Our School

Our School

Staten Island Music School is the school in Great Kills, Staten Island, New York, providing accordion lessons. We offer lessons all year long, are open six days a week from September 1st to June 30th, and have a slightly lighter schedule during the summer.

One of the Finest in the Country

Accordion instruction is one of our specialties. In addition to the private weekly lessons for accordion, piano, keyboard, and guitar, students also participate in band training. Bands participating in various competitions and festivals have labeled the Staten Island Music School as one of the finest in the country.

Achievements & Awards

Our students have participated in numerous state, regional, and national competitions and festivals and have won hundreds of trophies, medals, and certificates. They also participate in the Tri-State Music Festival in the spring and a National Festival in July. The Staten Island Music School has an annual recital at the end of June at a Staten Island location.

Experience That Counts

Mr. Frank J. Busso, the director of Staten Island Music School, has been teaching for more than 40 years. He has been President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the American Accordionists’ Association and he currently serves on its Board of Directors.

Frank possesses a master’s degree and currently teaches in the parochial school system on Staten Island. The rest of the highly qualified faculty members either have Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees, or are currently studying towards a degree.

The Busso Trio

The internationally known Busso Trio, comprised of Frank Busso, Sr., Frank Busso, Jr., and Christina Busso, stems from the Staten Island Music School. This unique accordion trio performs a wide array of music from classical, ethnic, accordion novelties to pop.