This summer of 2021, we’re offering lessons online or in-person, as schedules, choices and circumstances permit. It may also be possible to schedule a combination of in-person and online subject to teacher availability.
You can tell us your preference for in-person vs. online or a combination of both when completing the inquiry form below (for new students) or on the registration form (for continuing students).
We recommend in-person (or a combination plan) for most beginners. Remote only is best for students who have had private lessons for at least 6 months. 90% of students enrolled in Winter 2020 opted to continue their lessons online in Spring 2020.
We offer summer music lessons for most instruments as noted below. For the summer months, we offer slightly more flexible scheduling than during the school year. That means you can pick the summer weeks you are available.
Registration for summer 2021 begins on May 1. While our summer session begins on June 21, registration is open throughout summer though availability may be limited with schedules filling through May and June.
If you are new to Pakachoag and are interested in summer lessons, please complete the Summer Lesson Inquiry Form -or- contact the office to review your needs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-791-8159.Summer Lesson Inquiry Form
We will contact you and work alongside you to identify a teacher who meets your scheduling needs and music goals. Once we’ve confirmed these details, you will be sent an online registration form to complete and submit with your tuition payment.
If you currently take lessons and are looking for your teacher’s summer registration form, please use the registration form below which includes each teacher’s schedule. New for summer 2021, the registration form is now online.
Please note, we are unable to provide refunds or credits for summer lessons once you have submitted your registration form. We do not provide make-ups for missed lessons during the summer. EXCEPTION: Refunds are offered if the school cancels a lesson, or if a teacher cannot accommodate your specified schedule parameters (you must note this schedule constraint information on the form).Summer Lesson Registration Form
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:
We ask for summer lesson payment in full upon registration. We prefer payment by credit card. If you are experiencing financial challenges, please let us know and we will review whether we can offer some flexibility.
We do not charge a registration fee for summer lessons.
Financial Aid may be available pending available funds. Please call us at 508-791-8159 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
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.
All of our teachers have been teaching remote lessons during 2020 and 2021 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 may not be available for in-person this summer. In most cases, we can offer remote if that is your preference.
Whether a beginner can be accommodated for online lessons 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 provide more flexibility around transportation challenges. 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.
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.
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.
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.