Our Mission

Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester’s mission remains steady and on track.  We’re   dedicated to nurturing musical journeys that cultivate the imagination, inspire creativity and develop artistry.



Welcome to Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester!

For several decades we’ve been a school serving all of Greater Worcester.  More recently, we now also pull from Northern Connecticut, Northeast Rhode Island, Southern New Hampshire, and even Cape Cod!

And now, following 37 years in Auburn, we’re now IN the heart of Worcester at our new home at the corner of Irving and Pleasant Street.  We’re excited to link more closely with Worcester’s arts and culture sector and to be well on our way toward a new chapter in the life of the School – all while continuing to share our love of music.

At Pakachoag, we make Music for Life!  We hope you’ll join us in making music part of your life.

Sincerely, Sarah

Sarah Smongeski
Executive Director (and flute teacher)

At Pakachoag our Mission is focused on Making Music for Life!

We challenge students to

  • Stretch for high standards
  • Take risks
  • Recover from mistakes
  • Gain confidence to succeed

… In music and in life.

Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national or ethnic origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

Why is Mission Important?

An organization’s  mission provides focus for why we exist and what we do.  A mission is important when making decision’s for the future.  Mission can help shape direction, help one reflect on and assess effectiveness, and aids an organization in aligning varying points of view toward a shared outcome.

Here’s a good read around the role of mission in the life of a non-profit from the Stanford Social Innovation Review.