January Newsletter

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Talin Wright     Who’s your Teacher?  Josh Wiedenmeyer   What type of lesson do you take?  Guitar   What has been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella?  My favorite thing so far was learning a song called Thunderstruck   What is your favorite color?  Blue   What is your favorite food?  Italian Paninis   If you could join any band, what what band would you join?  I would want to join a band called Phish   What are your top three favorite songs and who are they by?  Surrender by Cheap Tricks, Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee, and We Will Rock You by Queen   What are some of your other hobbies other than music?  I like to play football, basketball, video games, watching tv, reading, science, math, listening to music, and  of course guitar!     Talin is a wonderful student and a joy to work with! He’s diligent in his practice and has grown immensely in his guitar skills! We are proud of you! Keep up the hard work! - Mr. Josh Wiedenmeyer       Lunden Wright     Who’s your Teacher?  Heather Smith   What type of lesson do you take?  Piano   What has been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella?  12 Days of Christmas   What is your favorite color?  Blue   What is your favorite food?  Spaghetti   If you could join any band, what what band would you join?  Red Hot Chili Peppers   What is your favorite song and who is it by?  Beauty and the Beast featuring Ariana Grande and John Legend   What are some of your other hobbies other than music?  Playing with my Barbie dolls   Lunden Wright deserves SOTM because she's one of the hardest working students I have who always comes to lessons prepared with a smile on her face! - Ms. Heather Parks

Talin Wright

Who’s your Teacher? Josh Wiedenmeyer

What type of lesson do you take? Guitar

What has been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella? My favorite thing so far was learning a song called Thunderstruck

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food? Italian Paninis

If you could join any band, what what band would you join? I would want to join a band called Phish

What are your top three favorite songs and who are they by? Surrender by Cheap Tricks, Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee, and We Will Rock You by Queen

What are some of your other hobbies other than music? I like to play football, basketball, video games, watching tv, reading, science, math, listening to music, and of course guitar!


Talin is a wonderful student and a joy to work with! He’s diligent in his practice and has grown immensely in his guitar skills! We are proud of you! Keep up the hard work! - Mr. Josh Wiedenmeyer

Lunden Wright

Who’s your Teacher? Heather Smith

What type of lesson do you take? Piano

What has been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella? 12 Days of Christmas

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food? Spaghetti

If you could join any band, what what band would you join? Red Hot Chili Peppers

What is your favorite song and who is it by? Beauty and the Beast featuring Ariana Grande and John Legend

What are some of your other hobbies other than music? Playing with my Barbie dolls


Lunden Wright deserves SOTM because she's one of the hardest working students I have who always comes to lessons prepared with a smile on her face! - Ms. Heather Parks

We are excited to announce that our second academy location is open! Across from Tacoma Community College, our instructors and staff are excited to welcome you in! Lyndsey, our front desk admin, will be the first friendly face you see. She will give you a warm welcome, help you find your instructor, and answer any questions you may have about Cappella Music Academy. Some of our instructors you may recognize from our Bonney Lake location, but some we welcomed onto the team specifically for Tacoma!   Featured Fircrest instructor: Kelly Marsh   Kelly Marsh grew up in Puyallup Washington where she began to play the violin at the age of 3. She has 9 plus years of private teaching experience after beginning her own violin studio at 14. Many of her students have found success through AllState and various Honors Orchestras. Throughout her high school career she was chosen to play for All State, All Northwest, Scrooge the Musical at the Champion Center, and many other local groups. After graduating from Rogers High School, she was selected to be a part of the All National Orchestra in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. She studied Violin Performance and Music Education at Central Washington University and Seattle University during which she was a camp counselor for the well know Kairos Music Festival. Drawing from the Suzuki and traditional methods, she caters her unique teaching style to all ages.

We are excited to announce that our second academy location is open! Across from Tacoma Community College, our instructors and staff are excited to welcome you in! Lyndsey, our front desk admin, will be the first friendly face you see. She will give you a warm welcome, help you find your instructor, and answer any questions you may have about Cappella Music Academy. Some of our instructors you may recognize from our Bonney Lake location, but some we welcomed onto the team specifically for Tacoma!

