The sole vision of Richmond Music Center is developed out of specialization, creativity, and uniqueness. Programs evolved to micro niche focus on key areas of expertise: Music Education, Music Performance, Music Therapy, and Musical Instruments. We come together to embrace the sprit of the people in the community through music. Music encourages working together in good sprits. Music also improves the quality of our lives by helping us live more enriched, healthier and happier lives. The very spirit of Richmond Music Center is life as music.

Studies have proven music to sustain and enhance wellness and lessen harmful effects of disease. There are clear health, mind, body, and spritual benefits to music making. research has proven that music students do better in all academic areas & have well-rounded personalities.

Our services are qualitative, focusing on helping our clients realize their fullest musical potential. Through genuine care, understanding, education, and flexibility we are able to embrace the best in our constituence. Richmond Music Center founder Joseph Piccinnini, MA, CMT, LCAT holds master & bachelor's degrees from NY University. He currently assists classes at NYU in the Music therapy graduate program, Board of Directors & steering commitee for the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine at Beth Isreal Medical Center. Joseph is also a consultant for the Nordoff-Robbins center for music therapy ay NYU.
​The Center’s goal has been, and reputation has established, the reliability and efficiency, as well as the kindness and courteousness of its staff.

The Centers’ specialties include
  • music education
  • music therapy
  • music performance
  • Equipment and instrument sales as well as repair and service

Annual Student recitals are the highlight of our year.  Performing at the legendary Carnegie Hall is one of the most memorable moments in the lives of the students.  Seeing the progress of the students and watching the results as they perform always overwhelm their teachers and parents.  
  • NYU Music Masters Graduate Director
  • All of our teachers have their masters degree in music or they are professionals.
  • Serving the Staten Island Community since 1989
  • Insurance Reimbursement
  • Affordable rates
  • NY State Licensed Programs


Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed October 9, 2005 in the city of New York as
Richmond Music Center Day!  This honor came as a result of providing music lovers with instruments, instruction, and inspiration needed to fulfill their goals. We celebrated our 15th year of student recitals at
Carnegie Hall!
Community Appreciation
Article in Staten Island Advance showcases the benefits of RMC Music Therapy Programs
Why Choose Richmond Music Center?
The USA and Congress recognizes Richmond Music Center for outstanding
Music Education / Therapy programs to the community. 
We have received awards, proclamations, cerificates and honors from:
Congressman Vito Fosella
Elliot Spitzer
George Pataki
Michael Bloomberg
James Molinaro
Andrew Lanza
  1. NAMM
    25 years of valuable contributions to music making.
  2. New York City Council
    New York City Council
    Cerificate of Recognition 2014
  3. Borough Pres. J. Oddo
    Borough Pres. J. Oddo
    ... proclaimed 10/5/2014 as Richmond Music Center Day!
  4. New York State Senate
    New York State Senate
    Honoring RMC for 25 years of service to the community
  1. Barbara Hesser, Director NYU Music Therapy Department
    I have known Joe throughout many parts of his career development. I met Joe when he was a drummer on the road and hopefully helped while he develped as a music therapist. I knew him as a clinician and now as head of Richmond Music Center. All these experiences have made Joe the caring humane businessman he is. Joe assists me in providing the best quality instruments for the graduate NYU program.
  2. Clive Robbins, Nordoff and Robbins Music Therapy Clinic
    "Ever since the clinic's program started, Joe Piccinnini has provided us with his knowlege of musical instruments and his advice. I cannot say how very helpful Joe has been, apart from the immediate service, just a phone call away, we have received the benefit of prices that have eased the strain on our often limited budgets. Thank you Joe!"
  3. Glen Schwenker, guitar student
    I have been trying to teach myself to play the guitar, on and off since I was 22 years old. At 65 years of age, I decided to take lessons at Richmond Music Center. My teacher, Jimmie Mack, was my sons teacher over 20 years ago. I am very happy that I am finally learning to play.