Where is PAC?

PAC is located on the ground level of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, at 3 Maple Street, in Framingham, MA. Park in the church lot and look for the PAC signs. Enter through the door at the bottom of the stairs.

How do I schedule a private lesson for my child?
Private lessons are arranged with the PAC office. When you call, we will ask about the student’s age, level of experience, and schedule in order to match the student with an appropriate instructor. Every effort will be made to accommodate both new and continuing students. We usually recommend starting with a 30-minute consultation with the teacher. The cost for the consultation is $36.

Should I purchase tickets in advance for performances?
Reserving seats for featured performances is always advisable. There is often a discount for tickets purchased in advance.  Tickets can be reserved by calling the PAC office at 508 875-5554, or usually purchased online.

How old should my child be to sign up?
Instruction in instruments such as piano and violin generally begins in first or second grade. Some students may be ready to start earlier than first grade – this can be determined through a consultation with the teacher. Older students – including adults – are always welcomed. Private vocal instruction generally begins at age 12. Classes in dance and drama may begin in pre-school. Check our brochure for more information.

Are there opportunities for students to advance in their specific discipline?
PAC offers small group ensembles, collaborations and performance opportunities. Programs are tailored to individual student’s needs.

How can I volunteer to help PAC’s mission?
PAC is always looking for volunteers to help with box office, technical theater positions, special events, office work and fundraising. Call us to learn more about these opportunities for community service.

What about PAC school policies?
Policies regarding payment, missed classes, refunds and our student code of conduct are detailed on the Private Lessons page. These represent fair and equitable treatment for all citizens regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, age, disability and economic means.

Does PAC offer financial aid or scholarships?
PAC occassionally offers some financial assistance based on need. Work-study positions may also be available. Call PAC’s office for more information on both of these programs.