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: Piano and Voice
Ms. Lois has 17 years of classical training in piano. Her degree is a BA in Religious Education with a Minor in Music from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. Lois has taught private piano for over 30 years and continues to enjoy her teaching experiences. She plays professionally for weddings, church services and parties and also arranges instrumental and choral music.
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.
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.
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 and Little Mozart
Reese has studied here at the studio under Ms. Lois for over six years learning piano and voice. She is now trained to teach both little Mozart and Piano students as young as four years old. Reese enjoys playing songs with lots of emotion and energy. During the day, Reese takes classes at Eastern Florida State College and is working towards her Associate degree. In her free time, Reese has volunteered in her church’s praise band for almost two years as a keyboardist and pianist. She is also part of the team working to start a youth praise band composed of middle and high school musicians. Reese also enjoys crafting and spending time with her younger cousins and her favorite food is chicken and dumplings.
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.