Creative Arts Academy is the instructional arts program at CG Community Development. Our goal is to impart the arts, empower intellect, and train life-long musicians.

Music Lessons








PRIVATE LESSONS                 ANNUALLY         MONTHLY                             

30-min. lesson                           $1308                       $109

45-min. lesson                           $1788                       $149

60-min. lesson                           $2268                       $189

REGISTRATION FEE                    $35

One per Family 


Sibling or multiple discipline discount of 10%                                                                


Homeschool Ensemble

Creative Art’s choral program is a great way for your student to engage in the arts alongside their community. They will be creating and singing with other students their age and learning the importance of team work. 

Each ensemble will be directed by an experienced and passionate director who will explore a variety of genres of music - from classical to contemporary, arias to pop, spirituals to indigenous. 


Singers will learn music theory, performance essentials, and proper singing techniques.

There will be opportunities for two studio performances and four community outreach performances. 





Leah Todd

Leah is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University who now lives in Lake Worth Beach. She has a wealth of musical knowledge as well as a heart and passion to invest in and serve her community. Her teaching style is customized to each student, igniting a passion to learn in

each one.


Ryan Ketcherside

Program Director 

Ryan has 15 years of drumming experience. Ryan often spends his free time writing songs and playing gigs around South Florida.He has been involved in worship ministry at a number of churches throughout his life. He is committed to teaching the fundamentals of drumming in order to create a good foundation for his students.


Geoff Leach

Advanced Guitar

Geoff has been playing guitar for 11 years. He started playing with the worship team at his church and has been a part of numerous ensembles throughout his life. He currently plays with a local band called Stone Castle and is working on a project called Comic Sands.  


Alexi Bell


Alexi has contagious energy and is full of enthusiasm. She motivates her students by constantly encouraging them to persevere and stay positive. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Business Management degree and a minor in Popular Music. In addition to teaching, Alexi also directs the worship ministry at Common Ground Church. 


Mark Beaupre

Mark has been passionately playing drums for over 20 years. He has a way of connecting with students that gets them excited about drums and keeps them motivated to learn. He is not only an instructor, but also a performer. He actively plays with three local bands, at his church, and anywhere he can!


Kelly Olive 

Kelly has taught piano and voice lessons for over 18 years specializing in customizing lessons to each individual. She can teach the note method and by ear: expanding the horizons of what it means to be a 'well-rounded musician.’ Kelly has a passion to train life-long musicians and an incredible ability to tap into the creativity of each individual student to help them become the best they can be. 



Ensemble Director
Victoria is a PBA graduate with a passion for teaching music. 


Brittan Allen
Bass Guitar

Brittan has been playing bass for over 10 years.


Sheri Clark 

Sheri has been playing piano most of her life and began teaching piano in 1997. In addition to being an educator, she serves as a music therapist in a healthcare organization. Sheri has experience working with people of all ages with varying abilities. She displays an unmatched energy and passion for teaching, desiring that her students would learn and enjoy music for a lifetime.


Tracy Danet
Visual Arts

Tracy is an artist who has been professionally painting for 6 years and loves exploring all artistic styles and mediums. She graduated from American Academy of Art in Chicago and has great skills in design, watercolors, figure drawing, acrylics and more. Tracy passionately shares her love for art and believes art is a creative tool for everyone to express themselves. !

Policies and Procedures

Creative Arts Academy offers 48 one on one lessons and two opportunities for recital showcases annually. Lessons are held once per week, excluding holidays. We calculate the cost for 48 lessons in the calendar year by 12 months due to months that may have three or five weeks and holidays. We charge one flat rate every month regardless of how many weeks are in the month.

  Holidays observed are as followed:
- One week of March for Spring Break 
- Week of Thanksgiving
- Last two weeks of December



     You may use the Automatic Debit Plan for all payment plans. This is the most convenient way to pay for lessons.  This authorizes us to charge your credit or debit card for each payment on the 1st of each month. 

Please email to get started with this option.


     When a student signs up for private lessons or classes, he/she is paying for a specific lesson time slot. Since this time slot is reserved for that particular student and no other student can be booked during that time, payment of a lesson is due even when the student is not able to attend. Due to the high volume of students, although we make every effort to make up missed lessons, if cancelation notice is less than 24 hours, it is at the discretion of the teaching artist to offer a make-up lesson. There are exceptions for extreme situations such as illness or heavy weather conditions.

     In the event that a teaching artist is absent for any reason, a make-up lessons will be offered to the student. If a student’s absence is unavoidable, the student is requested to notify the instructor directly as a courtesy. 

     Please arrive on time for lessons. If a student arrives late, the instructor is unable to extend the lesson and lessons will end at the student's scheduled time. Arriving on time maximizes your investment into lessons. If you are running late, please contact your teaching artist directly so that he/she knows to wait for you. Otherwise, instructors will wait for a student for one third of the lesson time before starting another lesson or leaving.


    Students enrolled in lessons are expected to behave in the same manner they would in any other educational setting. This includes respect for the facilities, the personal property of others, and all students, faculty, and personnel. 


     We do not offer childcare before or after lessons. Parents should wait with their children and/or attend the lessons.