Office Hours
Monday through Friday:10:00 am to 7:30 pm.
Saturdays:11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Sundays:Closed. Please leave a message.

Holidays - The office will be closed for business on the following days:
A) January 1st
B) Presidents Day (Monday)
C) Memorial Day
D) July 4th
E) Labor Day
F) Thanksgiving Day
G) December 25th

If you wish to have a lesson on one of the stated holidays please call the office for details.

Nassau / Suffolk Pricing
$34 per ½ hour regular rate
$46 per ¾ hour regular rate
$60 per hour regular rate

Special 1 month introductory rate for new students:
$29 per ½ hour
$39 per ¾ hour
$51 per hour
NYC Pricing
$35 per ½ hour regular rate
$50 per ¾ hour regular rate
$70 per hour regular rate

Special 1 month introductory rate for new students:
$30 per ½ hour
$42 per ¾ hour
$60 per hour

Introductory rates may be paid on a weekly basis for the first 4 weeks. After that, monthly payments are due in full on the first day of each month for services that are provided for the month (i.e. $34 x 4 = $136 for half hour lessons).

A security deposit for the full amount of one (1) lesson at the regular rate is due at the time of the first lesson, in addition to the first lesson fee (i.e. deposit $34.00 + intro $29.00 = $63.00 for a half hour lesson).

Method of payments are by Credit Cards , E checks

Our Business does not coincide with a school calendar

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In order to avoid billing errors it is in a Clients best interest and responsibility to call the office if they will be out on vacation or not able to attend any future lesson(s) Please do not contact the instructor for cancellations.

You Must contact the office directly for all cancellations at 631 476 8946. Please leave a message if you are not able to contact anyone at our office. We do not Accept Emails , Text Messaging as a valid way to cancel lessons.

Late Cancellations

We offer 1 late cancellation per calendar year providing a client has taken a minimum of 26 lessons. If you would like to cancel or reschedule a lesson you must do so before 7.00 pm the day before. If a client fails to notify the office before 7.00 pm a charge for the full amount of the lesson will result.

All instructors receive one complimentary late cancellation per calendar year, thereafter if an instructor fails to notify the office 24 hours in advance, they must give that particular client or clients a free lesson the following week.

It is The Clients Responsibility to make sure there is an Adult or Parent present (on premises) for all lessons. If an Adult or Parent is not present our instructor will not be able to teach that particular lesson and you must pay for that lesson.

Discounts are offered for any extended lesson times over one hour.

Students who refer new customers will receive a free lesson. Call the office at 631-476-8946 for details.

Extreme Weather: In the event of inclement weather such as snow, hurricanes or other comparable conditions, the company reserves the right to cancel lessons without any financial obligation to the students. In this situation a client may deduct the amount from the following monthly bill or can choose to have a make up.

Withdrawal: In the event a student elects not to continue lessons and notifies the office within a 24 hour time period, we will refund any balance and deposit for remaining lessons. We respectfully urge our clients to provide two weeks advance notification of withdrawal.

Post Recital News 2014
We want to thank all of our awesome students who gave 110% for their performances, as well as the great parents and families, and our wonderful staff. Please Go To Our Events Section for The Full Story

Recital Announcement 2014
String Sound Studios will hold our annual student recital on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, from 12:00pm until 6:30pm at the Setauket Neighborhood House, located at 95 Main Street, East Setauket NY, 11733.

For more information, please visit and click on EVENTS (in the guitar fretboard sidebar). There you can read the full announcement, download the application form, and find directions. If you have further questions, please use our new feedback form, or call us at (631)476-8946. The deadline to sign up is May 16th, 2014.

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Ensembles anyone
In addition to our in-home lessons, we are now offering group-playing opportunities at our Setauket studio! These ensembles are primarily for guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums, and vocalists, but All instruments are welcome including brass and woodwind players. We also offer guitar and string ensembles for those interested. Our curriculum is based mainly on Rock, Jazz, and Blues music, and in addition to performance focuses on improvisation, ear training, theory, rhythmic sense, and score reading.

Our goals are to provide a group-performance setting—we will provide performance opportunities!—encourage teamwork, instill confidence, and create well-rounded musicians. We use music software in addition to free recordings, notebooks, and musical scores. String Sound Studios t-shirts are also provided. Our ensembles are taught by experienced music professionals.

Bands are grouped by ability level (basic, novice, intermediate, advanced), but members are encouraged to name their individual groups ( i.e. “American Garage” ). As these ensembles are supplemental to school music programs and private lessons, we encourage at least some experience on your instrument, including reading music.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please call us at 631-476-8946 to schedule an appointment to come down and see a rehearsal.

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