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Faculty Qualifications and Credentials

We hire only the best music and dance educators in the Greater New Orleans area.

About Our Faculty

At LAAPA, our primary goal is to provide students of all ages with only the finest in arts education. It is for this reason that all instructors on staff are university trained professionals in their respective areas of expertise who are handpicked by the Academy Directors.

Music faculty members hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Music Degree and/or have equivalent professional training and teaching experience. Many hold or are currently working towards either Master of Music or Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.

Dance faculty members hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance, Dance Master's Certification, or comparable professional training and teaching experience.

All instructors at LAAPA are carefully screened for their ability to relate to and provide instruction to students of various ages and backgrounds in a manner that is fun and enjoyable. Lessons are always individually tailored to the styles, needs, and goals of the student.

Our faculty members come to us from some of the finest Universities around the world including the Berklee College of Music, Eastman School of Music, Florida State University, The Julliard School, Loyola University of New Orleans, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Tulane University, University of Denver, University of Miami, University of New Orleans, University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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