Office, Staff, Board

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We’re On The Move:

Pakachoag Music School is now anchored in Worcester, in proximity of the city’s evolving Theater District.

Our primary home and offices are located at:

10 Irving Street, Worcester, MA  01609

2nd and 3rd Floors at All Saints Church

From January to June 2018, we are transitioning many of our programs from Auburn into Worcester.  Our summer 2018 roster notes which classes are in which locations.

Finding Your Way:

If visiting the office at 10 Irving Street:

  • Look for signs inside the building to find your way to our 2nd floor office and 3rd floor teaching studios.
  • If visiting:  Please call ahead  to check on staff availability through August 2018.
  • Entry into the Church is at the rear, off the parking lot.
  • Entry into the parking lot is via Pleasant Street.
  • Please use designated Pakachoag parking spaces.  On-street parking is available on Irving Street with meter.  Also the Pleasant Street parking garage, two blocks south.

Phone and e-mail contact information remains the same.


Enrolled/renewing families are welcome to leave registration forms and payments in the secure drop box at 203 Pakachoag Street, Education Wing lobby.   The Education Wing is open during class and lesson time.  Look to your left (toward the Fellowship Hall doors) to find the lock box.   You are also welcome to mail in or drop off registration forms and payments to 10 Irving Street (call ahead if you wish to connect directly with a staff member); or, register online with credit card.

Already enrolled?

All Music Together classes continue in six locations:  Auburn, Sterling, Sturbridge, West Boylston and Worcester (Emmanuel Lutheran and the Hanover Theater).

All private lessons will be scheduled in Worcester (or West Boylston – per prior schedules) starting Monday, June 25, 2018.

Why the Move?

The School’s move into Worcester responds to long-term strategic needs, along with changes underway at Pakachoag Church.  We’re excited to link more closely with Worcester’s cultural community, to be able to position ourselves for future growth, and to build on pre-existing partnerships with All Saints Church and The Hanover Theater.

If you would like more information about the School’s move and associated strategic planning, please e-mail Executive Director Sarah Smongeski at

School Year Office Hours:  Updated December 2017

Online Hours (by phone and e-mail):

  • 9:30 to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday (School-Year).  We are often available earlier or later.

In Person Office Hours:

  • December 17 through August 2018:  Please call ahead.

While our online office hours are 9:30 to 4:00, In Person hours will fluctuate as we transition.      If you specifically need to connect with someone at our 10 Irving Street office, please call ahead to ensure someone will be available at the time of your visit.

If calling to cancel a lesson or report an absence:

  • For any of our locations, please  call 508-791-8159 and press “1” to access the ‘general teacher mail box’ .



Summer Office Hours

Please call ahead before visiting.

Please note that our summer office hours may be irregular due to vacation time.

General Remote Summer Hours, late-June through late-August:
Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Fridays – irregular hours.

In Person – please call ahead.

We may be available earlier and later but ask that you call ahead if needing to connect.


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Melanie Karbowski
Office Manager
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Heather MacFarlane
Development Associate
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Amy Matherly Suzuki Program Coordinator

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Dr. Leah Zelnick Student Performance Coordinator


Board of Directors 2017-2018

Melodie Hanks, President
Randy Bloom
Dr. Crystal Jiang
Kallin Johnson
Sharon McLaughlin
Brian Perry
Dr. Karen Way
Donelle Wright

Advisory Board 2017-2018

Catherine Z. Collins
Adrien Finlay
Meg Gallo
Barbara Granger
Paul Jourcin
Gail Morgan
Troy Siebels
Alison Snyder



Summer Office Hours

Please call ahead before visiting.

Please note that our summer office hours may be irregular due to vacation time.

The office will be closed on Monday, July 11th, 2016.

General Summer Hours, Mid-June through mid-August:
Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Fridays – irregular hours.