Featured Fircrest instructor: Kelly Marsh

Kelly Marsh grew up in Puyallup Washington where she began to play the violin at the age of 3. She has 9 plus years of private teaching experience after beginning her own violin studio at 14. Many of her students have found success through AllState and various Honors Orchestras. Throughout her high school career she was chosen to play for All State, All Northwest, Scrooge the Musical at the Champion Center, and many other local groups. After graduating from Rogers High School, she was selected to be a part of the All National Orchestra in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. She studied Violin Performance and Music Education at Central Washington University and Seattle University during which she was a camp counselor for the well know Kairos Music Festival. Drawing from the Suzuki and traditional methods, she caters her unique teaching style to all ages.

Guitar:  Stella C., Dasha B., Rylan G., Ryan M., Joseph M., Sienna S., Caden W., Aieran M., Finley B., Clara H.   Piano:  Cassie B., Bryce P., Jasmine T., Kaeden V., Taylor B., Matilda R., Ramona R., Brady S., Sawyer S., Jett H., Cody Q., Carson P., Araya S., Kate W., Peter G., Ana P., Ben A., Jessica M., William A., Brooke A., Rigoberto V., Liam B., Aileen T., Zoey E., Lucas S.   Violin:  Karolina E., Kaeley W., Lilly S., Sailor S., Eugene B.   Saxophone:  Alex E.   Drums:  Carson M., Marlana M., Joe M., Cooper T.   Bass:  Christopher C., Kai A., Orray S.   Ukulele:  Laurie R.   Voice:  Lauren A., Aurora S., Jeremy L., Aspen M., Andy H., Mercedes M., Jessica A., Lidia H.,    Some of our new students didn’t want to choose just one, so they’re reaching for the stars with multiple instruments:  Blake W. - Piano, Viola, and Violin, Kyra W. - Piano, Viola, and Violin, Isaac M. - Drums and Guitar, Alison S. - Guitar and Voice, Malaya S. - Guitar and Voice, Peyton L. - Piano and Voice, Nikki S. - Voice and Piano, Nate H. - Drums and Voice

Guitar: Stella C., Dasha B., Rylan G., Ryan M., Joseph M., Sienna S., Caden W., Aieran M., Finley B., Clara H.

Piano: Cassie B., Bryce P., Jasmine T., Kaeden V., Taylor B., Matilda R., Ramona R., Brady S., Sawyer S., Jett H., Cody Q., Carson P., Araya S., Kate W., Peter G., Ana P., Ben A., Jessica M., William A., Brooke A., Rigoberto V., Liam B., Aileen T., Zoey E., Lucas S.

Violin: Karolina E., Kaeley W., Lilly S., Sailor S., Eugene B.

Saxophone: Alex E.

Drums: Carson M., Marlana M., Joe M., Cooper T.

Bass: Christopher C., Kai A., Orray S.

Ukulele: Laurie R.

Voice: Lauren A., Aurora S., Jeremy L., Aspen M., Andy H., Mercedes M., Jessica A., Lidia H.,


Some of our new students didn’t want to choose just one, so they’re reaching for the stars with multiple instruments: Blake W. - Piano, Viola, and Violin, Kyra W. - Piano, Viola, and Violin, Isaac M. - Drums and Guitar, Alison S. - Guitar and Voice, Malaya S. - Guitar and Voice, Peyton L. - Piano and Voice, Nikki S. - Voice and Piano, Nate H. - Drums and Voice

APPRENTICE : Elaena K., Jolie M., Khloe M., Alezandra W., Albert W., William W., Jayden B., Ian K., Madison E., Juliya V., Hana S., Kate B., Malaya S., Kian A., Sophia J., Nara S., Evelyn P., MaryAnne G., Cadence D., Lillian C., Colton A., Trevor A., Ava H., Rad H., Jackson G., Tanner G., Micah M., Owen M., Devin H., Zoe F., Taraneh A., Chloe B., Antonio A., Meredith G., Carson A., Samuel G., Dre S., Natalie K., Brody B., Landon S., Caity A., Andrey V., Ava C., Preslie W., Lily B., Deborah W., Grace M., Bryson H., Sophia B.   SONG BIRD:  Eli T., Valencia K., Luie K., Nathan S., Ronin B., Miles H., Carter H., Allison E., Zoe T., Sidra W., Willow M., Aria S., Maisie L., Molly H., Julien K., Seth Y., Gemma K.   MUSICIAN : Tyler B., Devon O., Isabelle W., Nova S., Parker G., Isabelle C., Braeden L., Quincy A., Katelyn S., Madison C., Zachary J., Jaecey G., Madison P., Christopher S., Reilleigh S.   ROCK STAR : Lucia R., Gabriel S., Karlon R.   ALLEGRO : Evelyn S., Eric G., Skylar L., Levi G., Aaron G., Grayson O., Jacob B., Kate B.   VIVACE : Grace A., Audrey O., Max O., Liam K., Alenna S., Ryan C., Connor W., Adam S.

