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Slidell Music Lessons & Dance Classes

Ready to discover music, dance, and fun here on the Northshore?! We're just a hop, skip, and drive away from Slidell, and our students tell us we are worth every bit of the drive!

Lessons in Piano, Voice/Singing, Guitar, Violin, Drums, Ballet, Hip Hop, and More for All Ages

The Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts has brought the joy of music and dance to hundreds of families in Slidell and the surrounding Northshore communities since the early 90's! Our newest campus is centrally located in St. Tammany Parish between Covington and North Mandeville and is easily accesible via I-12, Hwy. 190 and Hwy. 59. Take exit 65 from I-12 W. Continue on LA-59 S. Drive to Campbell Ave and take a right at the Music Lessons and Dance Classes sign. Our school will be on your right side!

History of our Northshore Music School & Dance Studio

LAAPA came to the Northshore in the early 1990's after founder, Wanda Cullen started a music school out of her home in River Ridge and decided to bring her love of music to students in Mandeville.

Fast forwarding ahead 30 years, LAAPA now has three campuses in the Greater New Orleans area and has spread the joy of music and dance to thousands of families in St. Tammany parish. The majority of our students played their first notes or laced up their ballet slippers for the first time right here at our academy!

While there are several music stores in Slidell, their primary focus is on retail sales and the music lessons there are usually taught by a variety of individual music instructors with no one overseeing the program as a whole or checking in on each student's progress. Providing the highest quality music and dance instruction to our students is our entire mission and focus. We have many students that make the short commute to us and find it well worth the extra time since there is no other comparable school of music in Slidell, LA.

Where do our students go from here? It depends as each of our students have very different goals! Some students take the professional route go on and study at prestigious performing arts colleges and music schools such as University of Miami, Berklee College of Music, etc. Many others simply enjoy taking classes for fun and learning new skills that become a part of their family traditions and help broaden and enrich their daily lives.

At LAAPA, we are a community school for every student who wants to learn! Whatever your goals, our teachers can't wait to help you achieve them.

For your convenience, we've provided a comprehensive list of our music and dance programs below for quick browsing. Beginning students should consider first glancing through our EXPLORE links as they detail appropriate ages for beginners in each program.


Taking Music Lessons or Dance Classes Virtually

Live Online or In-Studio Music Lessons near Slidell
Live Online or In-Studio Dance Classes near Slidell

It's hard to beat the convenience and safety of online lessons these days, and at LAAPA we're pleased to mention that online education is something we've been offering to students since 2012!

Our students can attend any of our programs virtually from any computer, tablet or smartphone via our Video conferencing solution. As long as you have a stable Internet connection, you'll be able to hear, see, and interact with your teacher and class just as if you were there.

Our online students also have the choice to attend in person whenever they'd like! Some students find the best option is coming in person some weeks and taking classes online other weeks.

You can learn a little more about how our online lessons work by visiting the link below!


Student and Parent Success Stories

My son absolutely adores his hip hop dance classes and piano lessons at your Mandeville campus. He has been taking lessons online since mid March, and I really appreciate how organized everything is. I get an assignment email from his teachers each week and love being able to see everything he has been working on. We look forward to attending in person when our schedule changes again this Fall.

Brittany W. ~ Slidell, LA


Why Do More Slidell Families Enroll with LAAPA?

  • Music & Dance Lessons that are Fun with University Trained Professionals
  • Updated/Modern Facilities
  • Equipment and Instruments regularly cleansed and disinfected between each class
  • A/C system treated by Global Plasma Solution Needlepoint Bi-Polar Ionization Technology for Cleanest Possible Air
  • Widest Variety of Programs available on the Northshore
  • Digital Lesson Planning Software keeping Parents/Students/Teacher in sync
  • Lessons for students ages 18 months-adult
  • Family Friendly, Safe Environment with CCTV monitors and large observation windows
  • Custom maple sprung dance floor to keep our dancers healthy
  • On site recording studio with one free hour available to all music students
  • In house publishing press with curricila written by our own faculty
  • Regular (Optional) Performing Opportunities for All Students

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Questions? Click below to check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

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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