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School of
School of
River Ridge
School of
Music & Dance
(985) 590-4545
(985) 674-2992
(504) 738-3050
1111 Village Walk Rd
316 Girod St
2020 Dickory Ave #200
Covington, LA
Mandeville, LA
Harahan, LA
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New Orleans Music Lessons & Dance Classes

Looking for New Orleans music lessons or New Orleans dance classes? Located just outside the birthplace of jazz, a short commute via the Earhart Expressway will take you into the quiet suburbs of Harahan/River Ridge and New Orleans' one and only River Ridge School of Music and Dance. From guitar lessons to ballet classes, piano/voice lessons to hip hop classes, we do it all here at LAAPA! 

While we are not necessarily the closest school of music and/or dance in New Orleans, we have the most extensive choice of program offerings and the most qualified, university degreed teaching faculty available to serve your needs. 90 percent of our Faculty are professional musicians and dancers who permanently reside, teach, and perform in the city of New Orleans and are proud to offer music lessons and dance classes at LAAPA. 

All of our music lessons and dance classes are held within our brand new spacious, family friendly, commerical school building, and nationwide background checks are performed on all of our Faculty during the hiring process. Parents and fellow students may also monitor the classes at any time by sitting in on the lesson or simply watching through the glass windows available in each of our studios. 

All of our Faculty members must maintain the highest of teaching standards. Unlike many other music schools and teaching services in the New Orleans area, we only hire the very best and the Academy Directors regularly visit classes to continually evaluate each instructor and personally ensure that he/she is providing our students with a top notch education in music and dance. 

Our students also have a number of performance opportunities throughout the year to get up on stage in a professional auditorium and share their progress with family and friends during our school recitals. 

The Academy offers music and dance classes and programs for kids, teens, and adults which include Private Lessons and Classes in piano, guitar, voice, singing, vocal coaching, violin, bass guitar, trumpet, flute, saxophone, drum, jazz studies, jazz band, choir, ensemble, preschool music, viola, cello, composition, theory, and ear-training, ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz, creative movement, and pre-school dance.

River Ridge School of Music & Dance
Orleans Parish
(LAAPA's nearest school of Music for the city of New Orleans, LA)

504.738.3050 (office)
(E-mail this School)

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Academy Hours of Operation:
With the exception of school holidays, concert days, and other special events, the following regular schedule applies to all campuses:
Monday - Thursday

Telephone Hours
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
School Office/Class Hours
1:00-9:00 PM


Telephone Hours
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
School Office/Class Hours
1:00 PM-7:00 PM


Telephone Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School Office/Class Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Please note that during holiday breaks, the office will be open on a limited schedule between 9 AM and 5 PM. It is always best to call the office before dropping by the Academy during holiday breaks to ensure that we're open.