Providence Music Academy was founded in 2002 by Roger and Jenn Vermeulen. They had a passion to share their love of music with others and started offering in-home private music lesson. What started as a part-time income grew and grew as word spread. Students were telling their friends and family about these fun and encouraging music teachers that came to their home every week to teach piano and guitar. Enthusiasm is contagious, and what began as 8 students has now served over a 1000 students solely by word of mouth. As PMA has grown, new teachers have been added that share the vision of the founders: "We're blessed with music so that we can be a blessing to others." Our goal is to be more than just music teachers, but also a positive influence and encouragement in each student's life. Private lessons are now offered for piano, guitar ukulele, voice bass guitar, and drums.
The vision that drives Providence Music Academy is simple:
Provide fun and meaningful music education in a positive and encouraging environment.
Our Philosophy is guided by several principles:
Tailored Instruction: Music lessons should fit the needs and goals of the student not the convenience of the teacher. No set curriculum fits every student. At Providence Music Academy we tailor our methods and approach to help the individual student meet their musical goals balanced with the importance of proper music education.
Nurturing Environment: Gone are the days of the grumpy music teacher who yells at you for not practicing. Although practicing is important, we feel that if a love for music is instilled in the student, they will want to practice. Each lesson is designed to be a positive experience for the student not a chore to be endured.
Educational Excellence: We take education seriously. Each instructor is passionate about passing on their love of music to their students. Our methods and techniques have proven effective through years of experience and innovation. We want to see you succeed.
Performance Opportunities: Playing for public audiences is important for a musician’s development. We offer two free public recital opportunities for our students. (Christmas and Spring) Additionally, we have a composition festival in the summer for those who want to submit and perform an original composition.
"They have been great as my daughter started guitar 6 months ago. She is always excited to go to lessons and comes home with new material that she wants to play. They listen to her interests and guide her in music learning that keeps her excited and wanting to practice. They are convenient in location and great at communicating practice days. We have been very happy with Providence Music Academy."
Karen A. (Google Review)