Liconservatory LISMA — FRAUD, SCAM
This place claimes that is is an accredited music college through an affiliation with SUNY Old Westbury. It has been accepting students for under grad. and GRAD. students for Master Degree and Music Therapy courses as well. The truth is, their so called affiliation is nothing but an on-going business deal for the past 6 yrs. and w.o. any promise or gurantee that it will work out. If it does not work out, the students who has been paying tuition for yrs. are left with nothing. The Scam of it all is that they do not let the students know about these complications, and hide such facts unless questioned. When questioned, they make it seem like the business deal is almost done and will be successful. They've been saying the same thing for the past 5 yrs. I swear~!!! 95% of the faculty can not speak english. i mean, they say music itself is an universal language, but students can not understand the things coming out of their professor's mouths!! Most speak only Russian and Korean. The president of the 'institute' is a barbarian. She carries around the newest LV bags but starts throwing temper tentrums in the middle of hallways, barge into classrooms and start cursing at students and teachers for no reason. 80% of the people who work there quit after 2 weeks because she's so psycho. She even holds pay checks to screw over teachers.
Except for 5 pianos, other 8 of them or so are pianos worth less then $200. And she doesn't even tune the pianos to save money, seriously, this woman is unbelievably cheap. During summer school, she carges students $7 per day for lunch. She orders 2 chinese lomains and give a pinch to each students. Or order one of those dollar quesadillas from subways for each student. This isnt a college, this is an after school institution. The class rooms are tiny and during winter she wont raise the heat beyond 67 degrees and during summer, she puts in fans in unventilated rooms. Everything about this place is a fraud. I'm talking institution itself, faculty, the president, the affiliation, tuition, tests, scholarships, competitions, etc. They have an annual music competition called LISMA competition. LISMA is actually a non profit foundation created by president kim min sun of liconservatory. She actually chose the winner for this yr.'s competition ( a new incoming college student she had already offered full scholarship to) before the competitors even applied. Who won? of course, that student she offered full scholarship to, so that she would not have to give prize money to another person, which would have made her spend more money. Her two kids won the competition too. EVERYTHING about this place, college, grad school, after school, music school, summer school is a fraud scam. Even after so many litigations, she doesn't learn, president kim. Music therapy course? the entire 4 yrs is taught by one man. not one graduated yet. why? because no where else will they accept the students of LIC for music therapy internship because it's an unaccredited school.
Do not work there, or attend that place. it's unbelievable.