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 Instrument Family

Piano, Pipe Organ, Keyboard, Accordian, Harp

Janeen Baker, Piano

Susan Page Howland, Harp:
Lever harp; 8 week blocks of lessons available.
Pedal harp information available upon request.

Andrey Karpyuk, Piano

Kamilla Isanbaeva Irving, Piano

Inna Muravnik, Piano

William Ness, Organ

Sam Politz, Jazz Piano

Debby Sedgwick, Piano (Worcester & W. Boylston)

Curtis Smith, Piano

Strings: Orchestral

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

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

Jeff Dostal, Upright Bass (String Bass)

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

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

Ashley Peck, Cello / Suzuki Cello

Sheila Reid, Violin / Viola (Worcester & West Boylston)

David Siegel, Violin

Strings: Guitar / Sitar / Harp

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

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

Susan Page Howland, Harp – lever harp; 8 week blocks of lessons available.
Pedal harp information available upon request.

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 (Musical Theater, Classical, Opera, Folk)

Myoung Han, Voice (Pop, country, musical theater, classical, folk, opera, pop, R&B, blues, gospel, jazz, and soul).  Also available for combined piano/vocal instruction.

Silvia Irving, Voice (Musical Theater, Classical, Opera, Folk)

Musical Theater

Gretchen D’Andrea, Musical Theater


Kristjon Imperio

Music Together

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

Linnea Lyerly, Music Together

Music Leadership Team

Sarah Smongeski, Executive Director

Kristjon Imperio, Program Director

Amy Matherly, Suzuki Program Coordinator

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