History of Farmingdale Music Center

Having inherited his boyhood home at 135 Main St,

he converted it to Farmingdale Music Center in 1945.

Al’s son Frank graduated valedictorian of his class at Five Towns College in 1977 and with his Degree in Musical Instrument Technology, launched the on-premise repair facility.


He took over the business in 1982 when Al officially retired.   Over the past 40 years, Frank has honed his professional skills to become an expert in his craft. 


Frank was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1992 at Five Towns College for his outstanding achievements in the field of Music, Education and Business.

Frank and his wife Valerie are proud to run the oldest family run music store on Long Island and are thankful for the support of their loyal customers and the community.  Children who took lessons at the Farmingdale Music Center now bring their children and grandchildren for lessons; and that is a good feeling.

Al peacefully passed away on December 14, 2014 at 96 years of age leaving behind a legacy of the joy of music performance to many.


July 8, 1918 - December 14, 2014

The LiCausi family moved to 135 Main Street, Farmingdale from Manhattan in 1923 when Al LiCausi was four years old. 

Alfred LiCausi attended local schools, graduated from Potsdam Teachers College and taught at the Bethpage School District for five years. 

Right from High School Al played accordion and piano professionally.

The LiCausi Family wants to thank each one of you for your many years of patronage!

Frank 1960

hours:   Tues. 12-8      Wed. 12-6      Thurs. 12-8      Fri. 12-6      Sat. 9-3

135 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735   516-249-0885

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Get to know us better through this short five minute interview of Valerie and Frank by Fios 1’s Eric Alfredo.