taste in music is much like his father's. A couple of his favorite songs are: Sweet Child Of Mine by Guns 'N' Roses, No One Like You by Scorpions and Rooster by Alice In Chains.

Fun Fact: This month, the Benz family was featured in Lake Tapps Living!

We enjoy having you in lessons with us, Tyler! Keep up the great work!

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