Laconia Music Center
410 Jericho Turnpike
 New Hyde Park, New York 11040
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

Jon Archer -Violin Viola,Guitar, electric bass Piano. Jon is a graduate of York College . Jon is an accomplished Violin and violist and keeps busy with Jazz and rock gigs around the area. Jon first started teaching at LMC in 2011

Vince Scuderi  Woodwinds,Piano. Vince is an accomplished Sax and Clarinet player and pianist.  Vince 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


Jake Kitchen  Violin,Viola Piano, 

Jake is a degree candidate at the CUNY Aaron Copeland school of music. Jake joined Laconia's staff in 2020. Jake 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

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.

 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.

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