Private Lessons

Summer Music Lessons 2020

For new students, we’re offering:  3 for the price of 1.  Pay $40; save $80.  Sign up anytime between May 12 and July 1st.  No registration fee.

 3-For-1 New Student Special: 30 Minute Lessons
3 Lessons4 Lessons5 Lessons6 Lessons7 Lessons8 Lessons
Regular Price 30 mins$120$160$200$240$280$320
Sign Up by July 1st and Pay....$40$80$120$160$200$240

Or, choose 45 minutes or 60 minutes.  3 for the price of 1.

This year, we’re offering lessons remotely or in-person, as circumstances permit.  You can also tell us your preference for in-person vs. online when completing the inquiry form below.  90% of students opted to continue remote lessons this spring.  To date, everyone has reported back on a positive experience.

We offer summer music lessons for most instruments as noted below.  For the summer months, we offer flexible scheduling.  Pick the weeks you want.

Summer Lesson Inquiries And Registration

STEP 1:  If you are NEW to Pakachoag and interested in summer lessons, please begin by clicking on the button below to complete the Student Information Form. Or, please contact the office to review your needs at or call 508-791-8159.

Summer Lesson Inquiry Form

STEP 2:  The 2nd part of the process is for us to work with you to identify a teacher, taking into consideration schedule needs.  Once we agree on the proper placement, we will send you a Teacher Schedule & Lesson Registration form which will allow you to choose which weeks you are selecting for lessons.  You can calculate tuition using that form.  If you are new to lessons with Pakachoag,  you can subtract $80 when signing up for 3 or more 30 minute lessons to get your 3-for-1 deal.

Please note, we are unable to provide refunds or credits for summer lessons once you have submitted your registration form.

  • If you currently take lessons and are looking for your teacher’s summer registration form, please visit:  Current Students > Private Lesson Information;  scroll down to “Summer Teaching Forms for Download and Print.”

Summer Music Lesson Fees 2020

Once we have confirmed teacher placement and scheduling, you can calculate your summer tuition by multiplying the number of selected lessons x the per lesson amount of:

  • $40 per 30 minute lesson;
  • $55 per 45 minute lesson; and
  • $75 per 60 minute lesson.

We ask for summer lesson payment upon registration.  We prefer payment by credit card.  However, if financial circumstances are tight, in addition to contacting us for more information regarding financial aid, we can provide a discount if paying by check or cash.  $2 per 30 or 45 minute lesson; $3 per 60 minute lesson.

We do not charge a registration fee for summer lessons.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid may be available pending available funds.  Please call us at 508-791-8159 or e-mail for more information.

New To Pakachoag?  or New to Private Lessons?

If you are new to Pakachoag or new to lessons, we recognize that students and families need to feel trust and comfort when working with a teacher. We’ll work with you to help with placement and provide an opportunity to settle.  Please return the inquiry form posted above, email or call and leave a message to begin the process.  We can also schedule a zoom or similar online meeting if an in-person visit is not possible.

  1. More Information for New Families

    All of our teachers have been teaching remotely this spring, using zoom or face time.  As part of the inquiry process, we will ask you if you have a preference for whether you take all, some or no lessons remotely.  Some teachers will only teach remotely this summer; others may return to in-person if the situation permits.  In all cases, we can offer remote if that is your preference.

    If you are or your child is a beginner, we may recommend that we place you on hold until in-person is available.  That decision depends upon the age of student, whether anyone in the family has the ability to assist at home, and the instrument of interest.

    All of that said, we encourage you to contact us to talk through options. While not the same as in-person,  online lessons promote learning, allow the teacher to set clear goals for a student’s weekly practice,  and can also provide a little respite from routines .  Plus, we know and research clearly demonstrates that music contributes to life long health and well-being.  Music is a great way to exercise the mind and find release from stress.

Instruments Offered

  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Flute, fife or recorder
  • Oboe
  • French Horn
  • Clarinet and Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Voice (all styles)
  • Suzuki Violin
  • Sitar (Classical Indian)
Summer music lesson schedules begin during June, often prior to the summer release date for public schools.  This year, most summer schedules begin June 15th although it is usually possible to sign on in May, anytime in June or perhaps July.

We offer lessons one-on-one, private.  When in-person, we schedule in Worcester, at All Saints Church*.  Some openings may be available in W. Boylston.

* 2nd / 3rd floors: If you have a disability that impacts your ability to use stairs, please let us know prior to registering.  

We begin summer private lesson registration during April and May.

Summer Lesson Scheduling

We arrange schedules according to teacher availability.  We provide flexibility with regard to the number of lessons you select, and with regard to family vacation weeks when planned in advance.  We are usually able to accommodate schedule needs.  Most teachers schedule lessons during the afternoon and early evening hours.  With remote lessons, we can likely offer more scheduling options.

Summer private lesson schedules are arranged separately from school year schedules.   For currently enrolled students, this means your assigned time is likely to differ from your school year lesson time.

Please be sure to include your summer schedule availability as requested on the lesson registration form so that we can work to schedule accordingly.

Why Music Lessons?

This New York Times article explains how the lessons of music can last a life-time even if you only play for a few years.