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How do we feel about recitals?  As a performer?  As an audience member?  As a collective community? We asked everyone attending our November 12th student recital to find one word (or a couple ok too) to jot down on their yellow sticky note before we began.  No right/wrong answers.  No names.  Just a quick, private […]

November 2, 2016 Hello Parents, It doesn’t feel like November today – but it is, and that means we are entering ‘Performance Season’ at Pakachoag. Lessons and practicing are more focused as we prepare for recitals, auditions and other performances. Hopefully your child will feel well prepared for this after the October Practice Challenge. Congratulations […]

Making Music for Life with Bach and Saint-Saens Saturday, October 15, 2016 Abbreviated opening comments (minus some thank you’s) from Sarah. Today we host Martin, in an alumni recital, a special happening in the life of a school. While it is a thrill when a former student and young person embraces something that we as teachers […]

Hello Parents, As we begin the month of October I send out congratulations to all the students who completed the Big Ear Challenge.  Hopefully everybody has established a good routine of listening, which will make learning to play the violin a lot easier. Let me know if your child has completed the challenge so that […]

Welcome Heather MacFarlane, Pakachoag Music School’s new Development Associate. Heather has built a career in Development in the greater Worcester area over the last 15 years.  We’re excited that Heather has chosen to share her skills in support of Pakachoag.  Heather comes to us from Clark University where she has spent the last 8 years working in […]

Hello Parents and Students (adults too!), You’re Invited to Take the Challenge For our third year, we invite all of our students – new and returning – to take part in our Private Lesson Big Ear Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to listen to music every day. Surrounding our children (and adult students […]

Please join us for this special kick-off concert for the 2016-2017 season. Saturday, October 15, 2016 4:00 p.m. The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church Free.  Donations gratefully accepted for the Save The Instruments Fund. Making Music For Life Guest Alumnus Concert Martin Palacios, Violin Kamilla Isanbaeva Irving (Faculty), Piano Partitia No. 2 in D minor J. […]

Hello Suzuki Program Parents, I hope that you are all enjoying the summer. Our fall semester starts in two weeks! Here is information about upcoming events. Upcoming Events Back to School Play In/Parent Discussion Monday, August 29th 5:00 to 6:15 in Auburn Parents and students of all playing levels are invited to join us for […]

This month we congratulate piano student Matthew of Shrewsbury.  Matthew was awarded a “Ten -Years of Music Lessons Milestone Certificate” at our May 2016 student recital. For our May recital,  Matthew played Bagatelle Op. 110, No. 3 by Beethoven and a lovely rendition of Poetic Tune Picture by Grieg. The photo is from the end of our Sunday recital session one, when […]