Lakofsky Studio Title

Elissa and Philip Lakofsky
19401 NE 18th Place
North Miami Beach, FL 33179
(305) 705-0587

Skylake residents Elissa and Philip Lakofsky will be offering group piano and guitar lessons to local students during the summer. Classes will be small (maximum of 5 students) and will be held in the late afternoons and evenings twice a week and scheduled depending on the responses we receive. Private hourly lessons in flute, guitar, piano and cello are also available on request.

Elissa has served as the Music Instructor at Jacobson Sinai Academy and has been a Music Specialist at Camp Sol Taplin at the JCC for many years. She is currently the Flute Professor at Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and Barry University. She is a vocal soloist at Plymouth Congregational Church in Coconut Grove and the Choir Director at Temple Kol Ami in Plantation. She is a certified Suzuki instructor in both flute and piano and has served as Principal Flutist of the Florida Grand Opera, the Miami City Ballet, the Florida Classical Orchestra and the Florida Sunshine Pops. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.

Philip is the Music Director at Aventura City of Excellence School and a member of the cello section of the Miami City Ballet Orchestra. He was a long-time member of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and has been on the music faculty at Broward College and the summer faculties of Camp Simcha (at Temple Beth Torah) and Camp Sol Taplin (at the JCC). He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Southern California.

For information about our summer offerings, please contact us at 305.705.0587 or email us at