Kelly Olive
Director of Creative Arts Academy
Instruments:  Voice and Piano

Kelly Olive is the director of Creative Arts Academy.  She has taught  piano and voice lessons for over 18 years.  She specializes in customizing lessons to each individual and teaches the note method and by ear.  Kelly has a vision to impart the arts and train life-long musicians.   She has an ability to tap into the creativity of each individual student to help them become the best they can be. 


Gracie Schreffler 
Teaching Artist
Instrument:  Voice and Guitar;  The Learning Groove with Gracie Classes

Gracie began singing in choirs at age 5 and feels a special connection to Lake Worth as she attended theater camps at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Gracie began songwriting and performing as a soloist at age 17 both in public venues as well as at church. With her background in education and helping children with special needs, Gracie is especially passionate about empowering young people with music as a tool to overcome adversity. As a vocal instructor, Gracie values and encourages daily practice, breath work, and teaching the student to embrace their individual voice. You can find Gracie performing in the community with her acoustic folk and soul project, Grace Roots.


‚ÄčKirstyn Almeida
Teaching Artist

Instrument:  Piano

Kirstyn loves to teach students of all ages by creating an atmosphere where basics are key.  She focuses on establishing a strong foundation in music theory so that each lesson builds on the next. With her background in early childhood education, she understands how to make technique and theory accessible to even the youngest of learners. She is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University.  In addition to piano, Kirstyn plays the guitar and sings.  She can be found performing at local open mics and and in her church band.  


Nicole Allen
Teaching Artist

Instruments:  Piano, Voice, Flute

Nicole is a graduate from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a degree in Music Education.  She has been immersed in music from a young age, teaching piano from her early teens.  Nicole has experience in choral directing, band leading, and worship team leadership.  She customizes her teaching to the individual student with patience, creativity and expertise.

Laura Graham
Teaching Artist

Laura is Artist in Residence in the theatre Department at Bak Middle School of the Arts. She is from New York and received her BA at Oberlin College. She has extensive acting and dance experience and has performed locally at the Lake Worth and Delray Beach Playhouses. She was also a member of the L-dub improv group. Laura has been teaching acting and movement for actors for the past seven years in Palm Beach county.


Mark Beaupre
Teaching Artist
Instrument: Drums/percussion
Mark has been playing drums for over 20 years.   He has a way of connecting with students to get them excited about drums and to keep them learning.   He is not only an instructor but he is also a performer.  He actively plays with his current band, his church, and anywhere else he can!


Rebecca Turngren
Teaching Artist
Instrument: Piano, Voice, Lake Worth Kids Choir

Rebecca Turngren is a senior at Palm Beach Atlantic University pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. Her primary instrument is voice with a secondary in piano. She has performed in various opera productions including Florida Lyric Opera's Viva La Mama, as well as Gianni Schicchi staring as Lauretta, Die Fledermaus as Sally, and various scenes with Palm Beach Atlantic Universities Opera Workshop Department. Rebecca has been involved in diverse ensembles such as PBA's Early Music Ensemble, PBA's Concert Choir, and Espressivo, a community chorus comprised mainly of Music Educators. In addition, she is President of the NAfME Collegiate Chapter and is part of the KDE Education Society on campus. She is thankful for the opportunity to share her passion for music with Creative Arts Academy and for the freedom to share her favorite passage, 1 John 4:7-21.