Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 203 Pakachoag St Auburn MA 01501 USA

Mission: Pakachoag Music School, celebrating 30years in 2012, is recognized as an on-going resource to the larger community, contributing to the vibrant and rich culture that makes central Massachusetts such a great place to live and work. PCMS faculty set high expectations; our students learn to think creatively and discover the hard work reaps rewards one might never have expected.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester (as it's now known) is more than just a music school, it is a huge contributor to the arts and culture scene of Greater Worcester. The teachers are incredibly talented and dedicated to providing the best musical instruction possible. The staff is warm and welcoming. The classes are diverse and offer lessons to all age and skill levels. The students, who participate in many recitals throughout the year, learn how to play and how to perform and, most importantly, the importance of a musical education.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the incredible dedication of the teachers and staff to the students and quality music education.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

teachers, staff and the executive director, all of whom are deeply committed to the School and the students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I joined Pakachoag Community Music School, now known as Pakachoag School of Greater Worcester, as its second staff member after the original director back in 1982. From its very beginning and it continues through today, the school's major mission was to provide a quality music experience for students from infancy through senior citizens. To achieve this goal, only highly experienced faculty were hired. Even through its growing pains (lack of space, lack of funds) the school managed to maintain its highest quality standards. After four years, my career took me elsewhere, but when I returned as a member of the Board of Directors in the school's 25th year, I was amazed at the growth it had experienced and still maintained the absolute highest quality standards in music education. The current director has been with the school for approximately 18 years and is the most professional and dedicated person I know. My two-year-old granddaughter is currently enrolled in the Music Together Class and her mother insists it is the best possible experience she could be having at this time. All one needs to do to experience these high standards is to attend one of the student or faculty recitals or an alumni concert. They speak for themselves.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in watching my granddaughter ask for her Music Together CD to be played every day, sometimes several times and to watch her dance to the music in perfect rhythm.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see the current administrative staff have more help, but the budget does not allow.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching it grow and move forward while maintaining its high standards.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

it would become renowned nationwide!

Ways to make it better...

I had not had to leave the school when I did. Unfortunately, I had no choice.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

as is with most non-profits, trying to function within a very limited budget.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Three years ago, the concert series for which I served as managing director sponsored a concert by the students at Pakachoag Music School. I was absolutely amazed--no, blown away!--by the skill level and stage presence of these young musicians. As an artist manager myself, I took a keen interest in the quality of music education being provided in my own community. It is so terribly important to nurture and appreciation for the arts and culture in our young people--as well as encouraging the full expression of their creativity and talent--and this is exactly what Pakachoag does.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having the privilege of sponsoring concerts. It is very important to me, personally, to know that I am giving back some of the support and nurturing I have received in my career--and Pakachoag fills the bill perfectly!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate about their work, and dedicated to providing the best music education.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

conquer the world by providing even more young people with a place to nurture and hone their talents.

Ways to make it better...

I had known about the School years ago! Better late than never, as they say!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

My 2-year old daughter takes Music Together classes each week and loves the program. It's a great way for her to sing, dance, play instruments, and interact with other toddlers. After seeing her grow in this program, I became a donor to PakMusic's annual campaign. It is obvious that the school believes in each child's ability to learn through music. I would highly recommend the Music Together program to anyone that wants to have fun with their little one!!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive of the musical growth of children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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