To our donors and friends:
Your support and investment during the 2016-2017 school year generously supported our music programs in the Boston area to serve more than 100 students in guitar and drumming lessons - and hundreds more through our website, performance and awards programs.
Throughout the year, Pavoh successfully engaged full classes at Boys and Girls Club sites in Dorchester, Watertown, Woburn and Waltham where the energy and enthusiasm for music resonated. Other accomplished young musicians played at venues and festivals in and around Boston. The 2017 Pavoh Music Award winner, Ava Suppelsa played at the All You Got Tour and the New England Music and Arts Festival - two new opportunities that have emerged for the youth music scene.
In October 2017, a turning point for the organization, I along with Pavoh’s board of directors, reflected on our accomplishments for youth while noting the many new opportunities that have emerged, offering an improved and nimble network for youth musicians. After much thought and discussion, we voted to officially close the organization and website pavoh.org at the end of this year having fulfilled our mission - “to provide young people with accessible music opportunities that drive artistic growth and empower self-expression.“
We are grateful to all of our musicians, teachers, donors, volunteers, sponsors, staff, partners and supporters of all kinds - and of course, our dedicated board of directors. It has been a rewarding and inspiring 5 years! Thank you!
Laura Lamere - Founder and President, Pavoh
Pavoh has met the needs of thousands of young people each on his or her own journey to self-expression and belonging through music - from the youngest guitar student to the most accomplished indie band member.