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Mandeville, LA
Harahan, LA

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Our Community Classes at LAAPA are Quick, Easy, FUN, and FREE with Zoom!

In light of recent events and with everyone spending a bit more time at home, we feel that our mission to share the joy of music and dance is more important today than ever! We’re proud to present a series of completely FREE music and dance classes open to our beloved Greater New Orleans community. Our faculty members look forward to meeting you, answering questions, and allowing you to discover your talent for music and dance! As our physical campuses are currently closed (like everything else), we will be streaming these classes via Zoom.

To Join all of our Community Classes, use Zoom meeting ID:

504-208-2301


Our first classes will start next week, so stay tuned to this website for dates and times!

Upcoming Classes and Other Events:



So What Is Zoom Anyway?

Zoom is a personal meeting space for video conferencing that your teacher and classmates will join LIVE via your iPhone, computer or tablet. You can learn from anywhere with an Internet connection including the comfort of your own home.

How Does is Work?

The first step is determining what kind of device you'll be connecting with. Zoom works with iPhone, iPad, Android Phones, Tablets, and more as well as PC, MAC laptops and desktops.

iOS and Android Phones and Tablets:

  1. From your iOS or Android device, launch the App Store.



  2. Search for "Zoom"



  3. Install the Zoom Cloud Meetings application.
  4. Launch the application (the icon is a Camera with a Blue Background)
  5. Click the "Join a Meeting" button.



  6. Enter the Meeting ID which is 504-208-2301
  7. Enter student full Name, and Instrument or Program of interest ie. Joe Johnson, piano.



  8. Click the "Join" button.
  9. You will then be placed in our Virtual Lobby until it's time for your class. A staff member will greet you and setup your lesson with your regular teacher! It's that Easy!
iOS/Android Additional Notes:
  • Once you are admitted into the lobby - you will select which Audio you'd like to use. Most people will select the first option "Call Using Internet Audio". If you'd prefer to dial into the call with a second phone, tap the "More" button and disconnect audio and then join again by selecting the "dial in" option.
  • Try to set the camera at the best angle to capture yourself and your instrument or program. You'll likely need something to prop your device up against - anything you have around will likely do, but if you'd like to look for something handier, click here for some ideas
  • If you'll be dancing online, try to find the largest space in your house so that you have enough room to freely move around! A hard surface is also best when available.
  • If you'll be taking a music lesson, try to find a quiet space free from home distractions like TV, siblings having sword fights in the background, etc :)
  • Ensure that your video and audio are on by tapping the middle of the screen and then you should see controls appear in the app. You can find the "Mute" and "Start/Stop Video" Button in the botton left corner of your device screen. Ensure that they are NOT RED with a slash through them. A red color and slash means they are not enabled.
  • When your teacher is ready for your lesson to start, the Front Desk will virtually escort you into your studio. Be sure to click the"Join" option once you see a white button pop up on your screen!
  • After your lesson is over - you may visit the front desk in the Virtual Lobby again by selecting the LEAVE button in the top right corner of your device and selecting "Main Session" OR simply choose to end the call until next week.
  • Enjoy your lesson!
  • PC/MAC Laptops and Desktops:
    1. Open your Internet browser such as Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, etc. 
    2. Navigate to https://zoom.us and open the "Resources" menu.



    3. Click "Download Zoom Client"
    4. This will bring you to all of the Zoom downloads. You need the first option which is the "Zoom Client for Meetings".
    5. Click the large Blue Button to download and Install the Zoom Cloud Meetings application.



    6. Once everything is installed, launch the application (the icon should be a camera with a blue background).
    7. Click the "Join Meeting Button"



    8. Enter the Meeting ID which is 504-208-2301
    9. Enter student full Name, and Instrument or Program of interest ie. Joe Johnson, piano.
    10. Click the "Join" button.



    11. You will then be placed in our Virtual Lobby until it's time for your lesson. A staff member will greet you and setup your lesson with your regular teacher! It's that Easy!
    PC/MAC Additional Notes:
  • Once you are admitted into the lobby - you will select which Audio you'd like to use. If your microphone is built into your camera, your computer should automatically start it, however, if you have several mics or audio input devices, you may need to select the correct one.
  • If it's your first lesson, the staff at the front desk will take a moment to ensure your audio and video are working correctly.
  • If you'll be taking an online dance class, try to find the largest space in your house so that you have enough room to freely move around! A hard surface is also best when available.
  • If you'll be taking an online music lesson, try to find a quiet space free from home distractions like TV, siblings having sword fights in the background, etc :)
  • In most cases your audio should automatically start, in some cases, however, you may need to choose your preferred microphone. To choose your microphone, click the "UP ARROW" next to the Join Audio or Audio button in the bottom left corner of the application. There you should see your webcam as an option or the option to Dial In using "Phone Audio". Selecting Phone audio will give you a phone number to dial in should that be easier for you to use!
  • When your teacher is ready for your lesson to start, the frontdesk will virtually escort you into your studio. Be sure to click the"Join" option once you see a white button pop up on your screen!
  • After your lesson is over - you may visit the front desk in the Virtual Lobby again by selecting the LEAVE button in the top right corner of your device and selecting "Main Session" OR simply choose to end the call until next week.
  • Enjoy your lesson!
  • If you are having trouble hearing others OR they are having trouble hearing you. Check the bottom left corner of your screen and ensure that mute is not enabled. You may also need to "join audio" and choose either computer or dial in audio options.
  • If you are still having issues, try using the Zoom app instead on a mobile device. If this corrects the issue, then you need to further debug your PC/MAC.
  • * Please note that all community lessons are completely free of charge. By participating, you understand that all lessons and classes may be broadcast, recorded, and rebroadcast at our discretion and shared on various social media platforms.