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Vivace Music Academy

At Vivace Music Academy, it is our mission to equip students with the skills and guidance necessary to make prudent and thoughtful decisions that will enable them to succeed in any and all of their future endeavors.

Our dedicated and professional staff, state of the art facilities, and innovative programs will help, inspire and mentor all students to stay motivated and engaged, regardless of whether music is their primary focus, or merely a hobby.

Our Centralized location in West Palm Beach is walking distance to City Place, about 5 mins from many Elementary, Middle and High-School of Arts, Vivace Music Academy provides flexible hours to accommodate today’s busy families.

Joins us and together we can experience a life-time passion for music one note at a time.

Vivace Music Academy offers private music lessons in violin, viola, piano, guitar, cello, voice and more, group lessons in keyboard lab, chamber music, string orchestra, conducting, music theory, solfege, lessons for ages and levels all in ONE location!

Antonio Rincón
Antonio RincónFounder and Director

About the Founder and Director

Antonio Rincón was born into the heart of a musical family consisting of several generations of classically trained musicians and professional violinists.

He began his formal training under the tutelage of his father Augusto Rincón at Santo Domingo’s National Conservatory of Music, where he later continued his studies with violinist Jolanda Janckar.

Mr. Rincón was chosen to study under full scholarship at the New World School of the Arts with former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic Rafael Druian, as well as Sigrun Edvaldsdottir, Cathy Meng Robinson, and legendary violinist Ida Haendel.

Mr. Rincón holds undergraduate and graduate performance degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied with renowned violinist Victor Danchenko, pupil of the virtuoso David Oistrakh.

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About our Faculty

From decorated soloists to celebrated orchestral performers, our faculty members are dedicated to helping you achieve your personal musical goals. With our highly trained and performance-oriented staff, we are confident that we will exceed your music education needs. Our instructors boast instrument-specific university degrees from prestigious institutions including the Peabody Conservatory, Miami University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Lynn University and Florida Atlantic University. Here at Vivace Music Academy, our staff is dedicated not only to teaching and performing, but also to spreading our philosophy of personal growth and community development.

Ariannys M. Lalana – Guitar Teacher

Ms: Ariannys Marino Lalana holds a Master’s Degree in Music Composition from the University of Arts(ISA), in Havana-Cuba and a Bachelor of Music from Amadeo Roldan Conservatory of Music (Havana-Cuba) in Guitar Performance.

Ms. Marino was a guitar professor at the Municipal Conservatory of Music “Guillermo Tomás” and the University of Arts in Havana-Cuba. She has received master classes from renown guitarists Joaquin Clerch, Ernesto Tamayo, Jorge Luis Garcell, among others. As composer, her music has been played and commissioned by important performers, cultural institutions and Festivals around the world, such as: Visions Sonoras International Festival- Mexico,  “Music & Film” (with composer Robert Kraft and The20thCentury Fox), the Berklee College of Music, Musicoacustica-Bejin Festival,The Cascadia Composer, and The Juilliard School.

Ariannys has received numerous awards such as Composition Award for Guitar(Spanish Consulate in Cuba), Composition Prize for Guitar (Festival Musicalia-University of the Arts, Cuba) and Musical Composition Award Alejandro Gracía Caturla (Cuban Institute of Music and the Association of Composers, ACDAM).

Roberto Maza – Cello Teacher

Roberto Mario de la Maza Morales. He was born in the city of Matanzas, Cuba, on July 24, 1993. He was awarded in multiple occasions: First Prize of the contest Amadeo Roldan Grand Prize and First Prize in interpretation of Cuban music, First violoncello in the elementary and middle school orchestra; First stand Havana Lyceum Orchestra of Cuba, Havana. Member of the Matanzas Symphony Orchestra 2014-2016. He was selected as a musician of the YOA 2014 (Youth Orchestra of the Americas) directed by the director: Carlos Miguel Prieto.

He received multiple master classes with prestigious international professors and was selected for the summer course in Austria Salzburg Mozarteum University, Baroque course Germany (Balthasar Neumann) . Performances since 2014 Mexico, Panama. Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Ecuador, USA. Accompanied recognized artists and records: Silvio Rodríguez, Omara Portioned, César López, Alfredo Muñoz, Alain Pérez, Beatriz Márquez, Luis Enrique Simone Dinnerstein (pianist) CD “Mozart in Havana”, USA Tour 2017. He was part of Caribe Nostrum Quintet, formed by first Cuban musicians selected for YOA.

He participated and awarded in multiple Chamber Music and Music Festivals, Contemporary music and performed as a soloist with the principal orchestras in Cuba. Beethoven Concert (Cuba National Symphony Orchestra) ,Vivaldi Cello Double Concerto. Saint Saenz Cello Concerto, Eduard Lalo Cello Concerto. Beside cello play piano and double-bass. For his academic results he was graduated in 2016, with evaluation exceptional, and selected as Instructor of Violoncello at ISA. Currently living in West Palm Beach Florida.

