All posts by: Sarah

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Let the Music Change Your Life! …as we make Music for Life! You can hear Henry play his winning jingle here (lyrics below): Congratulations to Henry Wang, winner of our Music for Life! Jingle Contest.  Henry is 10 years old and from Auburn.  He is a Suzuki violin student, takes piano lessons, participates in theory […]

January 2, 2017 Hello Parents, I hope that you have enjoyed the holidays and are rejuvenated and ready to get back to musical activities at Pakachoag.  There is a lot of news this month so many of the segments are introduced here with a link to the full article.  We hope this will make it […]

Kamden is 11 years old.  He lives in Shrewsbury.  Kamden, a student of Amy Matherly, has been taking lessons since September 2012.  (That means… Kamden will receive his Five-Years-Of-Lessons milestone certificate in May 2017!) Kamden recently played in our November student recital.  His Video is posted below.  Nice job, says Mrs. Smongeski! Kamden offers some […]

Pakachoag Music School is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Recognized throughout Greater Worcester as a leader for over three decades in early childhood music education, Pakachoag will offer a weekly Music Together® class on Monday mornings in the Conservatory’s newly renovated space starting in early January. […]

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 […]