The music programming at the nonprofit Maine Academy of Modern Music is designed to allow pupils to rock out to their favorite contemporary jams. During individualized lessons, teachers help students master the basics of rock instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, and more. From there, young rockers can enlist in one of the school's rock bands, where they'll learn to play alongside other musicians as a group. That, in turn, leads to performance opportunities, which the school sets up at renowned Portland venues like Bayside Bowl, Big Easy, Asylum, and the Old Port Festival.
Bands also assemble at the school's rock camps, where attendees not only rehearse originals and covers but also learn rock history and take field trips to local radio stations. Besides its in-house opportunities, the academy's outreach programs also supply local schools with everything from private concerts to master classes to ensure everyone has access to quality music education.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a family run business, we work with the customers to do the job the right way, and make their yard look the way they expect it to. We build relationships and do a professional job.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
John, the co-owner has 25 years of landscaping experience. Matt, his son has 5 years of landscaping experience. They both love working outside and landscaping!
What do you love most about your job?
I love looking at the before and after of our work.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
That they have never had their yard look so beautiful before.