Arts Alive Music programs are created to foster a general love of music and include teaching the basics of music theory: playing notes and chords, learning rhythms, dynamics, etc., while attempting to instill the joy of making music and learning to work with others. Many skills gleaned from these classes assist students to continue musical study in the future, but they also develop positive personal attributes to serve the students well in all their future endeavors.

Our Music Programs

Callahan Elementary

Dulcimer, Ms. Robyn Nemes 

Callahan Intermediate

Beginning Guitar, Ms. Michelle Bedecarre

Emma Love Hardee Elementary

Beginning Piano, Mr. Solomon Johnson

Hilliard  Elementary

Dulcimer, Ms. Robin Nemes

Yulee Elementary

Beginning Drums & Percussion, Mr. Luis Ocasio

Dulcimer, Ms. Robin Nemes

First Coast Singers, a young peoples communiy chorus, meets Mondays from 5:00pm – 6:15pm, Mr. Jonathon Welch, Director

Wildlight Elementary

Beginning Violin, Mr. Shelby Trevor

Beginning Woodwinds for Band, Ms. Hannah Gibson

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Visual Arts

Arts Alive Nassau’s Visual Arts programs develop skills and abilities related to the areas of drawing and painting. We bring these classes to elementary students throughout Nassau County who would not have access to this type of instruction. The instructors use the standards developed by the State of Florida in the Visual Arts. Included in our programming are classes offered during the regular school day, through a contractual agreement with the Nassau County School Board. Our Artist in Residence program will continue to grow in the future!

Our Music Programs

Bryceville Elementary

Art Instructor, Ms. Hannah Keats


Callahan Elementary

Art Instructor, Ms. Libby Chase 

Callahan Intermediate

Art Instructor, Ms. Libby Chase

Emma Love Hardee

Artist in Residence, Ms. Hannah Keats

Hilliard Elementary

Intermediate Drawing & Painting, Art Instructor, Mr. Ed Mosher

Artist in Residence, Ms. Kim Thomas

Southside Elementary

Art Instructor, Ms. Allison Johns

Yulee Elementary

Artist in Residence, Ms. Samantha Dalett

Yulee Primary

“Art Moves” class, combining visual art & movement, Ms. Kate Havel

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“Cinderella”, a musical original retelling of the classic fairy tale, will be performed by the second-grade students at Callahan Elementary on Friday, May 15, 2020. The 6:00 p.m. performance is open to the public and attendance is free. Produced by The Baillie Players, a troupe from Inman, South Carolina, this will be the seventh program sponsored by Arts Alive Nassau. It will be directed by Mr. Doug Allen, the school’s music teacher. A few of the other performances at the school have been “Snow White, in the Spring of 2019, “Frosty the Snowman”, in late 2017, and “Alice in Wonderland” in the fall of 2016.


96072 Chester Road
Yulee, Florida 32097, USA
(904) 310-9243

Open Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 12pm
Holidays: Closed