Meet the founders of the Long Island Studio Of Music


Jennifer Barsamian

Co-Founder of the Long Island Studio Of Music


Jennifer Toohey

Co-Founder of the Long Island Studio of Music



Music has been our passion since childhood.

We are both from Long Island, and met while singing together at the Utah Festival Opera in 2006. Since then, we have become best friends, and have collaborated as performers and as teachers of music. We are professional opera singers, teachers of voice and piano, and have taught for over 20 years.

In addition to performing, we are passionate about  the teaching process, and have developed a music school of exceptional music students taught by an outstanding music faculty. We have proudly musically groomed many young singers and pianists to receive outstanding NYSSMA scores, as well as go on to prestigious Music Colleges and Conservatories! Not only are we attracting more and more students, but we have learned is that our students really love the convenience we offer by teaching them in their homes.

Hence our idea was born: The Long Island Studio of Music!

‘LISM has far exceeded our expectations as a music school for our boys. Our teacher is patient, compassionate, knowledgeable and the children love their teacher. She was exactly the perfect match for us. The music making in our home is always a joy to hear!’
— Kathy L., Floral Park

What We Do

The Long Island Studio of Music offers quality private music instruction to students of all ages on Long Island throughout both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

We provide quality training to aspiring and established musicians with the utmost integrity. Lessons are taught by highly qualified music teachers on all instruments in the privacy, comfort and convenience of your home. Our faculty are invested in the student’s artistic and professional growth and are always striving to inspire students to love, play and create music. 

Our teaching artists will design a learning plan to meet the needs of any student, no matter what age or skill level!  All of our faculty have been carefully selected, have attended an advanced music program at a top university or conservatory and is highly regarded as a teacher and performer of their instrument. In addition, all of our teachers have undergone background checks for your peace of mind. 

The Long Island Studio of Music is committed to inspiring passion, creativity, and a deeper enjoyment of music in students of all ages and skill levels. We also work with adults of all ages. You’re never too old to try something new or rekindle your passion for music!

We are committed to inspiring our students with exciting new music to learn throughout the semester, and recitals during year that they can perform on. We are experts in NYSSMA® preparation! Our students continue to earn high scores year after year! We also offer college audition preparation for our students and many of our students have been accepted to top universities and conservatories! 

Getting started with music lessons might feel like an overwhelming challenge, but we make the experience a simple and enjoyable one. Contact us today to get started!

I like how after lessons, my growth as a singer and a student is visible to me. The progress keeps me motivated. This helps me to develop confidence in myself as a singer.
— Laura G., voice student, Franklin Square