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Madisonville Music Lessons & Dance Classes

Our mission is to impart a love of and appreciation for music, dance, and the performing arts to students of all ages on the Northshore

Music Lessons & Dance Classes for Kids, Teens, & Adults in Madisonville

The Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts has brought the gift of music, dance, and the performing arts into the lives of students throughout Madisonville and the surrounding Northshore communities. Our patient and personable faculty have years of experience teaching kids, teens, and adults of all levels and backgrounds. Perhaps you're a brand new beginner interested in exploring a variety of instruments/programs? Are you already experienced and ready to push yourself to reach new heights? Your teacher at LAAPA will create customized lesson plans that are fun and engaging placing you on an immediate track to success!

Exploring Music & Dance Lessons

At LAAPA, we offer a variety of well over 30 different music and dance programs, so it can sometimes be overwhelming for students to decide where to start!

In selecting your first program, consideration should be given towards both the age of the student as well as his or her interests. Over the years we have found that the success of the student is largely dependent upon both. Should a young beginning student not have a preference, the most common beginning programs for students (ages 5-6) are piano lessons (for music) and ballet classes (for dancers). These programs are staples in the performing arts world because of their fundamental princliples that easily translate to all other music and dance studies.

Over time, it's important to understand that "the new car smell" of starting lesson can fade and it is the development of good practicing habits that sustains the student during periods of plateau. Practice is generally skill that is acquired over time with the help and support of both the teacher and the parent (in the case of the young beginner).

In order to inspire students to practice, part of each lesson includes a "Nugget" or that special song, riff, or choreography that you've been wanting to learn and can't wait to demonstrate to your friends or family. Nuggets play an important part in helping our students to plan for success in both their short term and long term goals.

We encourage you to explore our many program offerings via the category links below. Should you have any questions while browsing, don't hesitate to contact us!


Your Choice of In-Person or Live Online Lessons

Live Online or In-Studio Music Lessons near Madisonville

If you've been wanting to get started in lessons for some time, but haven't had the time in your schedule to drive to a local school or teacher, then our live online lessons might be your best bet!

It's extremely easy to take lessons online, and you can login from anywhere with a stable Internet connection. Each week, you'll meet live with your assigned teacher and focus on whatever topics you'd like. If you're interested in learning to read music, great! If you'd rather learn to play by ear, no problem! Want to join an adult hip hop class remotely? Wonderful!

For the best experience, we recommend that students have a stable High Speed (Cable or Fiber) Internet connection as well as a computer, tablet, smartdevice thats no more than 3-5 years old. You'll also need an instrument for your lessons and for practicing, and dancers will need to follow our dress code guidelines (see dance homepage).

More information about our online classes can be found below:


Student and Parent Success Stories

We just started my children in music and dance. Joseph loves Miss Angie and Emma loves preballet! I recommend this establishment to everyone who is looking to get their children enrolled in music and dance!

Lexie O. ~ Madisonville, LA


Why Do More Families in Madisonville Enroll with LAAPA?

  • Personable, University-Trained Educators who love working with students of all ages and abilities
  • Beautiful, well maintained studios with all equipment and instruments sanitized between each class/student
  • HVAC system constantly disinfected by Global Plasma Solutions' Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization system.
  • Choose how you attend - come in person or take lessons online
  • Digital parent and student portal to track progress and maintain communication with your teacher
  • Safe environment with large observation windows and CCTV monitoring in all studios
  • Customized floating maple dance floor to for injury free dancing
  • Full featured, in house Pro-Tools recording studio with top rated microphones and instruments available
  • Variety of (optional) opportunities to perform on stage in professional theaters and auditoriums

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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.

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