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Hammond Music Lessons & Dance Classes

Learn to Play, Dance, and/or Sing at the Northshore's largest private school of music & dance. Take I-12 East or US-190 E from Hammond to reach either of our two campuses.

Choose from Lessons in Piano, Singing/Voice, Guitar, Drums, Violin, Brass, Woodwinds, Ballet, Hip-Hop and More!

Established in the late 70's, the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts has brought the gift of music, dance, and the performing arts into the homes of families throughout the Greater New Orleans/Northshore communities. As the largest community school of music and dance on the Northshore, we enjoy working with a diverse student body. There are no auditions, concerns that you will "be accepted", etc. Our University-Trained Educators enjoy working with students of all levels and abilities, from brand new beginners ready to explore their interests to experienced students at the pre-professional or professional level. No matter what your music or dance goals may be, we know that you'll love working with your personal teacher here each week!

About our Lessons and Classes

At LAAPA, we offer two primary lesson formats - private instruction as well as group instruction. All of our music programs, with the exception of ensembles and toddler music classes, are offered in a private lesson format. Students enrolled in private lessons are personally matched with the best instructor for his/her goals, needs, and stylistic interests.

Within our dance program, students may choose from a variety of age appropriate classes which begin as early as 18 months (toddler/parent & tot dance). Students are encouraged to explore several different styles of dance whenever possible for a more complete immersion. Private dance lessons are additionally available for students of all ages.

Undoubtedly, there are many different dance studios and music schools in Hammond, many with excellent instructors. So, why do more parents on the Northshore continually enroll with LAAPA?

At LAAPA, what you see is literally what you get. Over the past forty years, our focus has remained unchanged, and that is providing the very best possible education in the arts for all of our students. Our parents and students appreciate not only our amazing faculty, staff and facilities, but also our high level of customer service and unparalled organizational and communication skills. We encourage you to experience the difference first hand by calling your local school for information on getting started in lessons and then calling us!

It's extremely easy to learn more about all of our programs offered by cliking on the "EXPLORE" links below or simply scrolling down to any programs of interest. As our website is vast, we encourage you to give us a call should you have any questions!


Online Live Music Lessons & Dance Classes

Live Online or In-Studio Music Lessons near Hammond
Live Online or In-Studio Dance Classes near Hammond

Too busy to drive to lessons each week? Looking for a convenient, personal, and effective way of bringing the performing arts into your life? Consider online learning! Many of our weekly students enjoy taking lessons virtually online from the comfort of home! The majority of all programs you see listed on our website are available online via the Zoom platform.

Each week, you'll log in, be greeted virtually by our front desk (just as if you were here) and then escorted into your private online studio with you teacher.

To take online lessons, you'll need a stable Internet connection, recent (within 3-5 years old) computer, tablet, smart device with a camera as well as an instrument. Dancers should follow our regular class dress codes.

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Student and Parent Success Stories

These are the most amazing kind generous thoughtful people we have been blessed to know. Our daughter takes piano and voice lessons. She has such an amazingly inspiring teacher with such a winning attitude! If you are looking for the right place with the right people who have great values and really cares..look no further..this is the place folks:) blessed to be a part of Covington school of music! Thanks Wanda, Chris, Bonnie, Robin, & all of the music family for bring such awesome people! The Tomeny's

Sherri T. ~ Hammond, LA


Why Do More Families in Hammond Enroll with LAAPA?

  • Lessons and Classes that are fun with engaging, inspiring music & dance teachers
  • Well maintained facilities with the latest educational technology
  • Studio instruments and equipment sanitized between each class/student
  • Constant air purification by Global Plasma Solutions' Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization system.
  • Your choice of the widest variety of online or in-person programs on the Northshore
  • online communication/lesson planning software to track your goals and progress
  • We love working with Kids, Teens, and Adults
  • Easy studio monitoring with large observation windows and CCTV cameras
  • Custom maple sprung dance floor to keep our dancers healthy
  • ProTools recording studio - with 1 hour free annually to all current private music students
  • Optional Recital and other performance opportunities for all students

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Questions? Click below to check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Can't find the answers you're looking for? Call, text or email - we're here to help Monday-Thursday 8 AM - 9 PM, Friday 8 AM - 7:30 PM, and Saturday 8 AM - 3 PM.

Please note that during holiday breaks, the office will be open between 9 AM and 5 PM. It is always best to call the office before dropping by the Academy in person during holiday breaks.

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