Here, you can find information on Summer Session Registration and Summer Program Policies. This includes group classes, camps, and workshops, with registration starting March 2, 2022. We also provide information here on how to register for summer private lessons starting in late April / May.
For lessons, a teacher’s status will be confirmed on the registration form.
Mask requirements, hand sanitizing, distancing and other safety controls will be reviewed as we move toward the summer, taking into consideration state and local health guidelines and teacher health status.
A Release of Liability COVID form may be requested in advance of your summer start date if not already on file.
In the event that public health guidelines revert to tighter controls, we will review the status of in-person classes and lessons, and provide an alternative online option if needed and if available. 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 the School changes the status of a program from in-person to online.
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 or credit student absences for any summer program – group class or private lesson.
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, an inside or 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.
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 not currently providing waiting spaces but will review options as we move into the summer session. We encourage families to consider a close-by park visit if you are not expected to attend your child’s scheduled 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 the student to enter their 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.
We 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.