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Music lessons at Laconia Music

Laconia Music was founded in 1960 with the mission to provide the highest quality service to the music education community.
In 1993 the Music Studios at Laconia Music opened. We offer Individual private lessons in our 6 modern air-conditioned studios.
Students are encouraged to participate in our annual recitals and are on occasion given the opportunity to perform at other events.
Private lessons are taught in an environment of patience and encouragement. We strongly believe that in order to succeed a child must enjoy his or her musical training.
Great care is taken to match the personality and skill level of the student to the teacher.
Our goal is to help our students integrate music into their lives whether it is through a career in music or an enhanced appreciation of music in the future.


Joe Mignanelli - Drums. Joe joined the Laconia staff in 1998. Joe was the band director at Martin Van Buren HS Joe currently Teaches at Suffolk BOCES

Chris Joyal - Violin Viola Piano. Chris is a graduate of The Aaron Copeland school of music . Chris is an accomplished Violin and violist and a busy freelancer

Kate Goddard - Brass, Orchestral strings,Piano. Kate is an accomplished French horn player and violinist. She is a busy duel instrumentalist working throughout the metropolitan area

Taylor Peterson - Brass- Taylor is a Masters student at SUNY Stony BrookTaylor, a native of South Dakota plays with many local performing groups

Susan Guidone - Woodwinds. Sue is a graduate of Ithaca College and earned a Masters degree at Montclair State College.

Monica Fox - Violin,Viola Piano,
Monica is a degree candidate at the CUNY Aaron Copeland school of music. Monica joined Laconia's staff in 2018. Monica is a gifted instrumentalist and teacher

Noah Dreiblat - Woodwinds, Noah joined the Laconia staff in 2009. Noah is graduate of SUNY Geneseo and is a busy freelance sax, flute, clarinet player in the New York area.Noah tours the world with the fusion group Karaktura.

James Shephard - Drums, Piano James joined Laconia's staff in 2008. James is a freelance drummer and percussion designer. Inventor of the Rimriser sidestick technique enhancer, Stick matchers and several other products sold worldwide

Ebin Sammuel - Guitar, Bass Guitar,Piano- Courtney Has recorded 2 CD's and performs regularly around Long Island. He is a student of Bill Zito

Greg Guter - Guitar, Bass-Piano Greg is a graduate of Molloy College. He is a talented Guitar and Bassist.

Lesson Policies

Laconia Music offers weekly ½ hour private lessons in our modern air-conditioned studios.

The monthly tuition is currently $116.00. Individual private lessons when available are $30.00 each
Lessons are scheduled by the full month.

The monthly tuition includes, 4 weekly half hour time slots for your lessons. The student is responsible for attendance during these time slots.

Prior notice of absence is a courtesy. However, it does not eliminate your financial responsibility for the lesson.
Lesson fees are due at the first lesson of each month.

When a student cannot attend a lesson make up lessons can sometimes be arranged(only when your teacher has another cancellation). We ask that you alert us, as far in advance as possible when you will be absent.

Make up lessons will be scheduled if a teacher cancels or if Laconia Music is closed due to weather or a holiday. If no make up is possible under these circumstances, the lesson will be credited.

Four times a year there will be a 5th week in the month. The lesson in this week is a bonus for those with perfect attendance or can be considered a make up when lessons have been missed due to student’s absence. No make up is available for this bonus lesson.

New students are required to place a payment of the first and last months fee at enrollment. The student may discontinue at any time understanding that the final months fee has been paid in advance and is not refundable if proper notice is not given in writing. Proper notice Is considered to be 4 weeks notice before final lesson.

Contact Us

  • Laconia Music Center Inc.
    410 Jericho Turnpike
    New Hyde Park , New York, 11040
    Call us now: 516-352-4070
    Fax: 516-775-2466

About Laconia Music Center

Laconia Music is Long Island's Premiere destination for the rental of band and orchestral instruments. With an inventory of over 8000 quality American and European instruments Laconia Music maintains the largest and newest selection of rental instrument.