Meet our Faculty
One of the reasons our students say they love Pakachoag is because of the special connections they develop with their teachers.
Our faculty are all experts in their assigned area of instruction. Many of our teachers are active performers, as well as caring teachers. When working on student placement we will take time to understand your needs, and will work with you to find the best placement.
Whether you are the parent or caregiver for a child or teen, or an adult; a beginner or heading toward a conservatory degree, our team of over 30 faculty members will work with you to support your learning goals.
Piano, Pipe Organ, Keyboard,
Electric Piano, Accordion, Harp
Janeen Baker, Piano
Leonardo Ciampa, Piano
Susan Page Howland, Harp:
Lever Harp, Pedal Harp.
Kamilla Isanbaeva Irving, Piano
Inna Muravnik, Piano
William Ness, Organ
Elizabeth (Becky) Noone, Piano
Sarah Okerlund, Keyboard Classes
Sam Politz, Jazz Piano
Debby Sedgwick, Piano (Worcester & W. Boylston)
Curtis Smith, Piano
Luis Torres, Piano (also Violin / Viola)
Deborah Cole, French Horn
Jung-Yi Alice Hsieh Daugherty, Flute / Fife / Piccolo
Jared Field, Clarinet / Saxophone
William Ness, Pipe Organ
Sarah Harrison Smongeski, Flute / Recorder
Christon Carney, Voice (Classical, Opera, Musical Theater, Folk)
Myoung Han, Voice (Pop, country, musical theater, classical, folk, opera, pop, R&B, blues, gospel, jazz, and soul). Also available for combined piano/vocal instruction.
Silvia Irving, Voice (Musical Theater, Classical, Opera, Folk)
Brenda Lau, Songwriting / Voice.
Julie Holston, Music Together (Auburn, W. Boylston, Sturbridge, Sterling, Worcester at Emanuel Lutheran)
Linnea Lyerly, Music Together (Auburn, Hanover Theater)
Marilyn Butler, Violin / Suzuki Violin (Worcester & W. Boylston)
Jeff Dostal, Upright Bass (String Bass)
Laurie Knorr, Violin / Suzuki Violin (Worcester & W. Boylston)
Amy Matherly, Violin / Suzuki Violin; Suzuki Program Coordinator (Worcester & W. Boylston)
Sheila Reid, Violin / Viola (Worcester & West Boylston)
David Siegel, Violin
Luis Torres, Violin / Viola / Piano
Strings: Guitar, Ukulele, Sitar, Harp
Jeff Dostal, Guitar, Bass Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Pop)
Susan Page Howland, Harp – lever harp; 8 week blocks of lessons available. Pedal harp information available upon request.
Michael Stubblefield, Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Pop); Ukelele; Music Composition
Usha Verma, Sitar (Classical Indian)
Bellaloraine Carey-Hicks, Quinsigmond Theatrical Youth Company
- Sarah Smongeski, Executive Director (Through May 2023)
- Kristjon Imperio, Director of Programs & Community Engagement
- Amy Matherly, Suzuki Program Coordinator
Here, we recognize faculty members who served for a decade or longer before retiring from Pakachoag. They remain part of our Pakachoag family.
- Jonathan Clark, Trumpet
- Dr. Maxim Korn, Violin
- Dr. Lea Lucia Lipner, Piano
- Mary Anne Slack, Early Childhood / Music Together