APPRENTICE: Elaena K., Jolie M., Khloe M., Alezandra W., Albert W., William W., Jayden B., Ian K., Madison E., Juliya V., Hana S., Kate B., Malaya S., Kian A., Sophia J., Nara S., Evelyn P., MaryAnne G., Cadence D., Lillian C., Colton A., Trevor A., Ava H., Rad H., Jackson G., Tanner G., Micah M., Owen M., Devin H., Zoe F., Taraneh A., Chloe B., Antonio A., Meredith G., Carson A., Samuel G., Dre S., Natalie K., Brody B., Landon S., Caity A., Andrey V., Ava C., Preslie W., Lily B., Deborah W., Grace M., Bryson H., Sophia B.

SONG BIRD: Eli T., Valencia K., Luie K., Nathan S., Ronin B., Miles H., Carter H., Allison E., Zoe T., Sidra W., Willow M., Aria S., Maisie L., Molly H., Julien K., Seth Y., Gemma K.

MUSICIAN: Tyler B., Devon O., Isabelle W., Nova S., Parker G., Isabelle C., Braeden L., Quincy A., Katelyn S., Madison C., Zachary J., Jaecey G., Madison P., Christopher S., Reilleigh S.

ROCK STAR: Lucia R., Gabriel S., Karlon R.

ALLEGRO: Evelyn S., Eric G., Skylar L., Levi G., Aaron G., Grayson O., Jacob B., Kate B.

VIVACE: Grace A., Audrey O., Max O., Liam K., Alenna S., Ryan C., Connor W., Adam S.

Colton A., Micaiah B., Skylar L., Cheyenne W., Carson M., Jan R., Matthew B., Madison M., Katelyn S., Colin P., Adam B., LIly B., Elijah D., Trinity R., Tyler B., Evlyn M., Corey Z., Avalyn L., Kailani P., Londan F., Antonio A., Daniela D., Colbey C., Sierra T., Isaac B., Chloie B., Aaron G., Christopher C., Grace M., Ava H., Sherri O., Ruth S., Audrey O., Anna J., Evelyn P., Blake W.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Colton A., Micaiah B., Skylar L., Cheyenne W., Carson M., Jan R., Matthew B., Madison M., Katelyn S., Colin P., Adam B., LIly B., Elijah D., Trinity R., Tyler B., Evlyn M., Corey Z., Avalyn L., Kailani P., Londan F., Antonio A., Daniela D., Colbey C., Sierra T., Isaac B., Chloie B., Aaron G., Christopher C., Grace M., Ava H., Sherri O., Ruth S., Audrey O., Anna J., Evelyn P., Blake W.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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December Newsletter

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Congratulations to all of the students that performed in this year’s Winter Recital! We had over 230 students perform over the course of 9 recitals! Everyone put so much time and effort into their pieces and the work paid off. Everyone sounds great! Now it’s time to start planning for our Spring Recitals!

Congratulations to all of the students that performed in this year’s Winter Recital! We had over 230 students perform over the course of 9 recitals! Everyone put so much time and effort into their pieces and the work paid off. Everyone sounds great! Now it’s time to start planning for our Spring Recitals!

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APPRENTICE : Derik J., Dylan S., Aubrey S., Reagan D., Miles D., Marielle R., Alexis L., Jacksen K., Ash S., Madison W., Owen M., Rylee J., Charlotte K., Mark V., Madison K.   SONG BIRD:  Kenna M., Vitaliy P., Eva D., Easton W., Melinda L., Marely A., Brayden B., Henry S., Melissa L., Joey D., Jaya E., Jade J.   MUSICIAN : Camille B., Jacob H., Shaelynn S., Arya A., Afsheen A., Lucille B., Mason R., Jack S., Whitney F., Chloie B., Cody J., Trae B., Aleksandra S., Teagan B., Chase J., Daniela D., Olivia R., Veer P.   ROCK STAR : Dylan M., Elijah S., Lunden W., Cooper J., Keanon D., Talin W., Keva T., Landon S., Trinity S., Wyatt B., Ella M., Kristina Q., Kayla H., Sophia W., Lindsey M.   ALLEGRO : Lilia L., Emma Q., Jackson B., Alexia S., Ethan O., Jack L., Kallie B.   VIVACE : Kaeden W., Logan R., Jacob J., Isaac S.   PRODIGY:  Chloe M., Trevin E., Alex E., Shaheen A., Lucy B., Saatchi E., Chase M.

