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28Feb 2019

Music Together Spring Session 2019 Open Registration begins March 1st. We’ll be preparing for the Triangle Song Collection. All new song book, with CD, included as part of your tuition. Choose from five locations: Worcester, Auburn, Sterling, Sturbridge and West Boylston.
Classes also available at the Hanover Theater Conservatory.

Visit our Register Page to register online with credit card.
Visit our Music Together section for information on schedules, locations and more.

27Aug 2018

Pakachoag Music School is excited to announce its relocation into the heart of the city.  We’ve moved our suburban headquarters from Auburn to Worcester, to the heart of the burgeoning cultural district. We are now more centrally located for all of Greater Worcester.

The move completes a six-month transition that began in January 2018.

With new studios, new offices and access to the church halls within All Saints, the School is ready for a new future.

Read about our move here:  Music School Moves Into Worcester

An open house is planned for Saturday, September 29th.  Details on the open house and a schedule of events is posted here.

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

14Apr 2017

Andrew Lefferts, of Oxford, will join Inna Muranik in a piano four-hands Brahms arrangement on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Andrew is seventeen years old and is the seventh of eight children, all of whom have studied piano with Inna.   The families enrollment at Pakachoag has spanned more than 20 years making the Lefferts the School’s longest enrolled family.  Andrew has taken lessons with Inna since he was six years old.

Andrew writes:  “I have not only benefited from Inna’s technical instruction and constructive critiques, but especially love to learn by listening to her play. Most importantly, Inna has taught me that mistakes can be perceived as something to learn from, and nothing can be done without diligent daily work”.

Andrew is a member of the Worcester Children’s Chorus, and has participated for several years in theory classes at Pakachoag.  He writes his own music which has included a few submissions for video game competitions and computer performed orchestral pieces, as well as music for solo piano.

Last summer Andrew participated in the Lyra Music Festival at Smith College.  His end of festival performance of Schubert’s fourth Impromptu earned him a review noting “the most satisfying performance of the afternoon, with proper attention to the many dynamic changes in this beautiful piece.” (The Daily Hampshire Gazette, Mark Morford).

Andrew plans to take a gap year in 2017-2018 while preparing to pursue music as a major in college.

 

 

17Jan 2017

Photo courtesy Worcester Magazine

Pakachoag Music School is pleased to announce that it will expand its program offerings for the new year to include Classical Indian Sitar lessons.

Sitarist Usha Verma will teach lessons on Saturday mornings at the School’s central location in Auburn, just over the hill from Holy Cross College.  Ms. Verma is a graduate of Punjab University in Chandigarh, India where she earned a Masters of Liberal Arts specializing in Music.

Read more about Usha in Worcester Magazine here.

Usha first started playing Sitar at the age of 15 in high school, in Northern India.

Why did Usha choose to play Sitar? “I think the soft and relaxing sound of the Sitar inspired me the most to choose this instrument,” comments Usha.

Please call Pakachoag Music School at 508-791-8159 or email info@pakmusic.org for more information.

17Jan 2017

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 classes, last year was in the theater program, and also plays with the Worcester Youth Orchestras.  He plays regularly in performance classes and recitals.  As you can see, Henry is very dedicated to music.  Thank you, Henry, for taking the challenge and writing such a nice jingle.

Lyrics (also by Henry Wang):

Lovely music everywhere.  Music for Life!
Pakachoag.
Everybody loves music.
Do, Re, Mi; Do, Re, Mi; Mi, Re, Do; Mi, Re, Do.

Come and join our music school.
Let the music change your life.
Everybody loves music.
Do, Re, Mi; Do, Re, Mi; Mi, Re, Do; Mi, Re, Do.

What is Music for Life?

The Music for Life! Campaign is re-shaping Pakachoag for students, today and tomorrow by:

  • Enhancing program delivery with geographic options, community outreach and local partnerships;
  • Increasing the percent of students receiving financial aid; and
  • Aligning our improved resources and capabilities to better deliver on our core promise, while positioning ourselves for sustainability

–all to benefit our students of the future and create greater community impact.  Read More.

27Sep 2016

heather-m-no-4Welcome 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 the Office of Alumni and Friends Engagement and Stewardship, spending her time at Clark focused on event planning, volunteer management, and alumni communication.

Prior to her work at Clark, Heather worked at Assumption College in the Annual Giving office, working to achieve yearly fundraising goals and encouraging alumni parents and friends of the college to make a financial commitment to the school.

Heather’s passion for promoting education has also led her to join the Tantasqua Education Foundation volunteer organization in school union 61 where she is the chair of the sponsorship committee.  Heather is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, MA and has a MBA from Assumption College. Currently, she lives in Sturbridge with her husband and two young sons.

Heather will be working part-time, usually on Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays; morning and early afternoon.

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