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Finding Your Way in the Portal

Fall 2019 – For Private Lesson Families

Quick Screen Print of the entry page to portal.pakmusic.org

Pakachoag is now using an online registration system that ties directly to our internal database.

If you are using a payment plan, you will need to log in to check dollars coming due.  We’ve included some notes below to help explain the process.

Move to Registration-Account Portal

We no longer send out invoices prior to payment due dates, but will send a reminder to log in.

Here are the steps to retrieve your payment due information.    Please note that accounts are tied to the PRIMARY (usually the primary parent or adult student) e-mail in our system.

If you are unable to access a computer for log-in on a permanent basis, please let us know and we’ll assist.

Please log in no sooner than one month prior to due date (this ensures any prior payments have been processed).

  • Click the button above or below to move to the payment portal.
    • If you have previously logged in, enter your user name and password.
    • If this is your first time logging in, click “forgot” and the system will send you a pre-existing, auto-generated, user name and password to the primary email on file.
  • Under the tab for “Account Balance” you can view your current registration(s) and related payment information.
  • To view any dollars due and outstanding as of the date your are logging in, look in the “Balance [current date] ” box .
  • To view dollars due on a specific payment plan due date, for instance as of November 1, click “See Balance Due on Different Date” and enter 11/1/2019 (or enter an alternate upcoming payment plan dates as desired).
Please Note:
Credits applied to a registration, from payments made during summer pre-registration deposits or from pre-existing credits in our system, do not appear in the payment history found under the “Payments” tab. This means dollars “paid” to date vs. “balance” may total less than the “Total” noted for your registration.
Browser Note:
The portal will NOT work correctly if using Firefox as a browser.  We suggest using Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Safari.


Introducing Our Newest Faculty

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

Carl Yung
Founder of Analytical Psychology
Artist, craftsman, builder
1875-1961

We’re happy to introduce….

Pakachoag Music School is happy to introduce five new faculty joining us this fall of 2019.

Our new faculty and returning faculty total 30 members strong, and we’re all looking forward to welcoming students both new and returning during the month of September.

If you are not yet enrolled but have been thinking about becoming musically involved, please feel free to email or call. While schedules are filling, we still have opportunities available.

Also, we’re offering a free Music Together DEMO Class in September.

All details below.

With the onset of the new school year, we look forward to the opportunity to touch each of our students with the warmth of music – a warmth that lasts a life-time.

Sincerely,

Sarah Smongeski, Executive Director

 


New Faculty


Financial Aid Program

Thanks to the generosity of donors and grantors, each year Pakachoag is able to provide tuition financial support for families of low income.  Please email Sarah@pakmusic.org for details.

While available funding is limited, we strongly encourage you to apply for assistance if your annual income qualifies.   If we cannot provide immediate assistance, we’ll wait-list you until additional funding becomes available.


Music Together Demo Class

Free Sample Class

Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:30 am at Emmanuel Lutheran

Limited slots available.
Advance booking required to:  Sarah@pakmusic.org

MORE INFORMATION

NEW for K – Grade 1

We’re excited to announce an all NEW addition to our program offerings.

Like most group classes, enrollment is limited so we suggest registering sooner than later.

Music Safari: A Beginning Keyboard and Music Literacy Class.

MORE INFORMATION

OTHER Programs

Private Lessons?

email our Program Director Kristjon@pakmusic.org

Rhythm Kids

Learn More Here

Music Together

A staple of our programming for over 30 years
for Birth to age five in six locations:  Worcester, Auburn, Sterling, Sturbridge, West Boylston.
Learn More Here

Not sure?  Browse all of our programs here.

If you are new to Music Together OR to Pakachoag and are considering a fall session Music Together class but have not yet registered, this drop in may be for you!

Please reserve your space in advance by emailing Sarah@pakmusic.org

A Music Together classroomMusic Together Sample Class

Date, Time, Location

Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:30 to 10:15 / 10:30
At Emanuel Lutheran Church in Worcester.
200 Greenwood Street, Worcester, MA  01607

Whether you have a Baby, toddler, or pre-schooler, these classes are filled with developmentally appropriate activities that provide the foundation for musical success.

Grandparents welcome.  We have a growing roster of grandparents serving as caregivers who find these classes a great addition to their daily or weekly activities with grandchild/ren.

Join us for this drop in Saturday class and experience Music Together first-hand.

 

Hello Suzuki Violin and Cello Families,

September is the Big Ear Challenge month. This is fun!  We hope you’ll give it a try.

Anyone who completes the BEC will receive a certificate.

Use this Big Ear Challenge Calendar September 2019 to track your progress!

Email Amy@pakmusic.org if you need more information.

The challenge:  Listen to your Suzuki CD every day

Bonus Listening options below.

Happy listening!

Week one:  Pictures at an Exhibition

Week Two:  Romanian Folk Dances

Week Three:  Advanced Suzuki Repertoire

Week Four:  Vivaldi’s Autumn Concerto from The Seasons.

 


Joins us this fall for guitar lessons.  We teach students of all ages, from 7 years to 70 plus.  Our teachers are flexible and versed in all styles – acoustic, electric, folk, classical.

This week, we’re registering for lessons with Michael Stubblefield on Thursdays at our central home in Worcester.

For more information about schedule options, please email our Program Director, Kristjon Imperio, at kristjon@pakmusic.org.

We offer a few different payment plan options, including a monthly option of $145 after initial deposit.  You can find information regarding tuition and pay plans here.

Please call or email today for more information if interested.

Make music part of your school year.  Music teaches so many skills which transfer to other areas of learning.  But beyond the learning, by enrolling with Pakachoag you also become part of a musical family where together we enjoy music, celebrate growth, and bring dreams to succeed and excel to life.  We are very much about music, but we’re also so much more.

Explore our program web pages to find what works for you, your child or other special person.

If you are not sure if music is for you, please take a moment to consider all of the possibilities an investment in music can bring to life.  Through classes and lessons, students learn to become comfortable in making music, develop fluency around musical reading and language, and develop skills for listening and creating.  At the same time we are learning to become musicians, we’re also strengthening things like memory, large and fine motor coordination, pattern recognition, and spatial intelligence.  Our Music Together little ones discover outlets for appropriate self-expression; our private lesson students, school-age and adults, develop skills for self-discipline; and if you become part of the performance program, we’ll help you learn to feel comfortable and successful on stage, and what to do when not everything goes as planned.

We offer programs for all ages – literally birth into retirement.  If you don’t find what you are looking for when browsing the program pages of our website, please feel free to email or call if you have questions.

We invite you to become part of our musical family as we begin our 38th year – now with our offices and much of our programming in Worcester.

Sincerely, Sarah Smongeski, Executive Director