Sarah Rogers – Voice Teacher

Sarah Rogers has been a classically trained vocalist for over 15 years, and continues to further her studies by pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

A Florida native, she attended both Bak Middle School of the Arts and A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, majoring in vocal music. Notable achievements include first place at Florida Gold Coast NATS competitions, superior ratings at Solo & Ensemble Festivals, and numerous concert and opera scenes programs.

Along with regular recitals and performances at PBAU, she currently sings at Royal Poinciana Chapel and will be performing with Palm Beach Opera in their upcoming production of La Traviata.

Anneliese Walrath – Percussion Teacher

Hailing from Belleview, Florida, Anneliese Walrath is a senior percussionist pursuing her B.A. in Music at Palm Beach Atlantic University. A true multi-instrumentalist, she was introduced to music at a young age when she began piano lessons, but has since added a wide array of instruments to her arsenal, including clarinet, flute, oboe, violin, viola, trombone, euphonium, guitar, voice, and, of course, percussion.

She was heavily involved with the band program at her high school in Belleview, and received various awards for her outstanding achievements, including being the first musician to go to states from her school in fifteen years. Despite having not received formal percussion instruction until her arrival at PBA, Anneliese is among the youngest concerto competition soloists the university has featured, having entered and won as a mere freshman. She was on staff leading worship at Hope Fellowship church, has volunteered as a percussion instructor at The King’s Academy, and has performed with multiple community groups, including the Orchid City Brass Band and the Indian River Pops Orchestra.

She is currently in the studio of Seth Wexler for percussion and Robin Arrigo for piano and has studied with many world renowned percussionist including Leigh Howard Stevens and Nancy Zeltsman. Outside of her multifaceted musical endeavors, Anneliese is an avid runner and coffee enthusiast, and has an unparalleled affection for mooses.

Nelson Armitano – Viola Teacher

Studied at Mannes College and the Manhattan School of Music, in New York, His teachers were Paul Doktor and Lillian Fuchs. Got his first orchestra job in the Netherlands after winning the position of Assistant Principal Viola of the Nederlands Balletorkest. A year later moved on to the Neder- land Kamerorkest, a job he held for several years. He often collaborated with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and as guest Principal of the now extinct Nord-Hol- land Philharmonic.

He combined his activities in Europe with periodic appearances with different or- chestral and chamber music groups in his birth place, Caracas. He taught at the Conservatorio de la Orquesta Nacional Juvenil – later known as ‘El Sistema’. In 1990 he was hired as Principal Viola of the OSPA, Symphony Orchestra of the Principality of Asturias, in Oviedo, north of Spain.

In 1992 won the Principal Viola position at the ‘Orquesta de Córdoba’, south of the country, a post he held until 2011. After retirement and since 2012, he has been freelancing in the Miami-Fort Laud- erdale area and teaching privately. He has been collaborating with the Palm Beach Symphony, the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, Symphony of the Americas, Orches- tra Miami, and more recently with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra.

Stephen Seto – Piano Teacher

Winner of the South Florida Young Artist Music Competition, Stephen Seto holds a Professional Performance Certificate in Piano Performance at Lynn Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Roberta Rust. He completed his Master’s Degree from Lynn Conservatory of Music at Lynn University and received his Bachelor of Music with honors from the University of Miami where he studied piano with Tian Ying and harpsichord with Frank Cooper. Stephen has participated in piano master classes with pianists Ory Shihor, Jon Kimura Parker, Santiago Rodriguez, Luis Ascot, Louis Lortie, Margarita Shevchenko, and many more.

He was first place winner of the Fourteenth Annual Scholarship Competition presented by the Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association and has participated in the Florida Federation of Music Clubs State Convention where he was awarded 2nd place in Piano Solo and 2nd place in Piano Concerto. In 2006 Stephen was among 11 outstanding pianists performing for the Chopin Festival Concert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

His music has been played on local and national public radio stations. Stephen accompanies students of all instruments but enjoys making music with his brother Kevin and sister Kristen, who are violinists. He has also accompanied student’s participating in the Florida Orchestra Association music ensembles of Broward and Palm Beach Schools. He was the pianist for the award winning musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Nine to Five” at West Boca High School. Stephen balances out his time with the ukulele, guitar, composing, recording, astronomy, nature, and surfing. Stephen has toured the nation performing in bands at various venues and festivals.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Since 1998 we have helped hundreds of students of all ages and levels begin and continue on their musical journey. We are one of the largest performing music schools in Palm Beach, and offering a variety of private and group lessons under one roof.

We know you are busy and understand the challenge of finding the right school for you or your child. That is why we go above and beyond to find the best music teachers in Palm Beach area, so you don’t have to.

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