Welcome to the best place to take music lessons in Southwest Florida!

OUR PURPOSE

Our purpose is simple. First, we want to be a place where God-given talent is fostered and every student and their family are touched by God’s love through us. Secondly, we desire to be a dynamic center for quality music instruction in a safe, Christian environment with highly, qualified and caring instructors.

OUR CLASSES

We offer private lessons in music—voice, piano, guitar, drums, bass, and other instruments such as strings, brass, and woodwinds as they are requested. Our classes are available to the Southwest Florida community, kindergarten-age through adult.

Parents are welcome in any lesson, but we also have a comfortable waiting area for families with rehearsal keyboards, toys/books, cable television, and free Wi-Fi.

Piano

Guitar

Brass

Drums

Flute

Voice

Private lessons designed to meet your learning style and level!

SWFL Creative Arts Academy is committed to providing:

Qualified Instructors

We bring together qualified instructors and aspiring students in our community.

Competitive Pricing

The academy provides the most competitive pricing in this area, without sacrificing quality.

Leadership Training

Our skilled instructors train and develop leaders in all areas of the arts.

Discipline

We help students reach God-given potential by instilling discipline and Christian character development.

Love for the Arts

Our instructors help each student reach his or her God-given potential by instilling a love for the arts.

Christian Environment

The Creative Arts Academy provides a safe, Christian environment for both students and instructors.

Erin Denson

Voice and Piano
Erin, an Indiana native, received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ball State University. She has a background in musical theatre and classical voice and piano. While at Ball State she was in several operas on campus as both a lead and in the opera chorus, was in the mixed Concert Choir on campus, and sang in guest masterclasses for artists like Fenlon Lamb.

Ian Denson

Piano
Ian Denson is the Worship Director at First Assembly. He has had the opportunity to perform with and direct orchestras, choirs, rock bands, and worship teams. He studied piano performance and pedagogy at Florida Gulf Coast University. While there he was selected to be part of a special piano pedagogy internship. Ian has worked as a middle school choir director, an assistant choral director and accompanist at the undergraduate level, and a private music teacher for over ten years.

Nicholas Hanaburgh

Drums
Nicholas received his Bachelors in Music from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL, where he studied under Ian Goodman and specialized in jazz drumming. He toured with the Christian group “Mike Burns Band,” and has performed for President Bush and Joyce Meyer, as well as at Disney.

Bethany Smith

Piano & Brass
Bethany earned degrees in both French horn and Music Education at Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, OH. She also received her Master of Music Education from Florida State University. Bethany teaches at Fort Myers Christian School and plays in the French horn section of the Gulf Coast Symphony.

Ethan Mulvihill

Beginning Piano
Ethan is a young, yet accomplished pianist. He enjoys playing worship, jazz, and classical music. He has competed in competitions, most recently having placed 1st in the nation in piano performance at Fine Arts (Assemblies of God) for the second year in a row. He also has been featured twice in the annual Christmas Keyboard Festival at First Assembly of God.

James Williams

Guitar & Bass & Ukulele
James has been teaching guitar, bass guitar, and Ukulele in Southwest Florida for 13 years. Notable achievements include receiving a Full-Sail Scholarship. One of his students became a trained Guitar Luthier and others have recorded albums (such as Luke Yurich, an up and coming artist).

Rebecca Buck

Piano and Voice
Buck began her love for piano at the age of 6. After receiving a Bachelors in Music Education from Florida State University, she spent a number of years on the road playing across the US and throughout the Caribbean. Following her time on the road, Rebecca focused on working with others in both piano and voice instruction. Among her many professional students, Rebecca worked with Janet Jackson and the Jackson Five in their debut at the Vegas MGM.

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The SWFL Creative Arts Academy is a ministry of First Assembly of God, Fort Myers, Florida. Our desire is to train and develop leaders in all areas of the arts. We offer private lessons, for children and adults, designed to meet your learning style and level.

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