Puyallup Children's Theater
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Becky Cain-Kellogg, M.Ed.
Becky Cain-Kellogg, M.Ed. has taught music (choral, general, band & orchestra) and theater for almost 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Washington State University in Music & Theater and a Master of Education Degree from Lesley University in Curriculum Design & Instruction. She has also done additional study in both Music Therapy and Special Education.
Becky has taught music and drama to pre-school through 8th grade students for many years both school and church settings. Additionally, she spent several years as an arts integration specialist, creating performing arts activities that were implemented in math, history and writing/reading lessons.
Currently, she is the owner/artistic director of Puyallup Children’s Theater & Music Academy, which in just seven years has grown into a premiere music and theater training opportunity for children ages 3-18, that currently produces 60 productions annually. Becky is also busy private music instructor and author – writing method books and designing teaching materials (click HERE for more information about Becky's books) to encourage others and share the joy of teaching music and the arts to children! Above every other accomplishment, Becky is also mom to six children, all of whom have flourished from having an arts-based education. See Puyallup Herald article HERE
Music Director/Bound for Broadway Director
Zachary Kellogg, is an internationally acclaimed classical and jazz artist and composer. As a First Prize winner of the Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition, Zachary made his solo Carnegie Hall Debut October 2010, at the age of 13.
Hailed as a true Child Prodigy by the International Congress for Gifted and Talented Children, Zachary is also a three-time winner of the National Flute Association Jazz Flute Big Band Competition; was named Outstanding Soloist at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival; and took 2nd Place at the MTNA National Competition. Locally, Zachary is the winner of the Seattle Young Artist Competition; Cascade Symphony’s Rising Star Competition, 2-time winner of Seattle Flute Society’s Horsfall Competition and was a Seattle Chamber Music Society Emerging Artist. He also has appeared on several local news and arts TV programs in the Seattle area.
In 2009, Zachary was signed by Pony Boy Records and released his debut jazz CD “Red Velvet” in July of 2010. Zachary had the honor of being Pearl Flute's headline artist at MusicFest Canada 2012. During this appearance he was soloist with the Toronto Wind Orchestra and presented master classes in classical, jazz and stage presence to some of Canada’s leading young musicians.
In 2012, Zachary was hired to be a part of Ali Ryerson's Jazz Flute Big Band Recording, "Game Changer" that was released in August 2013 and spent 10 weeks in the top 10 iTunes Jazz Charts. Zachary has also performed with such jazz greats as Hubert Laws, Holly Hofmann, Ali Ryerson, Mike Wofford and YouTube sensation Greg Pattillo.
In addition to his responsibilities at Puyallup Children's Theater, Zachary also maintains an active teaching studio and is busy part of the Tacoma/Puyallup Music Theater community, frequently serving as music director and accompanist (on both flute and piano) at such venues as Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma Little Theater, Auburn Ave. and Lakewood Playhouse. He has also served as choreographer, music director and artistic director for many other theatrical productions. Additionally, Zachary has composed the original score for many Puyallup Children’s Theater performances, including: “Alice In Wonderland,” “Robin Hood” and “Aladdin", among others.
About Puyallup Children's Theater & Music Academy
Serving the children and families of Puyallup since 2010, Puyallup Children's Theater & Music Academy - where we specialize in CHILDREN'S THEATER - we strives to help each child grow in their theatrical, music and dance skills by providing a non-competitive environment where students can grow, build confidence, be part of a theater community, make friends and have lots of fun!!! Whether we a staging a production, teaching a private lesson or leading a preschool class, our main priority is providing a positive learning atmosphere where students can have fun, but also see how dedication can help them meet their goals.
Click HERE to see some of Zachary's older performance videos. Click HERE to see some of his new performances.