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04Jun 2018

Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00 pm we’ll be at Pakachoag Church hosting a studio guitar concert featuring the students of Jeff Dostal and Josh Goldman. We’ll have a few guest guitarists with us who are part of our outreach guitar classes at the Boys and Girls Club in Worcester.
This is a fun program that includes a little bit of everything – rock, pop, folk, classical.
Families, friends and guests welcome.

01Jun 2018

Saturday, September 29th we’ll be hosting an open house at All Saints Church.  Tour our new teaching studios, view the church halls, hear the organ, take an architectural tour of the building, hear student and faculty performances; and meet our new Program Director Kristjon Imperio.  Watch for more information coming August and September 2018.

30May 2018

May 28, 2018

Hello Parents,

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the spring recitals! I was at all four recitals and was very impressed by how well prepared our students were. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful music and our new performance space at All Saints.

A few final announcements:

Graduation Party

June 11th 6:00

Vinton Hall All Saints Church

Congratulations to the following students who have completed a Suzuki level this year!

Suzuki Book One:     Alan Liu        Maya Pascoal            Marisa Hu

Suzuki Book Two:     Mia Carll        Clara Dowdle            Varsha Swaminathan

Suzuki Book Three    Elizabeth Elkinson    Eva Knorr      Henry Wang

Suzuki Book Four     Kamden Carll

To celebrate, we will have a Play In and Ice Cream Party which will take place on Monday, June 11th beginning at 6:00 in Vinton Hall at All Saints Church in Worcester. Graduates and other students who would like to come to play or listen and enjoy the ice cream are invited.

RSVP  – amylmatherly@yahoo.com

Summer Music Making Opportunities

Keep the music coming over the summer! Pakachoag will be offering the following:

Private lessons

Summer can be a good time to make progress on your instrument.
Take as many lessons as possible!

For your teacher’s summer registration form go here:

https://www.pakmusic.org/students/private-instruction/

Fiddle

Learn some Scottish, Irish, Old Time and/or Swedish tunes!
Classes will be held on the following Thursday afternoons:
July 12th, 19th, August 2nd & 9th at two levels:
Novice – 4:30-5:15 p.m.
For students in Book Two or Three with little or no fiddling experience
Advanced – 5:15-6:00 p.m.
For experienced fiddlers (including current fiddle band members and adults)

https://www.pakmusic.org/programs/summer/fiddle/

Group Classes

Would you like to participate in some group classes over the summer?
Classes will be held on Monday afternoons from 5:15-6:00 with Madalyne Cross at All Saints in Worcester.

Here is how we will determine on what dates classes will meet:
Let me know which of the Mondays listed below you are available. Any class with four or more participants will meet. I will send out a schedule and payment information after I have heard back from everyone.

Possible dates: 7/9, 7/16, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20

Quick Start Suzuki Violin & Quick Start Suzuki Cello

The 6 week Summer Quick Start Program is a great way learn about the Suzuki approach and to assess your child’s readiness for instrumental music lessons.

Parent & child attend together as part of a small group class.

For Ages 4 1/2, 5, 6 and 7.

https://www.pakmusic.org/programs/summer/suzuki-violin-cello/

For a complete list of summer offerings see the Pakachoag website:
https://www.pakmusic.org/programs/summer/

Fall 2018

We are working hard to set up the fall schedule so that both teachers and students know what to expect. 2018/19 Group Class assignments will be sent to you shortly.

Once you have received this information, please contact me to confirm that you will be participating. (amylmatherly@yahoo.com)

Let me know if you have any questions and have a wonderful summer.

Sincerely,

Amy Matherly, Suzuki Program Coordinator
Pakachoag Music School

16May 2018

Saturday, May 19th at 2:00 and 4:00 pm

Sunday, May 20th at 2:00 and 4:00 pm

The music will play all weekend thanks to hard working Pakachoag students.  Admission is free.

We’ll have soloists and small string groups; vocalists, flute, pianists, violins, violas, guitars.  Twinkle variations through Beethoven and Bach.  Ages 6 through 18 years.

We’ll celebrate our graduates, present five and ten year milestones (of lessons) certificates, announce the Peggy Kelley Reinburg Award for Effort, Commitment & Attitude recipient for 2018, and play on the recently donated Mason and Hamlin piano (freshly tuned) – its first public Pakachoag performance; all at our new home at 10 Irving Street, Worcester; in the All Saints sanctuary.

Refreshments follow each program in the adjoining Huntington Hall.

Fifty-six students will play throughout the weekend, joining roughly 30 others who performed in our April spring recitals.

Many thanks to parents who are volunteering to assist with welcoming guests and manage receptions.

09Feb 2018

Hello Music Together families!

 

* Due to the recent class cancellations, the following makeups are scheduled during February vacation week:

Tuesday, 2/20 at 9:30 in W Boylston

Wednesday, 2/21 at 9:30 and 10:30 in Auburn, and 9:30 in Sturbridge

Thursday, 2/22 at 9:30 in Auburn

Friday, 2/23 at 9:30 in Auburn

Saturday, 2/24 at 9:30 and 10:30 in Worcester

If your regularly scheduled class is listed, we ask that you attend that class. If you wish to attend a different class as a makeup, please call us at 508-791-8159 or email info@pakmusic.org to schedule.

 

* Pre-registration is now open for the spring session featuring the Triangle song collection!

Registration can be completed online or by the paper registration form distributed during class.

 

*This week’s take home flyer:

My Lady Wind

Enjoy your week!

02Feb 2018

Hello Music Together families!

We hope you are home, warm and snuggly, on this snowy day. In light of recent weather cancellations, makeup classes are scheduled for the following days (February vacation week):

Tuesday(2/20) in W Boylston

Wednesday (2/21) in Auburn and Sturbridge

Friday (2/23) in Auburn

If you are enrolled in any of these classes, please plan to attend. If you are enrolled in a different class, but wish to attend one of the above mentioned classes as a makeup, please reply to this email or call us at 508-791-8159.

 

As always, please enjoy this week’s take home flyer:

Alabama Gal

29Jan 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018 *
3:00 p.m.
All Saints Church, 10 Irving Street, Worcester

Sponsored by Security Engineered Machinery of Westboro

Free.

Suggested donation: $20 / $5 seniors and students

With faculty members Betsy Bronstein, Fiddle and Sam Politz, Accordian

Sam, a native of Louisiana, and partner Betsy will perform traditional South Louisiana Cajun music. They’ll share some interesting tidbits about the music’s origin, its history, and how Cajun music has been influenced by its cultural surroundings. As an added treat, audience members can learn how to do Cajun two-steps and waltzes.

*Snow Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018 3:00 pm

29Jan 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018
2:00 pm

The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church
203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn, MA

Free

Come be inspired!  This recital features some of Pakachoag’s advancing students.  Open by audition, the selection of students and instruments varies from year to year.

26Jan 2018

Hello Music Together families!

 

Even though we are still in the first half of the Bells session, we are ready to pre-register for the Spring session featuring the Triangle song collection! Registering early secures your spot in class and saves you $15.

Pre-registration begins February 1st and can be completed online or by completing the forms that will be distributed in class in the near future.

Please enjoy the take home flyer of the week – Celebration Song