September 2018:  Music School Moves Into Worcester

  • Pakachoag Moves to Worcester
  • Pakachoag Announces New Program Director
  • New Home Open House Planned for September 29, 2018

Incoming:  Pakachoag In the Press

January 2017:

Worcester Magazine:  January 7, 2017

Two Minutes with Usha, Sitar Teacher

October 2016:

GoLocalWorcester:  October 13, 2016

Alumnus Returns to Pakachoag to Play Violin

September 2016:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette:  September 25, 2016

Oxford Pianist Tunes Up

“Seventeen-year-old pianist and composer Andrew Lefferts of Oxford (student of Pakachoag faculty member Inna Muravnki) was a student at the Lyra Music Festival and Workshop held at Smith College in Northampton this past summer – three weeks of intensive musical study capped by a public performance at Smith’s Sage Hall.”

“Reviewing the concert for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Mark Morford wrote, “Andrew Lefferts, 17, playing the fourth Impromptu from Schubert’s Opus 90, was the most satisfying performance of the afternoon, with proper attention to the many dynamic changes in this beautiful piece.”  ”

January 2016:Neslusan

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: January 26, 2016

Alumna in the News: Sal Neslusan, guest stars tonight on CBS’ Criminal Minds. Good luck Sal! Read more here:
Webster native set for ‘Criminal Minds’ role


November 2015:

MetroWest Daily News: November 18, 2015

Northborough resident elected into Pakachoag Music School board







GoLocalWorcester: November 18, 2015

Pakachoag Music School Selects New Advisory Board







October 2015:Webster Five Foundation Gives $1,000

Telegram & Gazette:  May 25, 2015

Webster Five gives $1,000 to Pakachoag Music School





June 2015:

Telegram & Gazette:  June 7, 2015

June 2015 Business Matters 

An interview with Sarah Smongeski, Executive Director.

May 2015:

Telegram & Gazette:  May 21, 2015
Afternoon Tunes Students & Mentors Support Main South Children with Music Lessons
with Pakachoag Music School serving as lead partner.

Alums Lead Afternoon Tunes - Worcester

Alums in the News: Elizabeth Butterworth and Cecile Afable lead Afternoon Tunes program.


January 2015:

Telegram & Gazette: January 22, 2015

Shrewsbury Native Chases Dream with EP Release

Andrew Thebeau releases first EP.



December 2014:

BayState Parent Magazine:  December 2014
Setting The Tone With Music Together

June 2014:

Telegram & Gazette:  Thursday, May 29, 2014
Pianist Pays Homage To Chopin at All Saints

May 2014:

Go Local Worcester:  Thursday, May 1, 2014
“Pakachoag Announces May Performance Events”

November 2013:

Telegram & Gazette:  Thursday, November 7, 2013

“Ten Things to DO”

Pakachoag Gets a Pick with “Shifting Seasons”

September 2013:

Music School Opens in West Boylston – The Banner; September 12, 2013

November Faculty Concert – Go Local; September 23, 2013

Registration Open for Youth Theater Program –; September 19, 2013

August 2013:

Pakachoag Announces New West Boylston Satellite Location – Worcester Telegram & Gazette; August 2013

May 2013:

Pakachoag Releases New Web Site; Refreshed Mission Statement – GoLocal; May 2013

“Now entering into its fourth decade of existence, Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester has been one of the most recognizable and brightest spots on the Worcester County cultural scene for over a generation.”

March 2013:

Gifted Teen Performs at Pakachoag – Telegram & Gazette; March 2013
13_Odinokikh&WalterMiles Walter, age 18, winner of  3 national/international competitions and a student of Pakachoag faculty member Vladimir Odinokikh, performs at Pakachoag.

12_30YearsPhotoT&GOctober 2012:

Pakachoag Celebrates 30 – Telegram & Gazette; October 2012
Pakachoag hosts community thank you at Tuckerman Hall acknowledging 30 years of support.


 July, 2012:

Organist & Pakachoag Alum at Mechanics Hall – Telegram & Gazette; July 2012
Wesley Hall, student at Oberlin Conservatory, got his start at Pakachoag as a student of former adjunct faculty member Patricia Snyder.  Wesley returns to present a concert at Mechanics Hall.  Sponsored by the Worcester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Outgoing:  Pakachoag Media Releases

Suzuki Program Takes Off – May, 2013.  Read about Pakachoag’s growing Suzuki program which includes everything from group classes to teacher training to music reading classes.

Other Interesting Snapshots of Pakachoag

Ramona Interviews:
Executive Director Sarah Smongeski speaks with Ramona at Worcester’s WCCA TV – Summer 2011.