Welcome to Shred School! Explore Music in a Group Setting.

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Make Music With Others – Limited Class Size

While private lessons focus on the singular student, Shred School will focus on group dynamics. Students from private lessons will learn what it takes to work with a group of musicians to perform a cohesive piece.

Mr. Brad will teach 6 students the fundamentals of a song and performance theory, arrange the song for multiple instruments, and how to listen to fellow bandmates as they play and as they share ideas.

Each student will be assigned to one of 6 instruments: rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, drums, piano/keys, and voice.

  • Requirements: intermediate to advanced experience in their instrument, students must pass a sight-reading test in their private lessons (tab and/or sheet music).
  • Day/Time: Monday, July 17th-Thursday, July 20th,10:00AM-11:30AM, Thursday, July 21st 10:00AM-12:00PM (last class/performance)
  • Location: Tacoma School (2089 Mildred St W, Tacoma, WA. 98466)
  • Teacher: Mr. Brad
  • Ages: 11-18
  • Price: $150
  • Class Size: 6

“Brittany is an amazing teacher! She’s been teaching for 14 years and I’ve watched many of her students progress and become wonderful pianists. Brittany has also performed in many venues including The Museum of Flight, Barnes and Noble, and many churches for a variety of occasions.”

— Chris B.

“I was so impressed by the professional way Cappella Performing Arts Academy put together their piano recital this last week! Additionally, each student was well prepared and did such a nice job. Truly inspiring performance!”

— Amy W.

“As a parent, I am thrilled with the experience my daughter has had learning piano over the last 3 years. She is happy and excited to attend her lessons because the instructor makes the lessons challenging, meaningful, interesting, and fun.”

— Heidi K.

“We absolutely love our guitar teacher! She really listens to what my daughter would like to learn and what style. She encourages her and isn’t pushy. We are so happy we found Cappella!”

— Brooke C.

“Great staff and an awesome instructor. I’m getting better every week. I can’t wait to start playing Phantom of the Opera!”

— Tim V.

“Cappella Music Academy is *the* place to learn music in the Bonney Lake area. The wide variety of instrument-specific offerings, group sessions, great space, excellent rates, and friendly staff make it an easy choice for music instruction.”

— Tom W.

“Our daughter is 9 years old and has been interested in playing the piano for many years. We drove by in the fall and noticed this place opened recently and were accepting students.”

— Nicol W.

“We are so impressed with Cappella Music Academy. Everyone is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and exceptional at their craft. Everything about the academy is first-class, from the amazing bi-yearly musical performances to the attendance incentive trophies.”

— Gretchen F.

“I’ve had my kids in music lessons for a number of years with Cappella. I continue to be impressed with their level of service. My kids absolutely love going here!””

— John H.

“Most professional studio I have ever had the opportunity to take lessons from. So grateful for the experiences I had with miss Brittany. If you want to make it to the top in the music industry, she will get you there.””

— Ashyr C.

“I have been thoroughly impressed with the friendliness, professionalism, and knowledge the staff has! Every teacher has a passion for music and it passes to their students!””

— Aubrae N.

“Such a wonderful place to learn! High class lessons at an affordable price!! I highly recommend Cappella for its great family friendly lessons and wonderful teachers!””

— Matthew B.

“We signed our son up for drum lessons and have been pleased with the service, instruction and professionalism that Cappella has shown. They teach not only the fundamentals but also music theory which I believe is important.”

— Tyson T.

“My daughter is enrolled in Beginning Choir at Cappella Music Academy. She is 6 and this is her first formal instruction. She absolutely loves it! She gushes about the class for the rest of the day and always “counts sleeps” until she can go again.”

— Rose F.

“Cappella Music Academy is awesome. The staff is absolutely amazing, extremely professional and very knowledgable. If anyone is wanting professional lessons to look no further!”

— Austin J.

“We had been looking for guitar lessons for my daughter for quite some time and now that Cappella’s has opened we are so happy to have her enrolled! It’s a convenient location, redone inside and she has a one-on-one class each week.”

— Lori F.

“Cappella is one of the few places we were able to find Drum lessons available for our son. The process from the moment you call to your lessons is spectacular. Their service and instructors are very knowledgeable and they truly strive to make sure you are welcomed and successful in your learning.”

— Melissa T.

“Every teacher here is amazing. We have two children taking lessons through Cappella. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for music lessons.”

— Kami J.

“I was an adult student of Brittany’s and loved my lesson times with her. She is a very patient, cheerful teacher and I learned so much!”

— Julie R.

“Top-notch piano teachers. I have witnessed amazing results with their students!”

— Daniel B.

“Our daughter started private piano lessons with Miss Brittany when she was four years old. It has been a year and we are so impressed at how much she has learn and grown! Not only is Brittany an amazing teacher, but she teaches with patience, kindness, and love. ”

— Sarah L.



What can students expect to get out of this class?

Topics discussed include song theory, performance theory, group dynamics, stage presence, song arrangement, and more! At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to record a simple music video performing their piece. This course is a great opportunity for students looking to start their music portfolio!

What qualifies Mr. Brad to instruct this class?

Mr. Brad has years of experience teaching group rock band classes in Denver. He has been teaching private lessons with us at Cappella and has been part of the music scene in the greater Tacoma area for over 4 years, and he is excited to share his connections with students in this class!

Will instruments be provided for this class?

We will provide a drum kit, piano, amps, and any cables necessary. Students are required to bring their own electric guitars and bass.