Meet the Teachers
Joyful Creative Arts & Bee Bop Buddies Children's Programs
Our teachers offer exceptional instruction in the arts & strive for the best to reach student's goals by building foundations in music, art, & the expressive arts while having fun!
Alexis Arrazcaeta enjoys the challenges of finding creative ways to actively engage students in new learning explorations through the use of art, music, dance, and movement. Combining her experience with Art and Music Therapy in Early Childhood Education, Alexis believes that hands-on learning and creating experiences with different art modalities improves communication skills, increases healthy creative expression, and inspires lifelong learning. Alexis earned her Masters in Arts in Medicine from the University of Florida and is a certified Artist in Residence. Her undergraduate studies at the University of Tampa include Psychology, Art Therapy, and Fine Arts. Alexis is an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa teaching arts in health & a pottery professional with retailers around the world. Alexis offers Expressive Arts, Adaptive Art Lessons, Music & Arts Education Classes, & Art Events.
Adaline (Addy) is a Florida Certified Teacher and pianist. She completed her education at the University of South Florida, earning a degree in Music Education with Applied Piano Study, where she graduated with Honors. During her time at USF, she played piano in several ensembles such as the USF Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, and was invited to Grand Rapids, Michigan as the pianist of the 2021 National Intercollegiate Band. As a teacher, her goal is to ensure that each student can be successful by providing personalized, creative lessons that allow students to have fun while learning musical skills. In addition to fundamentals of piano technique, Addy encourages students to explore popular music, songwriting, composition, and other progressive music education ideas. She is also the orchestra director at Tarpon Springs Middle School, which is a magnet for the Cambridge Center of Academics and the Arts, where she teaches orchestra and piano. Addy frequently works as an accompanist & collaborative pianist in North Pinellas County. She holds professional relations with the Greater Pinellas Music Teachers Association, Florida Music Education Association, and Florida Orchestra Association. Addy specializes in piano lessons from beginner through advanced levels for all ages and abilities.
Voice & Piano Teacher
Julia LaPierre is a special education music teacher at a local public school. She began her journey of music as a young child and has been a dedicated musician ever since. She has a strong passion for both performing music and sharing her love and knowledge of music with others. Julia graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in General Music with her primary instrument as voice and secondary instrument as piano, as well as a minor in Psychology. Her musical training includes voice, piano, music theory, choir, and composition. She grew up in a very musical family and is constantly surrounded by music. Julia has multiple years’ worth of experience with working with children with special needs and she thrilled to be a part of such an amazing team! She is excited to offer professional voice lessons from beginner to advanced, adapted lessons in learning through the arts, children's music programs and events, and beginner piano lessons for all ages and abilities.
Brett Wilkins has been playing music professionally in the Tampa Bay area since 2016. He offers a wide range of solo acoustic guitar and vocals always looking to expand his ever-growing set list. His influence ranges from the works of Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, The Beatles, John Mayer, and more! You might recognize Brett from playing in local establishments and markets across Tampa Bay. He has been featured at local festivals and beach resorts showcased as the headliner entertainment. Brett especially enjoys presenting his talents for local fundraisers to celebrate helping causes he is passionate about to bring awareness and education to highlight the importance of music in our lives for all ages and abilities. His performances for special needs groups show compassion, generosity, and a passion for sharing his talents with all communities. As a musician, Brett feels the most important role of music is to connect with others. He finds it important to never allow yourself to plateau as there is always something new to learn in the world of music. Brett offers professional instruction in guitar, from learning riffs to increasing your knowledge in a variety of techniques in playing guitar, for all ages and abilities.