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Live Online Music & Dance Classes
Live from
New Orleans, LA

LAAPA is proud to employ some of the top local musicians and dancers in the New Orleans area who are excited to work with you live online from anywhere in the world!

About Our Live Online Instruction

While our school has offered virtual lessons for the past seven years, we also have a rich history as a brick and mortar music school and dance studio dating back to 1978! With our deep southern roots here in the Greater New Orleans community, we've brought the joy of learning to play, dance, and sing into the homes of students both locally and abroad. Our New Orleans based faculty are top musicians and educators who are ready to show you all of their local tips, tricks, and riffs!

Online Music Lessons & Dance Classes - Learn Virtually Anywhere!

We love working with students of all ages for online lessons!

It's hard to beat the convenience that technology affords all of us these days! When choosing an online lessons provider, however, it's important to understand what you're signing up for and exactly what you are getting!

The most common difference with online instruction providers is some are held LIVE in real time with your teacher, many are not. At LAAPA, all of our online music and dance programs are held live with your teacher. Each class is completely customized to the needs and interests of the student - just as if you were here at our physical campus!

The majority of advertisements for online lessons are in fact courses that are nothing more than pre-recorded tutorials. You will not be able to directly interact live with the instructor and ask questions when you need to. In our opinion, if you're just looking for lessons that are pre-recorded tutorials, you can usually find that for free on YouTube! Why pay for something that many expert teachers have already posted for free? Check out our YouTube channel and Blog here on this page for lots of Lagniappe (a Southern term for "a little something extra") Lessons!

For most students, we believe having a dedicated professional available to guide you along your adventure offers the most effective learning experience. Having a live coach who can customize each lesson based on your goals, also means each lesson will be much more entertaining and enjoyable. If, for example, you're interested in a certain dance or music style, he/she can instantly provide some live demonstrations and perhaps bypass hours of information that you may have had to sit through in a video lesson. This obviously saves you lots of time, and you'll be able to develop your skills much quicker!

One more thing to consider is that as we are a brick and mortar school as well, many times our online students occasionally find themselves here in the New Orleans, LA area and enjoy stopping by to take their lesson in person! Just let us know if you ever plan on being in the area, and it's always fun to have our online students stop by! We can also give you some great restaurant and live music tips too!

Researching Online Music Schools and Dance Studios?

Kid learning to play music online with his teacher

There is no doubt that you have many options when it comes to taking music lessons and dance classes online, so why should you consider our school here in Southeast Louisiana, USA?

New Orleans has a rich performing arts culture with some of the best musicians and dance artists in the world. Taking lessons from our school online allows you access to educators immersed in our local culture who you may not have access to in your area.

To learn more about all of our online programs, we suggest checking out the "Explore Music" and "Explore Dance" links below. These links are particularly helpful for young, beginning students seeking ideas for age appropriate curricula.

If you already know which programs you're specifically interested in, feel free to skip onward to the program links below!

Students learning to dance online during her ballet class


Student and Parent Success Stories

I've been taking guitar lessons online for about a year now with Bill, and I can honestly say he is the most creative and patient teacher I've ever had. Each lesson is super low pressure and fun, and I've thrived in this kind of learning environment. Thanks Bill and LAAPA!

Joe P. ~ Cincinnati, OH


My daughter was showing an interest in dancing - she went to her friend's dance recital last year and has been asking me ever since. I checked out a few schools in the area, and then COVID started. We took one of the online community classes with Desiree and she loved it, so we signed up. We'll probably continue taking classes online for the next few months and appreciate the convenience.

Lauren B. ~ New Orleans, LA


Why Enroll in Online Music Lessons and Dance Classes With LAAPA?

  • Your choice of Online or In-Studio Lessons for all Programs
  • Programs for Kids, Teens, & Adults from Brand New Beginners - Professionals
  • Inspiring and Trained Faculty
  • Each Lesson Customized to the Interests of the Student
  • Unlimited Makeup Workshops for Missed Classes for all Current Students
  • Complimentary Music Theory, Strength & Conditioning, & Masterclasses throughout the year
  • Complimentary Hour of Remote Recording Studio time Annually (Send Your Files via Remote Link)
  • In House Educational Printing Press publishing teaching methods by our Faculty
  • Regular (Optional) Online Concerts held via Facebook Live so all your Family/Friends can tune in!

Awards for Best Online Music Lessons and Dance Classes in Greater New Orleans

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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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