Ask a Cappella Teacher!
What is your first musical memory?
I grew up surrounded by music from a variety of genres; my mom is a musician and my first musical memory is listening to her play the piano at home. Music has always been a source of joy and wonder from the very beginning!
What inspired you to become a music teacher?
My first cello and piano teachers! When I was 10 years old, I drew a picture of my future self as a cello teacher; now I hope to inspire my students as my teachers inspired me!
What practice tips and tricks do you have for Cappella Academy students?
- Practice a difficult section 3x; no more, no less! Do this every day, and you will definitely see substantial progress. For more advanced students, try to practice a tough spot up to five times. Try to work on a specific aspect each time; notes, rhythm, flow, etc.
- Reward yourself! If you completed focused practice, play a favorite song, listen to your favorite artist, or make a “wish list” of songs you’d like to learn!
- Listen, listen, listen! This is one of the best ways to learn and become familiar with how music works; pick songs from a variety of genres and styles.
What is the one thing you want your students to take away from their lessons with you?
I hope my students discover the joy of studying music, and are inspired with the satisfaction of learning new skills!
Enroll in music lessons with Ms. Krishawn today!
Welcome Our New Instructor!
Mr. Hunter grew up on the forested outskirts of Bellingham, WA and began tickling the ivories at age 7. Joining swing choir in high school convinced him to pursue music professionally, and his performing background now encompasses choral, a cappella, jazz, funk, folk, metal and more! After earning his B.A. in Music Composition from Whitman College, he served two years through AmeriCorps as a classroom teacher for preschool-8th, simultaneously working as a private lessons instructor. A longtime music student himself, he knows firsthand the value of both structure and creative freedom and commits to finding the right approach for each individual.
Currently, Mr. Hunter performs with local pop-rock band 48 Degrees North and directs the (virtual) choir of Tacoma’s Grace Baptist Church. Apart from music, he is an avid outdoorsman, having logged 1000+ trail miles in some of the wildest country in the continental U.S.
Enroll in music lessons with Mr. Hunter today!
INTERESTED IN music LESSONS BUT DON’T HAVE AN INSTRUMENT YET?
We are proud to offer a variety of instruments for purchase at both our Bonney Lake and Tacoma locations!
We also provide high quality instrument rentals for violin, viola, cello, saxophone, flute, trumpet, and more!
Contact us today for all your musical needs!
Charleston International Music Competition Winners
Check out their performances on our Youtube Channel! While we are not affiliated with The Charleston Competition, we are so excited to have our students submit their videos and perform! If you’re interested in having your student or yourself try out for future competitions, be sure to keep an eye out for more details in our upcoming student newsletters!
Congratulations again to Wade, Sawyer, Evelyn, Noah, Brody, Vitaliy, and Alezandra! We are so proud of all your hard work!
WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!
Remington P. – Cello
Julianna H. – Piano
Malachi S. – Piano
Jack L. – Guitar
Abigail C. – Violin
Ashlee P. – Voice
Keilly C. – Guitar
Joanne G. – Piano
Xuan N. – Cello
Kaden H. – Cello
Daniel N. – Drums
Maya M. – Piano
Honora R. – Guitar
Luci H. – Piano
Asher S. – Piano
Nara S. – Guitar
Erik W. – Piano
Taryn B. – Ukulele
Adam D. – Guitar
Rosalie R. – Piano
Masha S. – Piano
Brook B. – Voice
Rebecca S. – Cello
Evan P. – Piano
Michael M. – Guitar
Brooke M. – Piano
Isabella H. – Piano
Sarai L. – Piano
Henrik T. – Piano
Wilson K. – Piano
Trae B. – Piano
Leimarie I. – Piano
Faith N. – Guitar
Alexis B. – Guitar
Landon M. – Piano
Olivia K. – Violin
Logan H. – Drums
Hana S. – Guitar
Michele S. – Piano