One of the reasons our students say they love Pakachoag is because of the special connections they develop with their teachers.



Our faculty are all experts in their assigned are of instruction.  Most of our private lesson teachers are active performers, as well as caring teachers.  We take time to understand your needs, and will work with you to find the best placement.

Whether you’re a child or an adult, a beginner or heading toward a conservatory degree, we’ll work with you to support your learning goals.

This is my fourth year playing the piano. At Pakachoag, I really like the atmosphere of learning.

Appleton.  Age 12.

Faculty information is available by area of instruction or alphabetically.

Meet our Faculty- By Category

Piano, Pipe Organ, Keyboard, Accordian

Janeen Baker, Piano

Andrey Karpyuk, Piano

Kamilla Isanbaeva Irving, Piano

Inna Muravnik, Piano

William Ness, Organ

Vladimir Odinokikh, Piano

Sam Politz, Jazz Piano

Debby Sedgwick, Piano (Auburn & W. Boylston)

Strings: Orchestral

Betsy Bronstein, Cello (Auburn & W. Boylston)

Marilyn Butler, Violin / Suzuki Violin (W. Boylston)

Madalyne Cross, Violin / Viola / Suzuki Violin (Auburn & W. Boylston)

Jeff Dostal, Upright Bass (String Bass)

Peter Hughes, Violin / Viola

Laurie Knorr, Violin / Suzuki Violin (Auburn & W. Boylston)

Amy Matherly, Violin / Suzuki Violin; Suzuki Program Coordinator (Auburn & W. Boylston)

Sheila Reid, Violin / Viola

David Siegel, Violin

Leah Zelnick, Suzuki Violin, Piano; (Auburn)

Strings: Guitar / Sitar

Jeff Dostal, Guitar, Bass Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Pop)

Josh Goldman, Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Pop)

Usha Verma, Sitar (Classical Indian)


Nike Beaudry, Clarinet/Sax

Jung-Yi Alice Hsieh Daugherty, Flute / Fife / Piccolo

Scott Daugherty,Trumpet

William Ness, Pipe Organ

Colton Ray Cox, Oboe / English Horn (Auburn or W. Boylston)

Sarah Harrison Smongeski, Flute / Recorder


Victoria Bartolomeo, Voice

Silvia Irving, Voice

Musical Theater

Gretchen D’Andrea, Musical Theater



Music Together

Julie Holston, Music Together (Auburn, W. Boylston, Sturbridge, Sterling)

Linnea Lyerly, Music Together

Meet our Faculty- Alphabetically

Our alphabetical listing includes head shots so you can also find faculty visually.

Hear Faculty In Concert

Vladmir Odinokikh performs Rachmaninoff.   The Steinway concert grand is made available courtesy of Pakachoag Church.  

Faculty Emeriti

Jonathan Clark, Trumpet

Maxim Korn, Violin

Lea Lucia Lipner, Piano

Mary Anne Slack, Early Childhood / Music Together