APPRENTICE: Derik J., Dylan S., Aubrey S., Reagan D., Miles D., Marielle R., Alexis L., Jacksen K., Ash S., Madison W., Owen M., Rylee J., Charlotte K., Mark V., Madison K.

SONG BIRD: Kenna M., Vitaliy P., Eva D., Easton W., Melinda L., Marely A., Brayden B., Henry S., Melissa L., Joey D., Jaya E., Jade J.

MUSICIAN: Camille B., Jacob H., Shaelynn S., Arya A., Afsheen A., Lucille B., Mason R., Jack S., Whitney F., Chloie B., Cody J., Trae B., Aleksandra S., Teagan B., Chase J., Daniela D., Olivia R., Veer P.

ROCK STAR: Dylan M., Elijah S., Lunden W., Cooper J., Keanon D., Talin W., Keva T., Landon S., Trinity S., Wyatt B., Ella M., Kristina Q., Kayla H., Sophia W., Lindsey M.

ALLEGRO: Lilia L., Emma Q., Jackson B., Alexia S., Ethan O., Jack L., Kallie B.

VIVACE: Kaeden W., Logan R., Jacob J., Isaac S.

PRODIGY: Chloe M., Trevin E., Alex E., Shaheen A., Lucy B., Saatchi E., Chase M.

Miriam L. - Violin, Ruth L. - Violin, Iris L. - Flute, Amber L. - Cello, Mila H. - Piano, Jace H. - Guitar, Gray L. - Piano, Nicholas M. - Piano, Emma J. - Flute, Lauren N. - Voice & Piano, Brody S. - Piano, Sawyer S. - Piano, Charlie H. - Piano, Max O. - Guitar, Cameron J. - Voice & Piano, Caleb B. - Guitar, Zoe F. - Violin, Lane B. - Guitar, Sophia L. - Voice & Piano, Georgia H. - Piano, Anna H. - Piano, Dylan L. - Guitar, Kathleen M. - Ukulele, Michael C. - Piano, Sam G. - Ukulele, Andrew S. - Piano, Sophia D. - Piano, Molli E. - Voice, Sahin S. - Piano, Marie G. - Piano, Emily J. - Voice, Amelia B. - Voice, Armin S. - Piano, Emma S. - Piano, William F. - Guitar, Trisha G. - Piano, Hope B. - Voice, Sophia B. - Voice, Emilia B. - Piano, Carson K. - Drums, Michelle E. - Ukulele

Miriam L. - Violin, Ruth L. - Violin, Iris L. - Flute, Amber L. - Cello, Mila H. - Piano, Jace H. - Guitar, Gray L. - Piano, Nicholas M. - Piano, Emma J. - Flute, Lauren N. - Voice & Piano, Brody S. - Piano, Sawyer S. - Piano, Charlie H. - Piano, Max O. - Guitar, Cameron J. - Voice & Piano, Caleb B. - Guitar, Zoe F. - Violin, Lane B. - Guitar, Sophia L. - Voice & Piano, Georgia H. - Piano, Anna H. - Piano, Dylan L. - Guitar, Kathleen M. - Ukulele, Michael C. - Piano, Sam G. - Ukulele, Andrew S. - Piano, Sophia D. - Piano, Molli E. - Voice, Sahin S. - Piano, Marie G. - Piano, Emily J. - Voice, Amelia B. - Voice, Armin S. - Piano, Emma S. - Piano, William F. - Guitar, Trisha G. - Piano, Hope B. - Voice, Sophia B. - Voice, Emilia B. - Piano, Carson K. - Drums, Michelle E. - Ukulele

Please Note: There are no make ups for scheduled holidays, as tuition is based upon a 48 week year. Most music and dance schools operate this way. We do this to keep your tuition at the same low rate every month!  During the months that you have 5 lessons, we do not charge you more. During the months that you have 3 lessons, we do not charge you less.

Please Note: There are no make ups for scheduled holidays, as tuition is based upon a 48 week year. Most music and dance schools operate this way. We do this to keep your tuition at the same low rate every month!

During the months that you have 5 lessons, we do not charge you more. During the months that you have 3 lessons, we do not charge you less.

