Our Teachers    

 Jaime Taveras  

Voice, Piano, Drums, Guitar, Bass

Jaime is the founder and Co-Owner of Focus Music Academy. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Education and Performance at Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music. He has over 5 years of experience in private lessons and in leading choirs and bands. As a former Lee County Schools music teacher he led his Choir to 1st place victory in Orlando's Music in the Parks statewide competition. In September of 2017 he launched his first recording album called "Te Exaltare".

Alexander Smith

Guitar,Bass,Ukulele, Drums, Piano

Alex is the Co-Owner of Focus Music Academy. He has a degree in Musical Engineering from the Recording Institute of Detroit. He has been teaching music for over 4 years, and also has over 10 years experience playing in live bands. Alex is also involved in the sport of hockey, and has run  many summer  camps  and  instructional seminars, as well as officiating and coaching kids and adults for 15 years.

 Jade Gibson 

Classical Guitar, Ukulele, Viola


Jade Gibson is a local musician based in the Naples and Fort Myers area.  She started viola at the age of seven and added classical guitar when she was fifteen.   In 2016, she won the 1st place award of the Naples Music Club competition on classical guitar.  Her music has taken her on countless adventures in Canada, Bermuda Island, Hawaii, and India. Jade is currently studying business with a minor in entrepreneurship and a second minor in music.  

 Natalie Wilkinson 
Natalie Wilkinson

 Piano, Voice,Dance

Natalie Wilkinson is the founder of “Worship With Dance”. She has had the opportunity to learn music, acting and dance from a variety of excellent instructors., and teach dance to many students of a variety of ages. She studied classical ballet since 2006 at Gulfshore Ballet. Currently she is pursuing a degree in Music Education and Performance at Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music, and works at Focus Music Academy in Fort Myers.

  Diana Taveras  


Diana Taveras is an Elementary Education Major. She studied 4 years in FGCU earning her Bachelor's Degree in Education with a minor in Graphic Design and Photography. She then continued her studies obtaining her certification to teach Art for grades K-12. Currently she is a Lee County Schools teacher and an after school teacher at Focus Music Academy.

 Barbara Fischer 


Southwest Florida harpist Barbara Fischer has never known a home without a harp. She has earned superior ratings in competitions, even before beginning formal study. Barbara has been published in a premier harp periodical, The American Harp Journal, and enjoys teaching private music lessons, as well as blogging. In addition, she adds musical ambiance to events in the community such as weddings, dinners, and church services. She also enjoys arranging music for the harp: especially gospel and pop. 

Alexander Burden


Alex is a recent graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education; as well as having an Associates in Music Education and Saxophone Performance concentration from Eastern Florida State College. He has toured the U.S. and Canada with Jazz and Folk groups, while also conducting chamber choir and group guitar and piano classes in Melbourne. He is also a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance and the National Association for Music Education.

Heather Gonzales 


Heather has loved art since she was a little girl, studied art in college, and has been drawing and painting since she was 8 years old. She is a wife and mom who enjoys creating beautiful things and helping other people be creative too! 



Summer Camp

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Private Lessons

By Scheduled Appointments



2251 Grand Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901


Tel: 239-297-7647

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