Who We Are

We are a group of parent volunteers elected to represent the interests of Music Studio families to the LaGuardia Parents Association (PA) and to LaGuardia’s Music Department, and the opportunities and requirements of LaGuardia’s Music Department to families. Our goals are to support our Vocal and Instrumental students, and to assist in the school’s mission to educate and inspire our young musicians. We also provide financial support for Music Department needs. Please join us in supporting the unique talents of our children! Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or would like to get involved.




Dates For Your Calendar!




 News from the Music Studio

Whether you're a new or returning family of an Instrumental or Vocal student, we're excited to share this school year with you at LaGuardia Arts HS, where formative learning experiences, exceptional performance opportunities, and boundless personal growth create unique harmonies. TO BE IN THE KNOW about your teenager's LaG life—classes, practices/rehearsals, clubs, sports, concerts/shows, the wider LaG Arts community and more—we're here to help with monthly Music Studio meetings and weekly Music Monday newsletters. Instrumental Co-Reps: Anne Gregorio and Nan Hawley; Vocal Co-Reps: Michael Capasso and Marcee Smith


IMPORTANT: Join our PA directory ASAP and OPT IN to receive the info you need. BOTH parents/guardians AND students can OPT IN, which helps to ensure that you and your student(s) won't miss a beat! Much information shared through Music Monday newsletters benefits students, and allowing them direct access to that information empowers them to take responsibility for their LaG experience.

Prior Updates 

Music Monday 10.11.21

Music Monday 10.4.21

Music Monday 9.27.21

Music Monday 9.20.21

Music Monday 9.13.21 


Music Studio Merchandise

Purchase Music Studio Merchandise

Volunteer & Donate

How can you help?

Donate to the Music Studio 


Lag Music Curriculum

Vocal Studio and Instrumental Studio course sequence for the 2021-2022 school year: 

2021-2022 LGA Music Course Sequence

Performance Groups

Music Studio PA Meeting Minutes

Music Studio minutes 9.14.21

Music Studio minutes 9.23.21

Recent Music Studio Performances

New Music Ensemble Virtual Winter Premier 2021

Gospel Chorus Virtual Winter Concert 2021


LaGuardia Senior Jazz Band 2020


LaGuardia Senior Chorus - Semi Annual Concert 2020


LaGuardia Senior Chorus 2021

Music Studio Department Contacts

Music Studio Assistant Principal
Benjamin Schott



Krystyna Berman
Kevin Blancq
Jonathan Bloomfield
David Blumenthal
Gary Fogel

Rocco Carbone
Joseph Meyers
Kimberly Roof
Valentina Shohdy



Robert Apostle
Jana Ballard
Jeanne Cascio
John Hamilton
Flora Kirou
Dawn Jones
Darryl Jordan
Jonah Piali
Mary Ann Swerdfeger

Music Studio Board

General Inquiries


2021-2022 Music Studio Board members


Vocal Reps
Marcee Smith
Michael Capasso


Instrumental Reps
Anne Gregorio

Nan Hawley





Corresponding Secretary

Rebecca Rent


Recording Secretary