Music

Music is an expression of worship at First United Methodist. We count it a joy and privilege to worship with song and music.  Everyone is welcome.  

  • Chancel Choir.  This wonderful choir sings every week at the 11 o'clock service.  They meet Wednesday evenings to rehearse.* 
  • Men's Chorus.  Men's choir sings on occasional basis, please let us know if you would like to join!*
  • Bell Choir.  Our adult handbell choir rings five octaves of Malmark Handbells and Choir chimes.  The Handbell Choir rings in worship services monthly and at special events in the community. New members are welcome.  Music reading skills are strongly encouraged.*
  • Sanctuary Ensemble.  An auditioned group of vocalists that provide a contemporary style of worship music.
  • Instrumentalists.  We occasionally bring in instruments for special occasions.  If you excel in an instrument and would like to worship with us, please let us know!*
  • Children's Music.  Its such a joy to hear children sing!  We have many different children's groups in worship on occasion.  If you would like your child to sing, please contact Suzy Reiser for more information at 772-562-1900.
*Please contact Gary Miller at 772-562-1900 extension 15 for more information.
Gary Miller
Director of Music Ministries phone  email
Gary Miller received his BA in Music Education from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He has dually served in churches and at the high school level for over 30 years. Gary has served as an officer on the executive boards of Florida Music Educators, Florida Vocal Association, American Choral Directors Association, and is often invited to serve as a judge and clinician throughout Florida. His hobbies include fishing, hunting his cows and enjoying time with his family.
Suzy Reiser
Accompianist
Suzy Reiser transferred her membership from Friendship United Methodist Church to FUMC VB in 1986. She became the choir accompanist in 1987. In 2002 she became the director of children’s choirs. Suzy has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music from Ohio University, is a nationally certified teacher of music and has been inducted into the Vero Beach Performing Arts Center Hall of Fame. Suzy is very active and has served on the boards of Florida Music Educators Association, Choristers Guild, National Piano Guild and Florida State Music Teachers Association.

Corey Peiffer
Organanist
Married to the love of his life, raising entrepreneurial sons, adopted two daughters from China, and served in the US Navy operating nuclear reactors on submarines. Corey is passionate about music and currently serves Vero Beach directing choirs at John's Island and Sea Oaks communities, entertaining by voice and piano, recording in the studio, and teaching music lessons. When not at a music keyboard, you'll find Corey at a computer keyboard providing digital marketing services and lending a hand with technology & handyman services.
Paula Van Hooser
Bell Choir Director
Paula Van Hooser is a Tennessee native where she received here Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University. After beginning her Masters Degree at Florida State University, she finished at Florida Atlantic University. She is currently an Adjunct Professor for Florida Atlantic University where she supervises student interns in the field of education. "Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts." 

- Colossians 3:16