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13Dec 2017

Pakachoag Music School is On the Move!

We’re excited to announce that Pakachoag Music School is expanding its footprint into Worcester.  We’ll be moving our offices on December 18 and 19th to All Saints Church, at the corner of Irving and Pleasant Streets.    Private lessons and related programming will gradually transfer to All Saints starting in January, 2018 and continuing through June.

We’d like you to know how to find us!!

  • Our offices move December 18 and 19, 2917
  • Music Together classes will continue as previously scheduled, at the five locations currently offered.
  • Private Lessons and related programming will transfer into Worcester starting in January and continuing through June.
  • Auburn lessons and classes will begin to function as satellite programs as of next week.
  • Our West Boylston lessons and classes will continue as a satellite program.

Our new address:  10 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609 at All Saints Church, corner of Irving and Pleasant Streets.

For more complete information on how to find us, parking, and office hours visit our Office/Staff page.

We’re excited to be celebrating our 35th anniversary year by moving forward in new ways.  As we begin our journey to anchor in Worcester during 2018, we hope you’ll join us along the way – for lessons, classes, and concerts.

Why the Move?

The School’s move into Worcester responds to long-term strategic needs, along with changes underway at Pakachoag Church.

We’re excited to link more closely with Worcester’s cultural community, to be able to position ourselves for future growth, and to build on pre-existing partnerships with All Saints Church and The Hanover Theater.

Many thanks to All Saints Church, known for its long standing-commitment to excellence in music, for the warm welcome.

We extend our thanks to Pakachoag Church, the School’s founder,  who has been generous over many years through the provision of space at reduced rental rates.

If you would like more information about the School’s move and associated strategic planning, please e-mail Executive Director Sarah Smongeski at Sarah@pakmusic.org.

Sincerely,

Sarah Smongeski, Executive Director
Pakachoag Music School

05Dec 2017

December 1, 2017

Hello Pakachoag Suzuki Program Families,

I hope that you have all enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving and are gathering your energy for the rest of the fall ‘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. Many congratulations are due for hard work and accomplishments this fall:

  • To the following students for completing the October Practice Challenge:
    • Graciella Baublitz
    • Maya Pascoal
    • Eva Knorr
  • To our new Debut parents for completing the Parent Training course
  • To Graciella Baublitz for earning a Twinkle Pin

There are many reasons to study music: discipline, intellectual development, small motor skills… but at this time of year the reason that stands out is that music brings beauty, inspiration and fun to our lives. Through studying it we know it more deeply and can enjoy it more thoroughly through both listening and participation.

Take advantage of the many musical experiences that are available in our area and create some of your own.

Here are some ideas:

  • We are fortunate to have Mechanic’s Hall nearby – you can catch Handel’s Messiah on Saturday.
  • Check your local paper for the interesting offerings in your area. I found this!

Millennium Magic-a women’s barbershop quartet welcomes all to its festive Christmas concert to be held on Sunday, December 3rd at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sturbridge!

  • Stage a home concert at your holiday party. The chance to entertain and the positive feedback from friends and relatives can be a big motivator for students
  • Create a holiday video. Have your student put on a Santa hat and play Jingle Bells or other seasonal selections. The relatives will love it.
  • Go caroling – serenade the neighbors with violins. (wear gloves in between houses).

And of course there is a lot of music happening at Pakachoag this month.

Upcoming Events:

Performance classes

December 1st  Friday

December 4 Monday

  • 6:30 session – Encore Group performance with rehearsal at 5:30
  • 7:15 session – Andante Group

December 5 Tuesday

Go to the Pakachoag website for details:

https://www.pakmusic.org/students/performance-program/

Suzuki Groups rehearse with Mrs. Baker

December 8th Friday in the Great Hall

Here is the schedule:

  • 4:30    Reina
  • 4:45    Emma
  • 5:00    Presto
  • 5:30    Seth
  • 5:45    Scherzo
  • 6:00    Allegro
  • 6:30    Fiddle Band run through (FB will still meet from 5:45-6:30)

Please let your group teacher know if you have a conflict.

Student Recitals – School Wide

Dec. 9 Saturday         2:00 and 3:30

Dec. 10 Sunday         1:00, 2:30 and 4:00

See the Pakachoag website for details:

https://www.pakmusic.org/students/performance-program/

Pakachoag students perform at the Christmas By Candlelight event at Old Sturbridge Village

December 16th Saturday

Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village is an evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, a roaring bonfire, and strolls around the decorated Village Common.

Pakachoag students will perform from 6:00-6:45.

For more information go to: www.osvchristmas.org

Happy Holidays,

-Amy Matherly

Suzuki Program Coordinator

Pakachoag

06Oct 2017

Pakachoag Music School presents
A Student Recital Honoring Veterans
Saturday, November 11th
2:00 pm
The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church
203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn, MA 01501

The school welcomes veterans and community friends to join School families, faculty and students for this concert. We’ll have a few special patriotic selections programmed, as well as our traditional student favorites featuring beginners through advancing music students.

Refreshments will follow the program.
Free.

Pakachoag special events are made possible in part with the support of Pakachoag Church through use of the Great Hall, and the Steinway concert grand piano.