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Choose from piano, singing, guitar, violin, drums, ballet, hip hop and more!

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We offer lessons to kids/teens/adults in piano, guitar, banjo, ukulele, voice, singing, drums, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, trombone, songwriting, ballet, hip hop, drama, musical theatre and more!

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Kids learning to play piano.

Does someone in your family have a talent for music or dance? Are their songs getting stuck in YOUR head from hearing them so much? Or perhaps they are a brand new beginner showing an interest in learning?

PLAY - SING - DANCE - ACT with us this Winter/Spring and nurture their creative and artistic spirits in a fun and safe environment!

Kids learning to dance.

Our university-trained faculty tailor each lesson to the interests and needs of the student and teach students the songs, styles and steps THEY are interested in!


Kids learning to play guitar.

With over 40+ years in education, we have studied how students learn and continuously adapt and upgrade our course offerings, teaching methods, faculty hiring procedures and facility resources to tailor the experience to the needs and interests of a wide range of student personalities and backgrounds.

We understand that not all students learn in the same way and come to us for a number of different reasons. Our faculty are hired for their abilities as patient, fun, and inspirational mentors who will customize lesson plans for each of their students ensuring maximum success. Our growing collection of in house (LAAPA Press) teaching methods are not only used in our school but in schools and studios across the country.


Child playing the drums.

We teach absolute beginners as well as advanced students who have been trying to learn on their own for years. It's never too late to get started, and older students typically fly through beginning level materials quickly!


Kids playing the violin.

For your convenience, we've provided a list of all programs offered for our Academy below. If you're a brand new beginning student or parent, we highly recommend first checking out the "Explore Music" and "Explore Dance" links below before proceeding to the individual programs. Feel free to skip ahead to the specific programs below if you already know exactly where you'd like to begin!


Choose to Attend Online or In Person

Live Online or In-Studio Lessons and Classes

While many schools and studios around the world are playing catch up to begin offering distance and remote "virtual lessons" online for their students, we have been teaching online since 2012!

No matter what program you may be interested in starting for the first time or (as in the case for our adult students many times - picking back up where they left off), our teachers have the technology in their studios to meet with you in person or remotely.

Need to attend online one week due to a last minute scheduling change or health concern? No problem! Will you primarily attend online like to attend occasionally in person while you're in town? Great, we'd love to see you in person whenever it's convenient for you!

With online learning, be cautious and selective! It's pretty easy to find any number of random/out of state teachers and corporations marketing their online courses everywhere. Keep in mind, that they don't actually have a physical, local presence here in the Greater New Orleans area! By taking online music or dance classes at LAAPA, you're supporting local Louisiana artists and musicians!

We encourage you to take a moment to take a virtual tour of our 4,000 sq ft facility if you haven't done so already or learn more about getting started in online lessons!


Student and Parent Success Stories

My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Mr. Daniel for almost 2 years. She was young when she started (had just turned 5) and he was very patient with her as she learned proper hand placement and the basics. He's done a wonderful job of both allowing her personality and creativity "to be" and at the same time teaching her the fundamentals of piano. It's been a joy to watch her develop over time and most importantly, to witness her love for piano. Whenever I check in with her about the activities she's doing, piano (and with Mr Daniel) is the one thing she always insists we keep. He has been wonderful for us.

Erin K. ~ New Orleans, LA


As a non traditional student, I must give props! I just had the most refreshing and informative drum lesson of my life! Let me start off by saying that I am waaaayyyy old to be a beginner/early intermediate drummer... 40 is old for beginners... And I have gotten alot of flack and snickers for starting this journey at 39... But not from these folks. I have found my tribe! Everyone here, from the receptionists to my instructor, have been nothing but encouraging and patient!

Allison H. ~ Metairie, LA

adult student

Everything about this place is great. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by a super friendly person at the front desk. Then Megan, the dance teacher, is so great with the kids. My daughter Abbey is sort of shy and Megan does a great job of interacting with each and every student and making them all feel comfortable. I highly recommend this school.

Paul C. ~ Mandeville, LA


My daughter was interested in piano but still nervous about starting lessons. The very first lesson that she took with Mr. Russell, she was immediately hooked. She was smiling and excited about learning piano! He 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


My son enjoys his class so much that he begs me to take him to Ms. Hannah's music class every day. She is not only patient but also passionate in teaching. She provides exposure to various musical instruments and styles to her students. We are very fortunate to have her as our music teacher!

Nick P. ~ Harahan, LA


Why Enroll with the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts?

  • Convenience of Attending Online or In-Person
  • Widest variety of Music & Dance Classes Available on the Northshore
  • Detailed attention to sanitation and cleanliness with all equipment and instruments sanitized between classes
  • Sterilized HVAC systems installed with Global Plasma Solutions utilizing NPBI (Needlepoint Bi-Polar Ionization) technology (also trusted by the White House, Google, Harvard University and more)
  • Local, Personable University Trained Faculty
  • Programs for Kids, Teens, and Adults from Brand New Beginners to Advanced Students
  • Unlimited Makeup Workshops for Missed Classes for all Current Students
  • Complimentary Music Theory, Improv & Choreography, & Masterclasses throughout the year
  • Complimentary Hour of Recording Studio Time Annually for all Current Music Students
  • Original Teaching Methods written by our Faculty and Published by our In House Press
  • Regular (Optional) Performing Opportunities for All Students
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* OFFER TERMS: Offer Valid for New/Returning Students who Enroll in Private Music Lessons or Dance Classes (2/3/23-). Spaces limited. First come-first served while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer is not redeemable as cash and can only be used in conjunction with enrolling in private music lessons or dance classes in any of our weekly year round programs at LAAPA. Offer cannot be retroactively applied. Not valid for gift certificates.

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