Meet Our New Instructors!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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!