AUBURN, Mass. – Want to get your child away from the TV or computer and involved in a fun music program? Well, this winter is the perfect time to start a kid’s musical involvement in Auburn.
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester begins registration on Monday, Dec. 3, for its winter session of Music Together classes, which start on Monday, Jan. 7.
Located in Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St., the school will have weekly 45-minute classes for newborns to 5-year-olds who are accompanied by a parent, grandparent or caregiver. More than 15 classes will be offered, Monday through Saturday mornings and on Thursday afternoons.
A Music Together class is a “community of families sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.”
In addition, a new program this winter is “Music Together for Special Learners” for ages 5 to 10 (with and without special needs) on Mondays from 4 to 4:45 p.m.
Limited financial aid is available. For more information or to register, call 508-791-8159 or visit www.pakmusic.org.
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester is an independent, nonprofit community school for the arts that serves hundreds of students each year from Central Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Through grant-funded and partner-linked outreach programs, Pakachoag has channeled limited resources into creating opportunities for under-served and under-privileged families, ensuring that quality, fine arts instruction is available to all.
Thanksgiving Service at Pakachoag Church
The church, a member congregation of the United Church of Christ, is having a free festival of Thanksgiving music on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m.
Rev. Dennis Knight said the public should definitely come out to the “wonderful musical service,” which will have pieces for the Dobson organ, piano, violin, flute and voice.
“We’ll have professional-level musicians. The centerpiece instrument is our organ, and the concert hall is a great acoustic room,” Knight said. “If you’ve never been in the building and heard our organ, then this will be a great opportunity.”
The Thanksgiving service, being this year for the first time, will have chances for people to sing-along to seasonal hymns.