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Covington School of Music

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Mandeville School of Music

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River Ridge School of Music & Dance

504.738.3050

 

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Brand New to Music Lessons or Dance Classes?

Unsure of Where to Start?

 

We understand that it can be difficult for beginners to feel like they are making an educated decision when ultimately choosing one school, teacher, or program over another.

 

It is for this reason that we've prepared two helpful articles so that you can find out what you need to know before getting started in music lessons or dance classes.

 

Read our articles entitled:

 

"Five Ways to Get the Most From Music Lessons"

and "Getting Started in Dance Classes"

 

Music & Dance Academy

Comparison Checklist

 

Variety of Music & Dance programs offered to students ages birth-adult in one location.

 

Largest & Most Qualified Music & Dance Faculty in New Orleans who LOVE to teach.

 

Proven track record of success with over 36 years of experience in the performing arts.

 

Lessons offered in many different styles that are fun and enjoyable!

 

Widest range of times available to fit your busy schedule.

 

Optional recitals and other performance opportunities so that your family and friends can share in your progress.

 

Outstanding customer service by our frontdesk staff so that our teachers focus only on teaching.

 

Professional facilities including iPads in the classroom to ensure the finest possible learning experience.

 

Original method books and materials custom written for our students published by the faculty via the Academy Press.

 

Free weekly music theory classes offered to all students either on campus or online via SKYPE.

Music Lessons and Dance Classes in New Orleans Louisiana

Are we the right music & dance school for you?

 

The Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts (Laapa) is the largest, private academy of music, dance, and the performing arts in the Greater New Orleans, Louisiana area with an active enrollment of over 900 students.

 

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There are many considerations to be made when selecting a school of music, school of dance, dance instructor, or a private music teacher.

 

We invite you to compare all programs, features, and options to see why we are Louisiana's number one choice for music lessons and dance classes.

 

At Laapa, we proudly offer music lessons for all ages, and in all styles at our three campuses in Mandeville, Covington, and New Orleans, LA. Our River Ridge School of Music & Dance campus, located in Harahan, just outside of New Orleans, additionally offers dance classes and instruction for children ages (walking - adult). Our schools serve students and parents from the surrounding communities of New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan, Mandeville, Covington, Hammond, Slidell, Madisonville, and Folsom, LA.

 

Why Do More Parents & Students Enroll with Laapa?

 

Piano, Voice, Singing, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Drum, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Composition, Music Theory, Preschool Music, Choir, Rock Band Classes, Jazz Band Classes, Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Zumba, and Musical Theatre Classes in one location!

 

We realize that our students and parents are busier today than ever. By offering the widest variety of music lessons and dance classes in the Greater New Orleans area, multiple family members can take lessons at the same time in different instruments and programs.

 

The most diverse & inspiring music & dance faculty in New Orleans.

 

We have over 40 faculty members on staff at Laapa. Our music faculty all hold a Bachelor of Music degree or higher and our dance faculty hold either a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or have equivalent professional experience. Our faculty members enjoy teaching students at all levels from beginning through advanced. We teach the songs, styles, and steps students are interested in learning! From classical, to rock/pop, jazz, blues, hip-hop, funk, christian, and more. Our teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal goals and helping you to achieve them in a manner that is FUN and ENJOYABLE. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching!

 

Large selection of music lesson times availabe - 6 days a week!


• 2:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

• 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday

• 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday

 

Over 36 years of Excellence in Performing Arts Education.


Originally founded in 1978, the Academy is now in its 36th year of providing students of all ages with a lifetime appreciation for music, dance, and the performing arts here in the Greater NOLA area. Every year, new studios open only to close a few years later. The Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts has a proven track record of offering only the finest classes in music, piano, guitar, voice, singing, violin, drum, dance, preschool, and more here in New Orleans, Louisiana with over 42,000 lessons provided year round!

 

The most technologically advanced and completely stocked lesson studios in New Orleans.


Our piano studios at Laapa are equipped with Yamaha, Steinway, Kawai, Young Chang, and select American made pianos. Our drum studios are equipped with Yamaha and Roland drum sets, and our guitar studios feature some of the latest amps with built in effects. Mirrors for vocalists are available in each vocal lessons studio, and all of our studios feature iPads with the latest music and dance apps for a thorough and modern approach to education. Our dance studio features full length mirrors and a custom built maple floating dance floor specially designed to reduce fatigue and prevent injuries. Free Wi-Fi is also available to everyone at LAAPA.

