Lagond Music Named Best Music School 2012 by Westchester Magazine

Elmsford, New York (PRBuzz) June 26, 2012 -- Lagond Music, located in the Westchester County town of Elmsford, and one of New York's premier music schools, is proud to announce they have been named Best Music School of 2012 by Westchester Magazine.

According to the magazine's editors, who offer "Best Of" awards in several categories, "This Elmsford-based school is known throughout Westchester, since many students use it as a launching pad before going on to prestigious conservatories. Focusing on contemporary musical styles like rock, funk, Latin, and jazz, the school takes a creative approach to music education. It applies the same rigor that is used in classical training, but aims it toward a contemporary environment. Students work hard, but develop a strong passion while at the school. And that's music to most parents' ears."

Lagond Music, founded by renowned saxophonist Charlie Lagond in 2003, has created an innovative and dynamic approach to music education; teaching contemporary music with the same rigor traditionally applied to classical training. This regimen, along with their parallel focus on live performance, promotes excellence of discipline, expression, commitment and achievement in their students. These experiences not only help Lagond students achieve their full creative potential, but are equally influential in their academic success and social achievements.

Lagond students regularly move on to top universities as well as prestigious music conservatories. As evidence of their students' successes, the class of 2010 generated over $880,000 in music scholarships, and over $900,000 in academic scholarships. Several of their students have been chosen to perform in the annual Grammy® Awards High School bands, along with numerous other musical accolades.

With a focus on contemporary musical styles (jazz, Latin, funk, rock, singer/songwriters - encompassing all instruments and voice), frequent live performances, and a dedicated, hands-on, conservatory college prep program, Lagond Music works to bring out the best in their students' personal and creative potential.

For more information contact:
Rosanne Lana
Lagond Music
9 Haven Street
Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 345-0512

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