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Through the Music Together partnership with edWeb.net, classroom teachers can access high-quality professional development opportunities on a roughly every-other-month basis.

November’s EdWeb Offering

Going Beyond the ABC Song: Music that Naturally Supports Children’s Language Development
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Michelle Jamail, Early Childhood Music Specialist and Music Together Teacher, Bluebonnet Montessori School of Lakeway

During this engaging edWebinar, Michelle will explore how and why the content and process of developmentally appropriate music activities can support young children’s language and literacy skill development. She’ll demonstrate how easy it is to use music to naturally support important areas of language learning, including: phonological awareness, vocabulary development, print awareness, active listening skills, and creative storytelling- regardless of your music background. Recent research findings linking music and language learning will also be reviewed.

Participants will be able to use the knowledge they gain in this edWebinar to more intentionally use music in their day-to-day work with toddlers and preschoolers, and even infants. In addition to simply playing music in the background, participants will better understand how actively singing and creating variations of a song can support young children’s language development. Participants will also understand that a range of songs can support this development, even songs without words. They will feel more comfortable in their abilities to use music in their work, and be able to better communicate to other caregivers and parents the significant role that music-making can play in a child’s language development in these important early years.

This edWebinar will be of particular benefit to PreK through elementary school teachers. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.

Register Here


Joins us this fall for guitar lessons.  We teach students of all ages, from 7 years to 70 plus.  Our teachers are flexible and versed in all styles – acoustic, electric, folk, classical.

This week, we’re registering for lessons with Michael Stubblefield on Thursdays at our central home in Worcester.

For more information about schedule options, please email our Program Director, Kristjon Imperio, at 508-791-8159 or email Kristjon@pakmusic.org.

We offer a few different payment plan options, including a monthly option of $145 after initial deposit.  You can find information regarding tuition and pay plans here.

Please call or email today for more information if interested.

Chris Wychorski joins Pakachoag Music School this week of July 15 in the position of Registrar/Office Manager.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from UMass Amherst that she achieved after an earlier career in office administration in the private and governmental sectors.

After graduating, Chris went on to work exclusively with not-for-profit organizations including Community Involved with Sustaining Agriculture, Federation of Mass Farmer’s Markets, Heifer International’s Overlook Farm and Habitat for Humanity.  Over the last 20 years she has held the roles of donor relations manager, scheduling coordinator, program manager, farmer’s market operations manager and program assistant. She has scheduled and managed everything from day camps and multiple overnight youth trips to donation truck routes – always enjoying the ride.

Chris also works with the Worcester Children’s Chorus, where her daughter has thrived for the last 7 years.  She hopes to help the two organizations strengthen their Partners in Music bond.  She resides in Paxton with her husband and daughter.

By September (probably sometime mid/late August also), Chris will be on hand from 1 to 6pm Monday to Friday.  Chris joins the School as part of an office adjustment around schedules in connection with our new home in Worcester.