Studio Closed 2/13

and still more practice!

Stay safe and don't get stuck like I did :)


Studio Closed 2/12

again...more practice.

Studio Closed 2/11 Due to Snow

Here we go again...keep practicing!


Cello Squad Returning!

Foothills Music Cello Squad

Cello Squad is a group of young cellists with varied levels of ability: Beginning to Advanced.

Not only do we perform as a group, we break into smaller ensembles according to abilities to allow for personal growth.

Our music includes Classical, Original, Folk and Pop! Example of what we are currently are working are:  Pink Panther and a Scottish Ballad.

Tuition: $125 per quarter (acceptance at any time, tuition will be prorated)
Meet: Mondays 7:00-8:00 Foothills Music Academy

Further details under Information: Cello Squadron

Enrolling New Students for 2018-2019 school year!

Foothills offers private one-on-one musical education in: Piano, Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello and Composition/Theory

What makes Foothills unique is that we offer opportunities for collaborative musicianship besides highly-specialized private lessons.

Our Director, Cathy Lowell, has taught orchestra and choir in the school districts and understands how to bring musicians together collaboratively. All of our teachers perform professionally and fully understand the art and joy of creating music with others.

Playing with other musicians is not just going in a room and "jamming", but understanding note-reading, rhythms, key-signatures, chord structures, dynamics, melody, harmonies as well as understanding their instrument and how to blend with other instruments: This is all taught during private lessons and then translated into real-life with other students.

We encourage family and friendship.

The staff all works closely together to provide collaborative musical opportunities where wanted and enjoyed.  Example:  Violin student, Piano student and Vocal student learn pieces in their private lessons, then come together at the quarterly Friday evening session to bring it all together.

Music shared is a powerful experience that is rarely offered in a formal-educational atmosphere.

Please email: or call Cathy at 425-753-0820 to arrange a time to see our studio and meet our teachers, so you can see first hand our unique learning environment.

**You are also welcome to just stop in.

All our best,

Cathy and Faculty

Foothills Music Academy
 offering:  piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, bass and cello squad

 serving:  Duvall, Monroe, Redmond, Carnation, Woodinville, Bothell, Mill Creek

Cello Squad/ Violin Viola Squad

Each group is separate:  Cello Squad only Cellos/ Violin Viola Squad only Violins and Violas

A unique non-audition learning and performing opportunity for String players of all ages and abilities! 

Ensembles are created based on experience and ability, to showcase the  diverse sounds and voices produced by the cello for cello squad, and violin and viola for VV Squad.

Students may enroll at any time.  If enrolled after start of quarter, sessions will be pro-rated.

Example of music learned will be traditional Bach and Mozart, as well as contemporary arrangements of Mario Themes.  


Where:  Foothills Music Academy  13110 177th Pl NE Woodinville WA  98072
When:  Monday Evenings 7:00-8:00 
Tuition: $125 per quarter  (Fall: Sept -Nov  Winter: Dec - Feb  Spring: Mar - May )
Performances: Dec and May 7:00-8:00
Experience:  At Least 1 year experience.  Need not be enrolled in a school program.
Director Cello Squad: Cathy Lowell - Northshore String Specialist
Director VV Squad:  Emmy Hoech - Northshore String Specialist

To Register: 
Call:  425-753-0820  or Email:

All our best,

Cathy and Emmy

Foothills Music Academy
 offering:  piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, orchestra , percussion
 serving:  Duvall, Monroe, Redmond, Carnation, Woodinville

Why Foothills Music Academy...

-  all individualized lessons include:
     * Theory/Composition - This allows each student to know why and how theory works
     * Positive and patient environment teaching fundamentals.
     * Emphasis on note-reading, rhythm and technique
     * Custom written music for the student to play

- in addition, if the student chooses:
     * collaborative musicianship opportunities.
     * solo ensemble preparation
     * autism-spectrum teaching experience and curriculum