Here, you can find information on Summer Session Registration and Summer Program Policies. This includes group classes, camps, and workshops, with registration starting April 1st. This summer 2021, some group programs will not register until a later date, pending public health updates. We also provide information here on how to register for summer private lessons starting late April and May.
Please check the program page you are interested in for more information. A few classes are online only; some classes will be offered in-person only; and some, we’ll decide as we get closer. Some private lesson teachers are available in-person, some teachers are remote-only; some teachers may offer a hybrid/combined option.
In the event that public health guidelines revert to tighter controls, we will review the status of in-person classes and provide an alternative online option when possible. If we cannot provide an online option, we will provide a refund.
Please visit the Summer Private Lesson page.
There are no refunds or credits for summer classes, lessons or programs except in the event that you or someone in your direct family contracts COVID-19 in which case we will ask for a Doctor’s office note to confirm.
If we do not select you for a program which requires screening or audition, we will refund your tuition (minus any registration fee).
The School reserves the right to cancel a class or program due to under-enrollment, in which case you will receive a full refund for the class or program that is cancelled. We are unable to make up student absences for any summer program – group class or private lesson.
Student make-ups for summer programs are not available. The one exception is for Music & Movement classes where we will arrange for a student make-up ONLINE as circumstances permit.
As long as COVID-19 remains a public health concern, we will require anyone who might visit or participate in an in-person class to sign a release of liability. We are unable to provide waiting spaces at this time. We encourage families to consider a close-by park visit if you are not expected to attend your child’s schedule activity.
For Parents of students under age 18: Understanding that the facilities used for Pakachoag programs are accessible to the general public, when you submit your registration, you are confirming that you are — or your designated caregiver is — responsible to wait with your child/ren until your child’s or children’s assigned teacher is ready for him/her to enter his/her scheduled class or lesson.
We also require that you, as parent, or your designated caregiver be available promptly at the conclusion of the lesson or class to pick up your child and that you, as parent, or the designated caregiver, not school or facility staff or teachers, are/is responsible for your child or children’s safety and actions at all times prior to and immediately following a scheduled lesson or class.
If the School cancels a class due to teacher sickness, we will either arrange for a substitute teacher or a make-up will be provided at the end of the program session. If an outside class or lesson is cancelled due to inclement weather, a remote option will be provided. Any teacher absences for private lessons will be made-up at a time that is mutually convenient. When registering, please check that we have your primary phone number. This allows us to contact you quickly in the event of a last minute sick/weather cancellation.
We can offer priority registration, upon request, to summer families choosing to re-enroll for the Fall session for a similar program or class. Please inquire with the office for more information regarding pre-registration options. This may be particularly valuable for students taking private lessons, where teacher schedules sometimes fill in advance of September, based upon Spring semester continuing student registration.
CREDIT CARD: Most summer classes request payment by credit card.
CHECKS: If paying by check, please make checks payable to PakMusic and mail to Pakachoag Music School, 10 Irving St, Worcester, MA 01609 . A mail box is available at the back entrance, outside; inside, a secure drop box outside the School Offices on 2nd floor of 10 Irving St, Worcester is also available.
CASH: We accept cash in person at office. Please call ahead to be sure someone is available at the time of your visit. Please be sure to acquire a receipt at time of payment.
Registration is on a first-come / first-served basis upon receipt of payment. We hold registration forms submitted in advance of payment for one week while awaiting payment. We’ll process your registration once payment is received.
We’re fortunate to live in driving distance of Tanglewood! This summer, consider a picnic or tour of this beautiful music venue known around the world for the best in music performances and professional education.