Ms. Loretta Fox opened Creative Music & Art Center in February 2000, where her educational and musical background would benefit children and adults to explore the world of music, art, dance and education.
She holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in education from the University of Wisconsin and a PH.D in Gifted Education from Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, CA. Loretta started studying music at age 4 and continued with piano, organ and voice lessons through college. Loretta performed with the Riverport Sweet Adeline Chorus for four years and traveled throughout the United States entertaining and competing. In college she directed numerous musicals and was a church organist for ten years. She is a retired teacher from the Wisconsin public school system, with over 30 years experience.
After retiring in Wisconsin, Loretta taught Kindergarten at Suntree United Methodist Church Preschool for four years and then was the music teacher for 6 more years. Her dream has come true and the Center is growing, and attracting experienced instructors and talented students throughout the community.
Favorite Food: Italian
Hobbies: Traveling, Cruising, Playing the Piano, Playing the Harp, Singing and Shopping. I try to attend local concerts, plays and as many events that I can fit into my schedule.
Of couse, I love teaching students!
Teaches: Violin, Piano, Voice and Art
Music has been part of Ms. Teree’s life since she was a youngster. She has studied both violin and piano and loves teaching her students. Her music experience and studies span through grade school, high school and college. She spends her time furthering her education and enjoys Italian food. Ms. Teree has also instructed Art Classes to Grades 3 to 6.
Nathan is our newest Violin teacher. He is a 4-time All-County Orchestra performer as well as an All-State Orchestra performer. Nathan has earned multiple Superior and Superior with distinction ratings at the FMEA HS solo and Ensemble Festival. In addition to living in Florida since 2018, Nathan has lived in New Jersey and Vienna, Austria. He has performed across the United States as well as in Vienna and Bratislava. Currently, Nathan is in his sophomore year as Edgewood Jr/Sr High School. He is Associate Concertmaster in Chamber Orchestra and is an Executive Officer in the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Nathan has previously been accepted into the Green Mountain Music Festival and participated in Music Camps at Appalachian State University and Florida State University.
Teaches: Piano, Little Mozart, Harp, and Voice
Miss Gabby teaches Piano, Little Mozart, Harp, and Voice, She grew up at the studio and has been taking lessons for over ten years. She has been trained in piano, harp and singing for over ten years. She has attended Federation for seven years as a student of Ms. Lois. She is a Senior at Viera High School and she has been in chorus every year through high school. She is dual enrolled (finishing high school while also taking college classes at EFSC). She took a college level Music Theory Class last year through AP and passed with both high school and college credit. She hopes to attend FSU in the future and start a degree in Music Education. She is currently a pedal harpist and performs with the Brevard Youth Symphony Orchestra and as an accompanist.
Teaches: Guitar, Piano, Voice, and Violin
Mr. Alex has been playing and studying music for around 20 years. During that time, he has taken formal lessons for violin, guitar, piano, and vocals.
At Vincennes University, in Indiana, Mr. Alex studied music for two years. He plans to return to school to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree in both teaching and music therapy.
Mr. Alex was previously involved in the music worship teams in Indiana. He currently serves on the Faith Fellowship Church music team.
In his spare time, Mr. Alex’s creative outlets include song writing and recording music for his own personal use.
Teaches: Piano and Guitar
Justin has joined our staff as a guitar instructor and he also teaches piano. He has a music background of many years, starting with piano instruction from ages 8 to 28 . From this training he self taught himself the guitar. He plays acoustic , electric and prefers the bass guitar as his favorite. Justin teaches at the studio from 5:30 to 7:30 nearly every day, as he works a full time job in addition to his teaching schedule.
Justin enjoys playing video games and sports in his free time.
His favorite food is shrimp scampi.
Teaches: Piano, Violin, and Voice
Welcome Amanda Edwards as one of our newest teachers! She has experience in piano, violin, and voice. She is currently studying at Florida Tech, pursuing a Biomedical Science major and a music minor. She plays violin in the Florida Tech orchestra, and sings in the concert choir at Florida Tech. She has taken AP Music Theory, and, throughout high school, she tutored piano students in music theory. She has received superior ratings for piano and violin at the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Makayla has been with us since her junior year of high school. You’ll find her behind our front desk ready to assist you with your overall experience. While working here at Creative Music, she is in school pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business. She has studied piano, voice, and percussion throughout her middle and high school years along with other activities. Outside of school and work, she spends most of her spare time with family and friends. Some of her favorite hobbies include anything outdoors like kayaking, biking, hiking and sunset walks by the beach.