As we look ahead, beyond this very abnormal year, we’ve been busy planning for how we can welcome new students and others in the community to experience music with Pakachoag.
The new Faces of Pakachoag photo display adds splashes of color to the stairwell between the second and third floors at 10 Irving Street and greets visitors with a sampling of who we are today.
The display is one of several activities underway to create a greater sense of community for enrolled families. Or, if you are not currently enrolled, we’re hoping the display will inspire you to consider Pakachoag as your home for music learning and enjoyment.
Are these faces ‘typical’ Pakachoag students?
Actually, there is no typical Pakachoag student – only someone who enjoys music and wants to learn, or for our younger early childhood children, families who wish to nurture their child’s natural music ability.
Because lessons and classes happen once each week, enrolled families, as well as visitors, do not always see the many faces of Pakachoag that rotate through our home site and satellites each week.
Our Faces of Pakachoag are every age – from baby to senior citizen. We have different colors of skin, hair, eyes, and height; different instruments played; different stages of growth and levels of accomplishment (which you can sometimes see by how a student is ‘attached’ to their instrument).
Many thanks to Target of Worcester, Westborough and Millbury. Together, those stores donated the frames and printing services needed to put the display in place.
If you do not currently come in for lessons, please feel free to email Sarah@pakmusic.org to arrange for a tour and you can see the display in-person!
Other Ways You can Get to Know Us
Other activities underway for getting to know us better include:
- The new in 2019 Faculty Feature video series and
- The Student Spotlight effort.
The videos and spotlights are posted roughly every month or two.
Where We’re Going With All This…
Wrapped within these efforts and our goal for growth is a commitment to finding ways to ease access to after-school music enrichment for all in the Greater Worcester community.
That commitment is in part because statistics show access to quality arts instruction is not equal, with disparities tied to income, race and ethnicity, and geography. Search/google ‘Arts Equity 2020’, ‘Gaps in access to after-school high quality arts programming’, ‘Supporting student success in after-school programs’ and you’ll get the picture.
If you are an enrolled student in any program and would like to have your photo included in the display, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you on the wait-list for when we begin to rotate some of the photos. We’ll rotate roughly every 9 to 12 months.