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
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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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June Newsletter

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Meet Our New Instructors!

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Alexis Bexdicek

Alexis has always had a passion for music. She enjoys being a piano teacher and being able to inspire and encourage individuals to grow and thrive in their love for music. 
Alexis started her journey with piano at the young age of three. She grew up in a musical family, always surrounded by music, singing, and dancing. She is classically trained in piano and also enjoys composing her own songs, along with playing guitar and learning other instruments. Some of her other interests include hiking, dancing, paddle boarding and taking her Jeep off-roading. Alexis has been teaching private and group piano lessons since 2014. She has experience teaching students of all ages and abilities and looks forward to helping her students become proficient in sight reading, musical theory, building up a repertoire, and playing piano with expression and emotion. 
Her favorite part about teaching piano is watching a student grasp the concept and find the joy in playing piano. Being a piano teacher is such a rewarding career and Alexis is honored to be a part of the teaching staff at Cappella Music Academy.

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Alyssa Saunders

A native of Bellevue, Washington, Alyssa Saunders is a dedicated pianist, violinist, accompanist, and adjudicator. 
Alyssa was selected for a premiere apprenticeship under professional violinist Leslie Johnson where she learned the fine art of teaching students of all ages and levels of advancement. Her formal education in pedagogy was a private tutorship with professor Donald Denegar at Bellevue College. She started her first music studio at the age of 16 which grew to over 30 regular students in both violin and piano instruction. For over 20 years, Alyssa has inspired her students to play in orchestras, compete in competitions, auditions, compose music, and even become teachers themselves. Her passion is music and encouraging young and old in their music endeavors.
Alyssa recently moved to Orting with her husband and four daughters and enthusiastically joins this growing music academy.

Call to enroll today! 253.470.8050


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Who’s your Teacher?: Marcelo Portaro
What type of Lesson do you take?: Guitar
What has been your favorite thing you have  learned here at Cappella?: Ode to Joy
What is your Favorite Color?: green
What is your Favorite Food?: shrimp
If you could join any band, what band would you join?: The Beatles
What are your top three favorite songs and who are they by?: 
Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
What are some of your other hobbies other than music?: Dancing

CONGRATULATIONS SOPHIE!


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3 Months: Grace W., Jacob B., Camille B., Jacob H., Daniela D., Olivia R., Sicily J., Aleksandra S., Teagan B., Eliana S., Whitney F., Mason B., Chloe B., Kaile B., Cody J., Shaelynn S., Arya A., Afsheen A., Natalie W., Chase J., Sawyer M., Veer P., Dubhe D., Alexander J., Trae B., Lucille B., Malakai S., Mason R., Jack S. 6 Months: Isabelle F., Landon S., Rebecca S., Aniaa J., Colton H., Sophia W., Kayla H., Moriah L., Kailey C., Dylan L., Trinity S., Julie L., Ella M., Wyatt B., Kailah L., Elijah L., Lunden W., Keva T., Lindsey M., Audrey O., Cooper J., Keanon D., Talin W., 9 months: Emma Q., Jack L., Jackson B., Kyra P., Alexia S., Lilia L., Erika W., Kallie B., Natalie Q., Ethan O., 1 Year: Khloe M., Isaac S., Logan R., Jacob J., Jolie M., Ethan P., Kaeden W., 15 Months: William F., Orion K., Sienna H., Rudy J., Lola R., Maya H., Amanda L., Natalie S., Siena W., Andrew J., Zoe R., Emily P., Elaine P., 
18 Months: Saatchi E., Trevin E., Amelia E., Shaheen A., Chloe M.


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Aiden, Kallie, Isla, Olivia, Nevaeh, Chloe, Jack, Jaymen, Megan, Dawsin, Gracie, Khloe, Vlad, Cody, Alivia, Ella, Jaden, Ryan, Elly, Lily, Connor, Mason, Braden, Jolie, Juliya, Alexander, Jaecey, Moriah, Genevieve, Lucy, Savannah, Isabella, Valerie, Nelia, Joseph, Kaeden, William, Adrienne, Lila, Alex, Jordan,  Conner, Caleb, Braeden