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November Newsletter

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Kristy Fox  Mezzo-soprano Kristy Ann Fox, a native of Washington State, began her musical studies at the age of 9 on the piano before moving to the flute and voice in middle school. Ms. Fox received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Manhattan School of Music. While attending school, she performed the role of Mercury in John Eccles’  The Judgment of Paris  under conductor Kenneth Cooper. Before moving to New York City to pursue her operatic career, Ms. Fox made her professional debut in Spokane, WA with the Spokane Symphony and remained an active performer in the Inland Northwest; appearing with the Spokane Symphony orchestra and Spokane Opera. Since 2009, Ms. Fox has maintained a voice and piano studio of all ages in Olympia, Spokane, and New York City.   Dan Benz  Dan has been a dedicated and hard-working musician almost his entire life. He started by playing the piano at age 6 and graduated to the guitar at age 12, upon hearing the likes of Ted Nugent and KISS back in the ‘70’s. He started out on an old hand-me-down from a great aunt. That was good enough, and he has not looked back since! He brings a ton of high-energy and emotion to the stage through his playing. Dan is a world-class guitar instructor and enjoys sharing his appreciation for music with others. Cappella Music Academy is excited to have Dan Benz on its elite teaching faculty!

Kristy Fox

Mezzo-soprano Kristy Ann Fox, a native of Washington State, began her musical studies at the age of 9 on the piano before moving to the flute and voice in middle school. Ms. Fox received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Manhattan School of Music. While attending school, she performed the role of Mercury in John Eccles’ The Judgment of Paris under conductor Kenneth Cooper. Before moving to New York City to pursue her operatic career, Ms. Fox made her professional debut in Spokane, WA with the Spokane Symphony and remained an active performer in the Inland Northwest; appearing with the Spokane Symphony orchestra and Spokane Opera. Since 2009, Ms. Fox has maintained a voice and piano studio of all ages in Olympia, Spokane, and New York City.


Dan Benz

Dan has been a dedicated and hard-working musician almost his entire life. He started by playing the piano at age 6 and graduated to the guitar at age 12, upon hearing the likes of Ted Nugent and KISS back in the ‘70’s. He started out on an old hand-me-down from a great aunt. That was good enough, and he has not looked back since! He brings a ton of high-energy and emotion to the stage through his playing. Dan is a world-class guitar instructor and enjoys sharing his appreciation for music with others. Cappella Music Academy is excited to have Dan Benz on its elite teaching faculty!

Kayla is a hardworking sophomore in high school who is a pleasure to have in lessons. We have been working on extending breath control, developing consistent vowel shapes, singing with dynamics, and an understanding of differing timbres and vocal registers. Last year she auditioned for her school's select choir and was accepted. Since then, she has continually put herself out there with auditioning for solos and performing in Cappella and school recitals. For this coming winter recital, she will be singing "Mary, Did you Know?". She has an incredible understanding of musicianship and always is extremely respectful and studious. Keep it up, Kayla!  --Ms. Kristen Keymont    Who’s your Teacher?  Kristen Keymont   What type of lesson do you take?  Voice   What has been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella?  How important the little things are.   What is your favorite color?  Black   What is your favorite food?  Orange Chicken   If you could join any band, what what band would you join?  Celtic Woman   What are your top three favorite sons and who are they by?  Tired by Alan Walker, Siuil a Run by Celtic Woman, High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco   What are some of your other hobbies other than music?  Being part of the school play and spending time with friends

Kayla is a hardworking sophomore in high school who is a pleasure to have in lessons. We have been working on extending breath control, developing consistent vowel shapes, singing with dynamics, and an understanding of differing timbres and vocal registers. Last year she auditioned for her school's select choir and was accepted. Since then, she has continually put herself out there with auditioning for solos and performing in Cappella and school recitals. For this coming winter recital, she will be singing "Mary, Did you Know?". She has an incredible understanding of musicianship and always is extremely respectful and studious. Keep it up, Kayla!

--Ms. Kristen Keymont


Who’s your Teacher? Kristen Keymont

What type of lesson do you take? Voice

What has been your favorite thing you have learned here at Cappella? How important the little things are.

