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Teaching Artists


Kelly Olive

Voice and Piano

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. 

Leah Todd

Voice and Piano

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.


Sheri Jackson


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.

Mark Beaupre

Drums and Percussion

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!


Amy Allain

Piano and Voice

Amy is a Floridian born and raised with a degree in music from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Fun fact about Amy: all she wants for Christmas this year is a puppy  

Derrick Hatch


Derrick has been playing drums for 23 years. In that time, he has had the honor of playing in various jazz ensembles, orchestras, drumlines, worship groups, blues and rock bands. For 6 years, he also taught a local inner-city drum ensemble that performed in events at the Kravis Center and Rosemary Square. His first job/business was teaching drum lessons, and he is honored to be doing that once again through the Creative Arts Academy. 


Geoff Leach


Geoff has been playing guitar for almost two decades.  He is an extremely talented and can play most instruments well.   His teaching style is professional and personable.  He can teach all genres and all ages.


Hanalei Ritter


Hanalei is a senior attending Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts and has been playing the violin for more than 12 years. She plans on pursuing a degree in violin performance after completing her time at Dreyfoos. Hanalei has been selected to the Florida All-State Orchestra in 2017, 2018, 2022, and 2023. In addition to her passion for performing, she loves sharing her love for the violin with others. Over the past few years Hanalei has been volunteering at a local elementary school where she works with young, aspiring, violinists.

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