About Cascade Academy of Music & Arts

Our History


Cascade Academy of Music and Arts is a place for families to bring their children for a wonderful experience in music.  The program was founded in 2001 as North County Homeschool Music Program by Doug and Tina Riley with a desire to serve the Lord through teaching music while healing from the death of their son, David.  From 2001 to 2016, this diverse program had flourished under their leadership, growing from a small group of homeschool families, to a respected program serving over 200 students in choir, band, orchestra, and drama classes.  In 2014, the program was able to move into it's own facility, having outgrown the church it was meeting in, and NCHMP became North County Music Academy. In 2016, the Lord moved the Riley family to Montana.  At that time, the baton was passed and Cascade Academy of Music & Arts (CAMA) was created.  The goal of CAMA is to continue to honor this incredible legacy of service, love, and music begun by our founders and to see the program grow.  Our unique blend of music classes and development of leadership among the more experienced students as they help the newer students has created an amazing and dynamic learning environment. 

Our Vision


Our vision is to provide a quality, affordable service to the community, through learning, rehearsing, performing and fellowshipping in a manner that strives for excellence to glorify God.

Our Mission


Our mission is to inspire students to love our Lord Jesus Christ, to excel in music and arts, and to lead through service to others.

Our Purpose 


Cacade Academy of Music & Arts (CAMA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation serving the community of north Snohomish County, Washington.  We offer band, orchestra, choir and drama classes for students ages 5 - Adult, that meet each week on in Granite Falls, Washington.

The organization's primary reasons for existence is to glorify God through music, to make disciples in the community and to serve our students and families by providing a safe, fun, music learning environment to supplement their home education.

The organization does not endorse any particular schooling method, homeschool support group, co-op, curriculum, activity, or program.

2016-2017 Board Members


Our Board of Directors prayerfully helps to guide us, and consists of:

Jeff Hinman, President

Laurie Hinman, Vice-President

DeWayne Cody, Treasurer

Valerie Cody, Secretary

Christopher Pence, Board Member

Zindra Nelson, Board Member

Rod Nelson, Board Member

© 2016-current by Cascade Academy of Music & Arts

Cascade Academy of Music & Arts (CAMA) admits students of any sex, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities made available to all students in classes offered by the program and does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, enrollment policies, fee structure or any other program administered by CAMA.