ABOUT THE PMA

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It's our dream to

help you follow yours.

 

 

 

As with most things in life, The Pop Music Academy was born to serve a need and fill a void in the community. Before us, there was no place for a young musical artist to go where they could learn in a contemporary space, grow with a program of study to take their passion to the next level, and enjoy a path for future development without an expiration date for their dreams.

 

Starting in a small office suite just off High Ridge Road in Stamford, CT, an ambitious recent college graduate took the leap into the world of entrepreneurship. Artistic Director, Christine Occhino, grew up in Stamford with dreams of having a career as a performing artist, but often felt stifled with the lack of professional education available to her in the popular music fields. Everything was geared toward either the classical or musical theater genres - no place existed where she could work on performing the music she loved listening to on the radio. Fast forward a few years, and Christine found herself at Berklee College of Music where she was continuously inspired by the talent she was surrounded by and the music business classes she was taking. After graduating with a degree in Music Business and Management, Christine worked in a variety of areas of the music industry - from small consulting agencies, to music conservatories, to one of the biggest major record labels in the world. All of this newfound knowledge and experience fueled her desire to create the place she never had growing up… and The Pop Music Academy was born.

Now, The Pop Music Academy boasts an impressive 2-floor loft performing arts facility on Hope Street in Stamford, complete with six treated rehearsal rooms fully stocked with all the latest gear, equipment, and instruments, a stage performance space, and even a professional-grade recording studio to help bring all of our students’ and clients’ musical dreams to life! The combination music education and professional artist development & music business service offerings make The Pop Music Academy truly unique, housing everything conveniently under one roof. We have grown to service students from all over the region, some traveling as far as a couple hours just to get to us. We strive to teach students of all ages everything there is to learn about the music they love, develop aspiring artists to reach their fullest potential, and use music to inspire the minds, fuel the passion, and fulfill the souls of everyone who walks through our doors.

 

 

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,

flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”

-Plato

 

 

Who We Are:

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WHY CHOOSE THE PMA?

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The proprietary "PMA Method"

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Our esteemed instructors have developed a custom-designed program that has totally changed the way our students think about their music education. We’ve incorporated a unique leveled lesson structure that supports the highest levels of growth potential and success for all of our students by following our specialized approach to music pedagogy, allowing for both personal and professional development in the areas of Music Performance, Music Production/Songwriting, or Music Business.

Professional facility with recording studio

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Our impressive two-floor loft space facility boasts six treated rehearsal rooms fully stocked with all the latest gear, equipment, and instruments, a stage performance space, and even a professional-grade recording studio to help bring all of our students’ and clients’ musical dreams to life!

We do what we teach

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All of our instructors are seasoned professionals in their respective fields of study. Learn from the pros that walk the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, have their music distributed worldwide, tour the country, have experience at major record labels, and work with some of the most talented artists on the planet!

Performance opportunities

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We offer our students year-round performance opportunities all around the region. For those of our students that live to perform, we coordinate involvement with a variety of events including talent showcases, national anthem sporting events, holiday shows, corporate gigs, charity fund-raisers, community performances, and major industry audition opportunities as well.

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