Annually, our programs serve over 400 students from throughout Greater Worcester, resulting in over 3,500 hours of instruction. However, the impact of music is less about numbers and more about life-long learning.
The impact of music at Pakachoag lasts a lifetime. Read in our annual report how we are making a difference in the lives of community, students and families.
Annual Report FY17 web here.
Annual Report FY2016 here.
Pakachoag offers private lessons at our primary home in Worcester; also in West Boylston. Music Together classes are brought closer to home for young families west of Worcester via Sturbridge classes; to the south in Auburn; and north of Worcester via Sterling classes.
Average weekly attendance: 250
Students Enrolled (both tuition based and outreach): Full Year: 450 +
We attract students and families from over 35 cities and towns.
Each year, roughly 30 students are invited to perform out in the community.
A few highlights of how we’re impacting community with music:
The lasting impact of music can be seen in the lives of alumni. Through discipline, hard work, sustained commitment, and expert teachers to guide, Pakachoag alumni excel. Our alumni span a wide range of professions and include:
Ensuring access to School programs is a core value for Pakachoag. Over the past five years, we’ve awarded over $100,000 in tuition support for families in need, thanks to donor and grantor support.
Currently, 12% of Private Lesson students receive financial support (FY19) with a goal of reaching 24% sustained annual support in coming years. The average annual award of $950 per student.
Providing free music lessons, music and instruments for children of the Piedmont, Main Middle and Elm Park neighborhoods. Pakachoag serves as a lead partner.
Partners In Music expands the mission and reach of each organization through selective, shared marketing and space use, along with collaborative performances.
Pak@TheClub guitar classes with Michael Stubblefield, after-school, once-a-week. For FY19, the program will run November to June.