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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