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Dr. Stephan Betz
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Ariane Cap, Founder

I am proud to have founded Step Up Music Vallejo in 2009. We are looking back at many beautiful musical memories over the 7 years Step Up Music was active in Vallejo. From rock camps to recitals, from courses for the little ones to Jazz Jams, we sure had great times!

In 2016 I published a book (
Music Theory for the Bass Player) which went on to become a frequent bestseller in its category on Amazon. I also published a course with the educational powerhouse truefire and began teaching online and traveling to do seminars in many places. This pulled me away from my local community and finally forced me to give up running Step Up Music Vallejo, my dearly beloved Music School.

I want to thank the wonderful Vallejo community who stepped up and supported us:
  • Families who came for lessons
  • Musicians who lent their talents to support
  • Fellow business owners
  • Builders
  • Photographers and Artists
  • Vallejo Community Leaders
  • The Vallejo Schools
  • The Vallejo Community Arts Foundation
  • The MIRA Theatre
  • The Empress Theatre
  • The Vallejo Times Herald
  • The Small Business Development Centers Napa and Fairfield
  • Volunteers who appeared out of nowhere to help

The walls you built, the notes you played, the encouragement and advice you gave, the red tape you helped us cut through, the articles you wrote and photos you took, the events you supported... your belief in us meant the world back then! Thank you, it is never forgotten!

And to the big and little feet who came to lessons and participated in our many camps, recitals and lessons - Thank you for making music with us!
It has been an honor serving you!

Ariane's current ventures:
Ari's Bass Blog
Ariane's Artist Website
OoN - The Bassoon-Bass Duo of Ariane Cap and Paul Hanson
The Nick Phillips Ariane Cap Group

Message from the Director - Music is a healthy activity at any age!

Music to this video is composed by Step Up Instructor Wolf Wein.

Kids/Teens Rock Band impressions.
Music: Kindie Rock sensation The SIppy Cups

Hi Ariane--I have been really impressed with what you were able to accomplish at StepUp--so much so that I was shocked when you pointed out that it had been only two years!

Bryan Girard, Saxophonist, Founder Vallejo Jazz Society

Step Up Music is a wonderful place for children to enter the world of music, have fun and experience a variety of instruments. Ariane Cap is an excellent teacher who relates well to children.

06/17/2010 Shannon D Richardson

Step Up Music Vallejo is amazing!  Their musicians are entertaining and professional caliber.  A huge asset to the Vallejo community.

Mark Flowers, Vallejo Library
Go down memory lane and view some pictures from our many events.

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