The Performing Arts Academy of Ho Chi Minh City (PAA) was established in September of 2009. Since opening, the PAA has experienced rapid success, escalating from only a handful, to nearly 150 private and group class children, teenage and adult students from a medley of backgrounds, and is well on the way to bringing its vision of becoming a respected leader in performing arts education and performance to fruition.
To become a respected leader in performing arts education and performance throughout all communities in which we are present
Educate and encourage aspiring and capable individuals to achieve their goals and dreams in all areas of the performing arts.
Professional teaching, build confidence, skills, and real-world experience and recognition. Delivering both performance-based and evaluation-based results of student achievements.
We also carefully structure our programs to insure that all games, activities and exercises follow top existing curriculums and also adhere to the National Standards of Music Education to achieve solid foundations for later musical development.
Henry graduated from the Vietnam National Academy of Music with an Orchestral conducting Bachelor's Degree. From 2005-2013, He taught Piano at Yamaha Music school. After that, He was accepted to teach music students at the College of Performing and Visual Arts at the Silliman University of the Filipino as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. This program was fundamental for composing, vocal, and instrumental students. From 2018- now, He teaches Piano and Vocal at The Performing Arts Academy of HCMC. He has a bachelor's in Piano performance and education and 10 years of teaching piano for children & adults at all levels.
Viviana Mary Ochoa Mendoza Born and raised in Las Tunas, Cuba. She began her professional carer in 2014 after being graduated as Choral Conducting in Esteban Salas Conservatory(2014-2015) as a pianist and teacher of music. In Las Tunas Viviana also work as a pianist teacher in other music schools and cultural centers, played in various international and Cuban bands at festivals, hotels,...She was invited to train at the Opera school for vocal training In 2018 she travels to Vietnam with the Living Cuba Band making Latin music, playing in popular places like and Saigon Saigon Bar (Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh) Versatile singer with 7 years of experience in different musical genres like jazz, top 40 & Latin music performed in English, Portuguese and Spanish. She has 7 years of experience teaching Vocal and Piano. She teaches at The Performing Arts Academy of Ho Chi Minh city (PAA Music school) from 2019
He teaches Piano at The Performing Arts Academy of HCMC for about 10 years. Languages: French, English.
He teaches Drums. Guitar & Piano at The Performing Arts Academy of HCMC. He has 8 years of teaching music for children & adults at all levels.
Meikal Vega is from Cuba. He graduated as Percussion and Drums in Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA) at Habana Cuba. He taught young students in preparation for the National Music School in Cuba and also trained older students to become a professional percussionist. He teaches groups and individual students and prepares them for end of term music performance. He has taught Drums at The Performing Arts Academy of Ho Chi Minh City
Kevin is from Ireland. He has been playing and teaching drums professionally for over 20 years in his home country Ireland. He has played over 2500 professional gigs/ concerts while touring all over Ireland, Scotland and England. He has also taught in the biggest music school in Ireland for over 10 years.
30 years of drumming experience Took up the drums at the age of 14. Studied private drum lessons with professors from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Has played concerts and formed bands in the USA, South Korea, Russia, Germany and Colombia. Concentration is on practical rhythmic skills to enhance the students’ ability to play in bands, ensembles or applying concepts to get the gig. Whether it is to be able to play timely fills, solos or different styles. Teaches students of all ages Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues and other styles. I have been teaching drums since 2003. Was the drum teacher at International School of Moscow. Goals are for the students to have fun while learning the glory of the drums.
Original Education - Violin teacher / Performer : Conservatory of Astrakhan2007-2014 College of music 2003-2007 At the moment playing violin for 28 years. Teaching experience She taught Violin 4 years in Russia and she came to work and taught 3 years at South Korea. She had Performing Violin and singing in Russia, South Korea and Vietnam also. She has performing in HCMC. She has taught violin, vocal, piano at The Performing Arts Academy of HCMC (PAA music school) from 2019 to now.
