Teacher Spotlight - Paul Sawtelle! 

Veteran saxophone player, Paul Sawtelle, has been paying his dues as a musician for over 30 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. Paul's driving passion and virtuosity has always been front and center. He’s played for President
Clinton, worked with Heart, opened for artists from Savoy Brown to Jonny Lang, appeared on national television shows and, in 2008, won a prestigious Spelleman Award, the Norwegian equivalent of The Grammy, for his horn
arrangements and playing on Sony Music’s extraordinary blues band, Orbo and the Longshots album! 
When asked about the first music that inspired him as a player, he didn’t
hesitate. “The first Chicago Transit Authority album had a tremendous impact on me. The mixture of rock and horns was inspiring and fresh. Seeing that band for the first time live was magical.” He also couldn’t get enough of other groove and horn based bands and players like Tom Scott, Tower of Power, Janis Joplin, Moby Grape, Blood, Sweat & Tears, David Sanborn, Lenny Pickett, Grover
Washington, Jr. & Stanley Turrentine.

To Enroll in a Class with Mr. Sawtelle contact us at 253-470-8050 or at!

Did you know that here at Cappella Music Academy, piano lessons are the most popular out of any of our classes? More than half of the students taking lessons here are taking a piano class, with a total of  112 students enrolled in a piano class!
Fun Facts about the Piano! 
1. The piano is actually a relatively new instrument, the first piano constructed was made in 1698! That might sound old, but other instruments such as the flute have been around for
thousands of years – the piano is only 316 years old!

2. There are 7500 working parts in a piano!

3. The piano is generally considered to be a member of the
 percussion family because it only makes noise when a
hammer hits a string!

To Enroll in a piano class with Cappella contact us at 253-470-8050 or at!

Student of the Month - Colbey! 

Question 1 : What is your favorite Color? : 

Question 2: What has been your favorite thing you have learned while here at Cappella?: 
Piano Chords! 

Question 3: If you could have one super power, What would it be? 
Lazer eye beams! 

Question 4: What is one of you favorite songs you’ve heard? 
‘I Got a Feeling’ 

Keep up all your hard work Colbey! We are so happy to have you here with us at Cappella!