Elm Park Community School Making Music With Pakachoag Music School


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WORCESTER (WBZ NewsRadio) — A music teacher from Pakachoag Music School is striking a chord with fifth graders in an after-school program at Elm Park Community School.

Music teacher, Michael Stubblefield has been teaching students not just how to play the ukulele, but to tune the instrument since November thanks to a grant from the Worcester Arts Council and Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

"Our goals are really pretty simple, we wanted them to have fun, feel like they could be successful with music and hopefully spark an interest with music in the future," Executive Director of the Pakachoag Music School Sarah Smongeski said.

Students tell WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe they love the program.

"I'm really excited to be here," Jasiel, 10, said. "I grew up with music in the house, doing the ukulele is really good."

The ukulele isn't the only music program Pakachoag Music School brings to the elementary school. They put on a keyboard games program for first and second graders at the school on Wednesdays.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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