Jorge is from Fillipio. He graduated from Philippine Christian University. He is a versatile Filipino guitarist who has been playing and teaching guitar for more than 29 years. He can teach accoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele. With experience teaching at Arts Nation, Renaissance International School and more, Jorge has taught students of all ages and levels. Jorge believes in bringing practical skills into his lessons that he has acquired firsthand from playing in numerous bands. From playing Pop/Rock/R&B/Funk music in Music Zone Band to playing Country and Bluegrass in The Wanderlusters, to playing Jazz in numerous Jazz ensembles, and playing solo Acoustic Fingerstyle, Jonny Nguyen has experience performing and teaching a wide variety of genres and styles.
Starting the path of professional music education at the age of 9, studying at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music for more than 10 years, i'm still passionate about music. Piano and violin are my strengths : Classical music has always been my biggest dream. With more than 5 years of experience studying with senior masters, and always learning with an energetic youth, I am always confident to continue teaching music. In addition, I'm also passionate about foreign languages: English, French and Italian. Besides, I also collaborate in fundraising concerts.
Mr.Roman Tuman is a master in drumming with over 29 years of experience. With a great passion and deep learning in the Music Pedagogical University of Russia, Mr.Roman also had experience in teaching at the Russian College of Music for 8 years. Moreover, he has worked as a session drummer in different styles. Ha can perform drums in many styles from pop, and jazz to electric, techno, and rapcore. As a new drumming teacher at PAA, Mr.Roman will be one of the best teachers if you want to be a master in drumming in such a short period.
Alexandra graduated Conservatory as a professional pianist. Alexandra gives many solo and orchestral concerts in many European countries. Many concerts, including as a soloist, were broadcast live on Mezzo TV and Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2. Recorded annually in Paris on Radio Classique. She gave recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The recording of the latter served as material for the first solo disc. More than 10 years of experience in teaching piano with both the youngest and already very adult musicians, preparing them for competitions and admissions. She worked as a teacher in Russia, Georgia, Italy, Emirates, etc.
Adam Neil grew up in Olney, Illinois USA. He started playing drums at the age of 12. He played in numerous concert bands and pep bands in America. He continued playing through high school where he joined a few rock bands. He joined the marching band in high school and continued to play throughout university. He had graduated music in university. He played in many concert bands in college along with the marching band. After college, He continued to play drums for numerous rock and jazz bands. He can teach Piano and Guitar also. He has experience teaching young children for many years. Music is his passion and hopefully, he can pass that passion along to your children.
He is a creative who is blessed with diverse talents and gifts. He enjoys working with people, has great communication skills, and teaching skills, and is able to help others find their voice. He derives joy in sharing my wealth of experience which he has acquired over the years from different work environments. His goal in any organization is to give his very best and help the growth of the organization in ensuring that it achieves great accomplishments. HIS STRENGTHS: -Ability to help students understand vocal registers and guide them on how to use them. -Ability to build students' confidence in performance. -Ability to help students interpret any song skillfully. -Ability to teach in group and one-on-one settings. -Ability to grow students' musical level from amateur to professional
Aaron Wilson is an American jazz saxophonist. Performing music around the globe for the past 15th years. As a co-founder and current director of The Performing Arts Academy of HCMC.
Jonny Nguyen is a versatile American guitarist who has been teaching guitar for more than 10 years. He can teach Drums also. With experience teaching at Arts Nation, Renaissance International School and more, Jonny has taught students of all ages and levels. Jonny believes in bringing practical skills into his lessons that he has acquired firsthand from playing in numerous bands. From playing Pop/Rock/R&B/Funk music in Music Zone Band to playing Country and Bluegrass in The Wanderlusters, to playing Jazz in numerous Jazz ensembles, and playing solo Acoustic Fingerstyle, Jonny Nguyen has experience performing and teaching a wide variety of genres and styles.
Great programs for my children. Teachers are fun and engaging and they offered ABRSM for the practical and theory. My kids have improved so much!
I like The performance arts academy because its easy to learn music with the staff. They are fun and also very funny! Lol
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