Meet Gerry, Alumnus

Meet Gerry Senechal Highlights Organist, Associate Director of Music From: Auburn, Massachusetts Currently: Memphis, Tennessee* Pakachoag Graduate: 1998 Instrument: Piano / Organ B.A. in Music, University of the South Master of Music in Church Music / Conducting, Belmont University, Nashville I have been blessed to serve St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, TN as Associate […]

Meet Martin, Alumnus

Meet Martin Palacios Highlights Professional Violinist, Memphis Symphony Violin Teacher DMA Candidate, Music Performance From: Auburn, Massachusetts Currently: Memphis, Tennessee Pakachoag Graduate: 2007 Instrument: Violin Bachelor of Arts & Master of Arts in Music, Pensacola Christian College I teach a Suzuki violin studio of 34 students, and I actively perform with the Memphis Symphony and […]

Meet Katerina, Alumna

Meet Katerina Vujić Highlights Founder / Owner: Thrive Health Coaching From: Shrewsubyr, Massachusetts Currently: Boston Metro / Central Massachusetts Pakachoag Graduate: 2012 Instrument: Piano B.A., International Relations and Affairs, Skidmore College Double Minor:  French and Anthropology As a result of my struggle with chronic illness, I became a Certified Health Coach with the Institute for […]

Meet Dustin, Alumnus

Meet Dustin Weigl Highlights MIT Graduate; Degrees in Physics, Transportation, Technology & Policy From: Southborough, Massachusetts Currently: Golden, Colorado Pakachoag Graduate: 2009 Instrument: Trumpet Bachelor’s in Physics, Middlebury College Master’s degrees in Transportation, also Technology and Policy, MIT Since 2019, I have been working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.  My work […]

Parenting with Music

Toddler Music Learning Parenting with music?    You might be wondering what you can do to support your young child’s learning. Our answer? Sing with them! (Seriously. That’s it.) Like everything we do with our Music Together® program, the suggestion is rooted in research. Let’s take a look behind the scenes and explore how parenting […]

31 Years as Executive Director

In the News: 31 Years Thanks to Worcester’s Telegram & Gazette, Richard Duckett author, for telling the story. “She applied to be a flute teacher, now Sarah [Harrison] Smongeski is retiring after 31 years as executive director of Pakachoag Music School.” Read MORE

ED Retirement Announced

School Board Announces Retirement of Long-Time Executive Director Sarah Smongeski Steps Down June 1, 2023 Following 30 Years of Service Pakachoag Music School’s Board of Directors would like to announce that Sarah Smongeski will retire as Executive Director of Pakachoag Music School effective June 1, 2023. A successor is anticipated to be named later in […]

Music Matters Spring 2023

April 27, 2023 100 children learning and growing in big and small ways, through music. For a second year, we are reaching an additional 100 plus children through free and low cost after-school music instruction thanks to the support of donors and grantors.   Music Matters includes partner based, off-site instruction and financial aid for […]

A Special Gift

Campaign 40: A Special Thank You April 24, 2023 Last week, we received a special gift for the School’s 40th Anniversary GRAND Campaign. The gift, made by former Pakachoag parent Susan Renihan in memory of husband Michael Renihan of Auburn, is actually the gift that put us at goal. Sue and Mike had six children […]

The 40th Campaign Spring Update

April 26, 2023 Dear Donors, Grantors and School Friends, Thank you so much for your support of Pakachoag’s 40th Anniversary GRAND Campaign.  We are excited to share that as of last week, we reached our $240,000 Campaign goal!  Reaching our goal has taken the collective participation of School friends, families and grantors over a span of roughly […]