Anyone can make sound come out of a piano but doing it with purpose takes skill. Piano Lessons at AZ Voice and Music Academy teaches students to play with the proper positioning, read music, learn notes, chords, and so much more. Our lessons for all ages will teach you the basics on up. When you register be sure to let us know if you’re starting out, been playing for years, or looking to get back into it. We will be sure to design a lesson schedule that fits your needs!
Meet Our Piano Instructors
Chelsea began her formal training at the age of 13 when she joined The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches. She studied under the instruction of owner, Adriana Zabala and went on to attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts for high school. She later attended Rollins College on a full scholarship to earn her B.A in Music; Vocal Performance/education under director Dr. John Sinclair.
Chelsea has performed both nationally and internationally as a soloist and with groups such as the ACDA national honor choir, the Bach festival choir and more. She has also performed in numerous operas, musical theatre productions, and even at Walt Disney World.
Although her training is primarily classical, Chelsea has been in numerous contemporary bands and ensembles and performs and teaches many different genres, from rock/pop, to folk, blues, country, reggae and more. Chelsea strives to make her lessons fun, educational, and relevant for her students. She loves incorporating technology into lessons when possible and greatly encourages her students to pursue performance opportunities.
Jamie is a drummer/percussionist with a B.A. in Music and a minor in Jazz Studies from The University of Delaware. He is a member of The Heavy Pets, a nationally touring rock outfit based in South Florida. His drumming can be heard in regular rotation on Sirius/XM Radio as well as terrestrial radio stations in The United States and Canada. Over the years, he has had the honor of performing at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, New Orleans JazzFest, and Jam Cruise among others and has played/recorded with legendary producer Charlie Calello, David Grisman (The Grateful Dead), John Popper (Blues Traveller), G. Love, Kris Thomas (The Voice), Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers), George Porter Jr (The Meters), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews), and Felix Pastorius. In addition to The Heavy Pets, Jamie does studio sessions and performs regularly around South Florida.
Chase Wheeler, born and raised in Florida, began his formal training at the age of 10 as an instrumentalist. Since then, he has become proficient in piano, oboe, trumpet, guitar, flute, and clarinet. Chase began his formal training in voice at the age of 15, studying under Jackie Stressman, a current performer for Disney’s Voices of Liberty. At age 17, he was awarded second place in the prestigious Future Stars competition for young artists. Through this, he was able to record with Grammy award-winning producer, David Ruttenberg.
Chase later attended Florida Atlantic University and earned a B.A in Music, vocal performance and education. Through his collegiate studied, he was able to participate in various summer programs, including Anúna International Summer School in Ireland. Since then, Chase has been apart of multiple traveling ensembles and has been featured on local radio networks.
Angie began her musical career at the age of 8 when she joined her elementary school choir. She later joined the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, where she was a member for 8 years and where she received the majority of her formal training. She attended Palm Beach Central High School and went on to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she is currently studying music education. Angie’s main instrument is voice, where she studies under the direction of Marilyn Mims. She is on track to graduate in the spring of 2022.
Angie has performed at various venues around the state, including Epcot at Walt Disney World, many concerts on the main stage of the Kravis Center, Florida All State Choir, musical theater productions, and in her first opera with the Palm Beach Opera.
While her training is currently mainly classical, she has sung a wide variety of music, including musical theater, pop, barbershop, folk, indie, and rock. She loves teaching all genres of music, and encourages her students to study many different genres. Angie strives to have her lessons be fun, safe spaces for her students to be able to try anything without fear of judgement. While using techniques she’s learned from her many teachers over the years, she hopes her lessons are educational and enriching to all her students.
Brendan is a guitarist, music producer, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. He graduated with a Bachelors in Commercial Music Technology from Florida Atlantic University, where his main instrument was Electric Guitar. His primary artistic output can be heard in his band, Toledo, who blend upbeat Indie/Alternative Rock with anything from Bossa nova to Doo Wop, Jazz and more. He has played and recorded with many South Florida artists such as Del Pelson, Stumble Steady, Monty, and Stella Nicole – whose songs can be heard on KIX COUNTRY 98.7 featuring Brendan’s Mandolin and Banjo. He is one of the main composers and audio producers for Florida Atlantic University’s Environmentalist podcast, Home and High Water, and was a studio intern at Pompano Beach’s Solid Sounds Studios. When he’s not teaching, Brendan is playing all around South Florida and working in the studio.
Veronica Garcia began her musical journey at 7 years old when she took voice lessons in her hometown of Sagua la Grande, Cuba. She immigrated to the United States at age 9 where she furthered her journey by joining the school choirs. She attended John I Leonard High School and is currently attending Palm Beach Atlantic University, studying music education. Veronica’s main instrument is voice, where she studies under the instruction of Sonia Santiago. She is on track to graduate in the spring of 2022.
Veronica has had the privilege of performing at a variety of venues such as Walt Disney World and the main stage of the Kravis Center. She has also performed in the Florida All State Choir and in Palm Beach Opera’s production of Turandot. In 2021 she received the first place in the regional competition of National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Veronica’s training is predominantly in classical music, however she sings a variety of music ranging from pop to musical theater. She enjoys teaching different genres of music and encourages her students to explore different genres. Veronica’s goal is for the students to have fun, feel safe and make beautiful music.