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River Ridge
(985) 590-4545
(985) 674-2992
(504) 738-3050
1111 Village Walk Rd
105 Campbell Ave #3
2020 Dickory Ave #200
Covington, LA
Mandeville, LA
Harahan, LA

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Located just outside the birthplace of jazz, a short commute via the Earhart Expressway (or I-10 to Clearview) will take you into the quiet suburbs of Harahan/River Ridge and the largest, private school of music and dance in New Orleans. Featuring 10 beautiful and spacious music and dance studios and a large performance hall, we proudly offer a diverse range of instrumental music and dance programs. From rock guitar to pop voice lessons to classical piano lessons and ballet classes, we do it all here at LAAPA!

We have the most extensive choice of program offerings and the most qualified, university degreed teaching faculty in New Orleans available to serve your needs. 90 percent of our Faculty are professional musicians and dancers who permanently reside, teach, and perform in NOLA and are proud to offer music lessons and dance classes at LAAPA. 
All of our music lessons and dance classes are held within our brand new spacious, family friendly, commerical school building, and nationwide background checks are performed on all of our Faculty during the hiring process. Parents and fellow students may also monitor the classes at any time by sitting in on the lesson or simply watching through the glass windows available in each of our studios. 
All of our Faculty members must maintain the highest of teaching standards. Unlike many other music schools and teaching services in New Orleans, we only hire the very best and the Academy Directors regularly visit classes to continually evaluate each instructor and personally ensure that he/she is providing our students with a top notch education in music and dance.
Our students also have a number of performance opportunities throughout the year to get up on stage in a professional auditorium and share their progress with family and friends during our school recitals. 
The Academy offers music and dance classes and programs for kids, teens, and adults which include Private Lessons and Classes in piano, guitar, voice, singing, vocal coaching, violin, bass guitar, trumpet, flute, saxophone, drum, jazz studies, jazz band, choir, ensemble, preschool music, viola, cello, composition, theory, and ear-training, ballet, hip-hop, musical theatre, tap, preschool dance, and more.

River Ridge School of Music & Dance
Orleans Parish
(LAAPA's nearest school of Music for the city of New Orleans, LA)

504.738.3050 (office)
(E-mail this School)

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Academy Hours of Operation:
With the exception of school holidays, concert days, and other special events, the following regular schedule applies to all campuses:
Monday - Thursday

Telephone Hours
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
School Office/Class Hours
1:00-9:00 PM


Telephone Hours
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
School Office/Class Hours
1:00 PM-7:00 PM


Telephone Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School Office/Class Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Please note that during holiday breaks, the office will be open on a limited schedule between 9 AM and 5 PM. It is always best to call the office before dropping by the Academy during holiday breaks to ensure that we're open.

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