About Us

A non-profit dedicated to connecting the Classical Music Community

Who We Are

The Legato Foundation was founded to create connections between classical music and the diverse communities throughout Long Island.

Our mission is to curate, develop, and promote classical music by supporting the next generation of artists, as well as provide the best quality instruction to the public.

Through education, guidance, and a love for classical music, the Legato Foundation wants to connect with you!

What We Do

The Legato Foundation leverages a team of individuals and businesses to create programs for musicians at all stages of their career.

Beginning musicians are able to access our stable of private music teachers and group lessons through the Long Island Guitar Project

Professional musicians have access to our networking opportunities, development, and career management services.

Amateur musicians can collaborate with others in programs such as our Long Island Guitar Orchestra, while also having opportunities to perform in solo and group recitals, as well as master classes with world-class artists.

Legato Board of Directors


Christopher Gotzen-Berg

Vice President

Paul Little


Nick Spiliotis

Members At-Large

Jonathan Kirchner
Mike Rudes

Legato Advisors

Jo-Ann Hertzman, Sue Rassekh, and Sal Somma

A Special Thank You

Grace Episcopal Church

23 Cedar Shore Drive
Massapequa, New York 11758

Five Towns College

305 North Service Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746