What is your favorite color? Black

What is your favorite food? Orange Chicken

If you could join any band, what what band would you join? Celtic Woman

What are your top three favorite sons and who are they by? Tired by Alan Walker, Siuil a Run by Celtic Woman, High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco

What are some of your other hobbies other than music? Being part of the school play and spending time with friends

Tawnya has been teaching at Cappella Music Academy for about 5 months, but has had a passion for music all her life. Growing up in a musical family, she has always loved singing and has heart for helping others find their own voice.  When she isn’t teaching, she is singing as 1st Soprano Section Leader in Sonoro Women's Choir. There are two concerts coming up on December 1st, 7pm at First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, and December 2nd, 3pm at Steilacoom Community Church. Tickets are available at  brownpapertickets.com .

Tawnya has been teaching at Cappella Music Academy for about 5 months, but has had a passion for music all her life. Growing up in a musical family, she has always loved singing and has heart for helping others find their own voice.

When she isn’t teaching, she is singing as 1st Soprano Section Leader in Sonoro Women's Choir. There are two concerts coming up on December 1st, 7pm at First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, and December 2nd, 3pm at Steilacoom Community Church. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com.

“How Booked is My Favorite Teacher???”    Heather Parks - GUITAR/PIANO/DRUMS/UKULELE/BASS  100% BOOKED!   Kelvin Milliner - GUITAR/VOICE  100% BOOKED!   Alyssa Saunders - PIANO/VIOLIN  88% BOOKED - only 3 spots left!   Brittani Farrell - PIANO/VOICE  84% BOOKED - only 2 spots left!   Josh Wiedenmeyer - DRUMS/GUITAR  94% BOOKED - only 4 spots left!

“How Booked is My Favorite Teacher???”


Heather Parks - GUITAR/PIANO/DRUMS/UKULELE/BASS

100% BOOKED!


Kelvin Milliner - GUITAR/VOICE

100% BOOKED!


Alyssa Saunders - PIANO/VIOLIN

88% BOOKED - only 3 spots left!


Brittani Farrell - PIANO/VOICE

84% BOOKED - only 2 spots left!


Josh Wiedenmeyer - DRUMS/GUITAR

94% BOOKED - only 4 spots left!

Mia B. - Piano & Voice, Stacey H. - Piano, Kaelyn J. - Piano & Ukulele, Marilee M. - Piano, Owen M. - Ukulele, Josie M. - Ukulele, Seth R. - Guitar, Angelique S. - Voice, Aiva S. - Piano, Nolan C. - Piano, Angela K. - Piano, Courtney W. - Guitar, Ana P. - Piano, Amelia B. - Voice & Guitar, Eric J. - 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

Mia B. - Piano & Voice, Stacey H. - Piano, Kaelyn J. - Piano & Ukulele, Marilee M. - Piano, Owen M. - Ukulele, Josie M. - Ukulele, Seth R. - Guitar, Angelique S. - Voice, Aiva S. - Piano, Nolan C. - Piano, Angela K. - Piano, Courtney W. - Guitar, Ana P. - Piano, Amelia B. - Voice & Guitar, Eric J. - 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

APPRENTICE : Ava K., Nathan M., Ava S., Brayden S., Marco M., Izabella S., Courtland B.   SONGBIRD : Samuel S., Atticus C., Mathew C., Marianna S., Mya J., Parker G., Joshua C., Jacob K., Jacob N.   MUSICIAN : Alex A., Mason P., Peter W., Kalista W., Josie A., Charlie J., Gracie H., Ethan M., Skylar K.   ROCK STAR : Ruth S., Anneca P., Jacob T., Glen B., Patricia B., Madilynn B., Frankie T., Adam B., Terry S., Mason P., Marianne C.   ALLEGRO : Joshua M., Mychal H., Aurora S., Jace L., Jasmine B., Cydney A., Savannah F., Gavin S., Avalyn L.   VIVACE : MacKenzie W., Abigail M., Moriah F., Ericka C.

APPRENTICE: Ava K., Nathan M., Ava S., Brayden S., Marco M., Izabella S., Courtland B.

SONGBIRD: Samuel S., Atticus C., Mathew C., Marianna S., Mya J., Parker G., Joshua C., Jacob K., Jacob N.

MUSICIAN: Alex A., Mason P., Peter W., Kalista W., Josie A., Charlie J., Gracie H., Ethan M., Skylar K.

ROCK STAR: Ruth S., Anneca P., Jacob T., Glen B., Patricia B., Madilynn B., Frankie T., Adam B., Terry S., Mason P., Marianne C.

ALLEGRO: Joshua M., Mychal H., Aurora S., Jace L., Jasmine B., Cydney A., Savannah F., Gavin S., Avalyn L.

VIVACE: MacKenzie W., Abigail M., Moriah F., Ericka C.

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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