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Harahan Music Lessons & Dance Classes
2020 Dickory Ave #200
Harahan, LA 70123

While our school is known as the River Ridge School of Music & Dance, we moved a little over a mile away from our original Jefferson Highway location into the lovely city of Harahan (first Hickory, then Dickory) around 20 years ago! In 2010, we opened our brand new 4,000 square foot facility. We are extremely accessible to the Greater New Orleans community via Earhart Expressway, Airline Highway, and Jefferson Highway. In case you were wondering, so far, we have no plans to finish the rhyme and move to Dock!

About Our Harahan Music School and Dance Studio

Conveniently located in the quiet suburbs just to the West of New Orleans, our Harahan campus provides fun and inspiring lessons to kids, teens, and adults from all over the city! Due to our central location, families join us from Elmwood, Kenner, Metairie, River Ridge, Gretna, Westwego, Lakeview, and more. Many students also enjoy taking their lessons online with us (see below for more info!)

Comparing all of your options for Music Lessons & Dance Classes?

Kids in Harahan learning to play music and dance.

We understand that there are many wonderful music and dance schools and instructors in our neighborhood, so what makes us stand out among the rest?

Simply put, we're the most experienced school in the area as we opened our doors out of the founder's home in River Ridge on Walter Road in the late seventies! Over 40 years and thousands of families later, we feel that local families can vouch for us!

In fact, we now have former students who have children and grandchildren now commencing their journey with us. It's so exciting for us to be a multi-generational experience in our community!

Regardless of where you choose to take lessons, we encourage you to explore our vast website - you'll find literally tons of articles and blog posts for beginning-advanced students.

If you're a brand new beginner just starting to learn more about getting started, take some time to click on the "Explore" links below which will help you find a program best suited to the new students' age/interests.

Already know which program(s) may be of interest? Great! Feel free to jump ahead and navigate the program list below!


Can I Take Music Lessons and Dance Classes Online?

We love working with beginners in lessons!

Absolutely! Online classes are growing more and more in popularity. As we heavily invest in technology at our studio, our faculty are all trained and comfortable in teaching virtual lessons in all of our programs! In fact, we've been teaching online since 2012 when Skype was growing in popularity.

An additional benefit that our online students have is the ability to attend in person whenever they'd like. You can even choose which weeks you'd like to attend online and which you'd like to come in person. Either way, we're fully equipped in both our music programs and dance programs to teach in whatever way is most comfortable for you.


Student and Parent Success Stories

I’ve been taking my daughter, Olivia, to the River Ridge School of Music and Dance for voice lessons once a week for about a month now, and we couldn’t be more happy with how it’s going. Olivia talks about lessons and what she’s learning throughout the week, wanting to practice and review, and really looks forward to her weekly lesson. She’s excited because she can see the progress she’s already making. I’d be happy to recommend the River Ridge School of Music and Dance!

Matthew S. ~ Metairie, LA


Hi my name is Mrs. Linda. I have always wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument, but I thought at age 55 I was too old. I finally mustard up the courage to google a music school close to me, and I found the River Ridge School of Music and Dance. I enrolled April 21, 2017 for only thirty minutes once a week. The instrument I always wanted to learn how to play was the violin. I thought it was a complicated instrument to learn until I met my instructor. Her warm gentle smile and calm demeanor put my fears and insecurities to rest! She is patient, kind, encouraging, and inspiring. I encourage anyone who has dreamed of playing a musical instrument to give River Ridge School of Music and Dance a call. The receptionists are welcoming and the instructors are professionals who are experienced and willing to share their talents.

Linda R. ~ Harahan, LA


Our daughter loves her ballet class at the River Ridge School of Music and Dance (6-9 yr olds)! Perfect environment for our shy daughter, she has taken to her instructor and blossomed as a little ballerina. Best classes in the New Orleans area, would highly recommend for anybody.

Jamie G. ~ Metairie, LA


My daughter was interested in piano but still nervous about starting lessons. After the very first lesson that she took at the River Ridge School of Music and Dance, she was immediately hooked. She was smiling and excited about learning piano! Her instructor is the best! At the end of each lesson, I get to see what she learned that day. She gets so excited to show me what she learned. I know these lessons will stay with her a lifetime. I'm so happy that she found something she loves and looks forward to.

Anne M. ~ New Orleans, LA


The dance program at River Ridge School of Music & Dance is wonderful! We take hip hop, musical theatre and the dance strength and conditioning classes. The instructors are engaging and knowledgeable. They are amazing and always finding new opportunities for learning and performing.

Nicole S. ~ New Orleans, LA


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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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