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Guitar - Braeden H   Piano -  Jake T   Voice - Jaya E   Violin - Peter M  Piano - Eva D  Piano - Saatchi E.   Piano - Natalie K.   Drums - Henry S.   Guitar - Joseph G.   Guitar - Melissa L.   Piano - Melinda L.   Violin - Marely A.    Piano - Kenna M.   Voice - Chris H.   Guitar - Joseph S.   Voice - Tobias A.   Piano - Evlyn M.   Violin - Josh B.   Violin - Mason B.   Violin - Sam B.   Guitar & Voice - Levi T. Voice - Aubreyanna S.  Drums - Logan M.  Guitar - Isabelle E.  Piano - Ella E.  Guitar - Avery A.  Guitar - Kevin A.  Piano - Kayser F. Voice - Chloe B.  Piano - Audrey E.  Ukulele - Nick R.  Ukulele - Callie R.  Guitar - Chris B.  Piano - Joshua C.  Drums - Nicholas C.  Violin - Marianna S.  Voice - Josh W.  Voice - Madelyn D.  Drums - Micaiah B.  Guitar - Atticus C.   Piano - Bennett B.  Piano - Samuel S. 

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CONGRATULATIONS SPRING RECITAL PERFORMERS!

This year we had over 250 students performing in our NINE recitals! Everyone worked so hard on their pieces and the time was well spent. Everyone did such a great job! If you missed recitals this spring, we have another recital in December! 

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Adults with Memory Loss – Battle it with Music Lessons at Cappella Music Academy

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Adults with Memory Loss – Battle it with Music Lessons at Cappella Music Academy

Approximately 5.7 million people in America are estimated to be suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia in 2018, out of which around 5.5 million are aged 65 or above. The team at Cappella Academy understands the serious need for music in one’s life, and will help to guide you through the process of introducing music in a therapeutic way through weekly one-on-one private lessons.

Music is an art-oriented, interactive medium that has proven to be highly beneficial for elderly adults. Whether listening or singing your heart out to soft and smooth jazzy tones, or strumming classical notes on the guitar or piano, music has the power to enhance the quality of life for elderly adults in numerous ways.

Music appreciation is unique, in that by its very nature, it is not bound to any particular age; a person can experience its many benefits at any point in their life. Moreover, when it comes to music for elderly people, it is a therapy that has huge potential to cure mental health ailments that are commonly found amongst the older generation.

 

Let’s check out some of the benefits of music, specifically for elderly adults struggling with memory loss.
 

1. Relieves Alzheimer’s and Dementia Symptoms

Do you know someone who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia? Encourage them to take music lessons, because it has proven to be beneficial throughout the process. Alzheimer’s disease declines cognitive functions, and dementia steals the ability to express basic needs with the progressing disease. Music has been known to come as a relief from these symptoms. It helps Alzheimer’s and dementia patients to improve in various ways, including triggering the memory, reducing the feeling of isolation and agitation, coordinating motor function, enabling the power of reasoning and understanding, and also fostering affirmative social communication.

2. Enhances Memory Power

With numerous studies on this subject, it is a proven fact that music can trigger the memory of elderly people, who often struggle with forgetfulness. Playing a certain musical piece or singing a song that relates to a particular point in time, place, event, or emotion, has the power to stimulate the memory creator in the brain, known as the medial prefrontal cortex. Even when dementia or Alzheimer patients completely lose their ability to speak, many are still able to humm through their favorite songs and experience positive emotions from the activity.

3. Manages Stress through Music

Elderly people can come across several anxieties, tensions, depressions, and pressures in their daily life when they struggle with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Music produces a calming effect to settle the mind when it is anxious or stressed. It relaxes the mind and increases self-esteem by reducing qualms and anxieties. Often, the therapeutic and calming effects of music can be seen after only one or two weeks of music lessons.

4. Brings About Feelings of Happiness and Relaxation

Patients who struggle with memory loss brought on by Alzheimer’s or dementia can begin to feel disconnected from the world around them. Being amidst a positive musical environment with sounds of drums, violin, guitar, piano, and so on, helps one to enjoy life and feel more cheerful. Even for the hearing impaired, fine-tuning the sounds of bass or treble can make a difference in their listening ability.

5. Encourages Movement and Physical Exercise

Tapping feet or clapping hands is an activity that can release stress and pent-up emotions that would otherwise be kept inside. When one is swept away by the rhythm of their favorite music, it can stimulate the organs of the body and even lower blood-pressure level. Any amount of physical activity that an elderly person can comfortably do can be enhanced by a motivation and zeal for music.
 

Music brings an overall sense of well-being for people of all ages and walks of life. We offer the highest caliber of the private music lessons in Bonney Lake, Washington, and the surrounding communities. Cappella Music Academy is the leading and the most preferred music school and in the Greater Seattle Area. Join us, and your age will just be a number.

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