Established in 1956
Family Melody was established by Irving Rosen in 1956 as Patchogue Music Center. Mr. Irving Rosen had been the manager of Supreme Radio Service. Supreme Radio Service was a record music, and radio photography store, established in 1946. His son Joseph Rosen and his partner Sandra McNeil took over the business and transformed it into the Family Melody Center you see today. In 1990, when Sandra retired and Joseph decided to begin playing the clarinet professionally, Kathleen A. Zguris took over as the general manager.
One of the Oldest
Family Melody Center is one of the oldest and most successful music stores on Long Island, being in business for over 63 years! Family Melody Center has become the biggest music retailer on Long Island. The Store attributes its success to its strong ethical values. Family Melody focuses on caring personal service, providing quality merchandise, and keeping a long family tradition of hiring friendly, knowledgeable employees, some who have been with the company for years!
The Future of Music
The Future of Music Starts Here!
Family Melody Center prides itself in carrying the latest accessories, and large stock of brand name Instruments in hopes of continuing to serve the greater Patchogue area and rest of the Island for many, many years.
Joseph & Sandra
Meet the Founders
Joseph Rosen took over the business from his father in 1966 after graduating from SUNY Potsdam and teaching in public schools for 4 years. He is retired, currently living in NYC with his wife, Christina, and is an active member of the musical social scene in the city. He now dedicates his time to sponsoring musicians, and helping them further their careers in the music industry.
Meet the Founders
Sandra McNeil took over the business with Joseph in 1966 after graduating from SUNY Potsdam with a Bachelor of Arts in music education and teaching in public schools for a number of years. After retiring in 1990, Sandra spends her time bird watching, skiing, and traveling the world. She is an accomplished race car driver and competes in tournaments across United States.
Kathleen A Zguris
Meet the Owner
When Sandra McNeil retired, and Joseph Rosen began performing on the clarinet again in 1990, the store was sold and Kathleen Masem- Zguris, who had been with the company since 1973, became a partner, and currently runs all aspects of the business.
In 2019 Kathleen acquired complete ownership of Family Melody Center. Kathleen spends most of her hours, visiting Long Island School Accounts, Supervising a Large Quality Music Lesson Program, and Staff of over 20 people.
Kathleen is a graduate of Patchogue-Medford High school. She received a Bachelor Degree from Suffolk County Community College. Kathleen has been awarded as a Recipient for Excellence in Business by the Town of Brookhaven. She is described as, "An Outstanding Business Woman with Unquestionable Integrity, Commitment to her Customers, and Devotion to her Community."
Family Melody prides itself on being apart of its Patchogue community along with other various musical groups on Long Island such as:
GREATER PATCHOGUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
NDWF MONDAY NIGHT BAND
WEST ISLIP ORCHESTRA
NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY BAND
ATLANTIC WINDS COMMUNITY BAND
We’d love to hear from you!
77 S. Ocean Ave | Patchogue, NY | 11772 |
Tel: 631-475-3210 |