 

Spacious parent's lounge.


With comfortable chairs, free wifi, and bottled water service, our parents and students enjoy their wait in style. Catch some of the latest performances from our students on LAAPA TV or watch your child's lesson through the studio's observation windows. You are also welcome to sit in on the lesson at any time.

 

Three Convenient Campus Locations.


Covington School of Music - 857 N. Collins Blvd. Ste. A - Covington, LA 70433 985.590.4545 (next to Golf Cart World)


Mandeville School of Music - 316 Girod St. - Mandeville, LA 70448 985.674.2992 (in Old Mandeville just before Nuvolari's)


River Ridge School of Music & Dance - 2020 Dickory Ave. Ste. 200 - Harahan, LA 70123 504.738.3050 (located centrally between Metairie, Kenner, and River Ridge and right next to the Shimmy Shack).

 

Regular (Optional) Recitals and Performance Opportunities.


At Laapa, all of our students have the option of performing in a variety of recitals. All of our recitals are held in professional auditoriums and theatres using state of the art audio technology. Students are not required to participate, but many choose to. We also hold an annual student festival (LAAPAFEST) with an Honor's/Faculty Recital following the festival.

 

Friendly, Professional Office Staff ready to assist you.


Many music and dance studio desks (if there even is one) are staffed by the teacher and/or possibly even just an answering machine. When you call Laapa during our telephone hours, you're almost always guaranteed to get a live person on the line immediately, as it is extremely rare for your call to go to voicemail. Additionally, we have a staff of six friendly administrative assistants who are available at the front desk and ready to assist our clients during school hours.

 

No Semester or Annual Commitments.

 

Laapa does not require semester or yearly contract minimums for lessons. Newly enrolled students initially commit for just three months and continue on a month to month basis thereafter. If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

 

It's Easy to Get Started in Music Lessons or Dance Classes here at Laapa! Take the next step and arrange your first lesson by calling the school location nearest you!

 

Virtual Campus Tours

 

Mandeville School of Music - 316 Girod St. Mandeville, LA 70448; River Ridge School of Music & Dance - 2020 Dickory Ave. Ste. 200, Harahan, LA 70123 Online Tours

 

Faculty Lagniappe Lessons

Get quick lessons and performance tips from our music faculty members in our "Lagniappe Lesson" video series!

 

Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts - Offering Music Lessons and Dance Classes for All Ages in the Greater New Orleans area.  Proudly serving the communities of Abita Springs, Covington, Folsom, Gretna, Hammond, Harahan, Harvey, Jefferson, Kenner, LaPlace, Mandeville, Madisonville, Metairie, New Orleans, Norco, River Ridge, and Slidell with Piano Lessons, Voice Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Violin Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Saxophone Lessons, Pre-School Music Classes, Preschool Classes, Drum Lessons, Dance Classes, Ballet Classes, Hip Hop Classes, Tap Classes, Jazz Classes, Creative Movement Classes, Cello Lessons, Bass Lessons, Jazz Studies and more!

 

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Piano, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Saxophone, Flute, Trumpet, Jazz, Composition, Drum, and Preschool Music Lessons and Dance Classes at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts - Offering Music Lessons and Dance Classes for All Ages - Proudly serving the communities of Abita Springs, Covington, Folsom, Gretna, Hammond, Harahan, Harvey, Jefferson, Kenner, LaPlace, Mandeville, Madisonville, Metairie, New Orleans, Norco, River Ridge, and Slidell!

 

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Piano, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Saxophone, Flute, Trumpet, Jazz, Composition, Drum, and Preschool Music Lessons and Dance Classes at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts - Offering Music Lessons and Dance Classes for All Ages - Proudly serving the communities of Abita Springs, Covington, Folsom, Gretna, Hammond, Harahan, Harvey, Jefferson, Kenner, LaPlace, Mandeville, Madisonville, Metairie, New Orleans, Norco, River Ridge, and Slidell!

 

 

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