We are now at the First United Methodist Church at the corner of Sonoma and Virginia in Vallejo. Across from Gracie's BBQ



NEW: monthly Jazz Jam with coaching by our teachers. Click HERE



Our last Recital: 2-27-16 at the Joseph Room
in the Vallejo Library. 1:00PM

Here is Vallejo Times Herald's wonderful article about this event



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





Stacks Image 4271


Great local teachers



• You will find that making music is a fun and healthy activity at any age - mind stimulating and stress relieving. • Your kids will improve their learning and social skills through learning a musical instrument, while learning a valuable skill for life. PIANO - GUITAR - UKULELE - BASS - VIOLIN - DRUM - VOICE - MUSIC THEORY



Stacks Image 26

Meet the Director



Step Up Founder and Creator Ariane Cap teaches electric and upright bass, piano (classical and Jazz), improvisation, and music theory at the Bay Terrace Theater in Vallejo as well as at the California Jazz Conservatory.

Her typical students range from beginners to professional bassists who seek her out for her versatility and eclectic styles on the instrument. One of her specialties is also to help beginning improvisors break through barriers to achieve true self expression, or to help bridge the gap between 'just knowing' music theory and applying it in a meaningful way.

Ariane is an educator for the online education powerhouse
TrueFire. She is the author of Music Theory for the Bass Player, a comprehensive compendium for the enthusiastic bassist, and runs an educational video blog at arisbassblog.com



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


Stacks Image 247






    LikeUs