Annually, our programs serve over 400 students from throughout Greater Worcester, resulting in over 3,500 hours of instruction. However, impact through the arts is less about numbers and more about life-long learning.
Download our most recent Annual Report FY17 web here.
Download the prior year’s Annual Report FY2016 here.
We have program sites in both Auburn, W. Boylston, and (new in 2017) Worcester. Music Together classes, in addition to being offered in Auburn, W. Boylston, and Worcester, are also brought closer to home for young families west of Worcester via Sturbridge classes; and north of Worcester via Sterling classes.
Average weekly attendance: 285
Students Enrolled (both tuition based and outreach): Full Year: 450 +
Spanning 35+ Towns/Cities
No. 1: Worcester 21%
No. 2: Auburn 19%
Other: (35+ communities) 60%
Each year, roughly 30-50 students are invited to perform out in the community.
A few highlights include:
With a variety of performances at Mechanics Hall, Hanover Theater, Tuckerman Hall, First Night Worcester, civic functions, senior centers and retirement homes.
With discipline, hard work, sustained commitment, and expert teachers to guide, Pakachoag alumni excel, including:
Ensuring access to School programs is a core value for Pakachoag. Over the past five years, we’ve sustained a 15% average annual growth rate in both students and dollars awarded, resulting in over $100,000 awarded thanks to donor and grantor support.
Currently, 18% of Private Lesson students receive financial support (FY15) with a goal of reaching 25% sustained annual support in coming years, with an average annual award of $950 per student. Forty percent of students receiving aid live at or below the federal poverty line.
Providing free music lessons, music and instruments for children of the Main South neighborhood of Worcester. 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 Josh Goldman, Pakachaog Faculty and Keith Chester, Boys and Girls Club of Worcester Music Teacher.