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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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