At the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts' (LAAPA) Mandeville School of Music, it is our goal to provide students of all ages with the tools needed to enjoy music for a lifetime and only the finest in arts education.

It is for this reason that all instructors on staff are university trained professionals in their respective areas of expertise. All Faculty members hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Music. Many hold or are currently working towards either Master of Music or Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.

Our Faculty members come to us from some of the finest University Schools of Music around the world including the Bellhaven College of Music, Berklee College of Music, Florida State University, Loyola University of New Orleans, New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Denver, University of Miami, University of New Orleans, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Since 1978, thousands of students have taken music lessons with Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts at our three school locations located in Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes.

We don't think our Academy is the best choice for music lessons simply because of our large student base. Rather, we think we're the best choice because our students tell us we are! Visit our website to see what our parents and students are saying about their experiences with LAAPA.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • University Degreed Professional Faculty with over 35 Instructors to meet your needs
  • Programs for students of all ages from birth-adult
  • We teach the styles you want to learn - instruction in Classical, Pop. Jazz, Rock, and more
  • Ability to schedule private lessons for 2 or more family members at the same time
  • Regular (optional) Recitals held in professional auditoriums with state of the art sound
  • Weekly 45 minute theory class is included with all private lessons for no additional fee
  • Administrative Desk Staff available to assist you during all teaching hours
  • Free Recording studio time for all students

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Music Teachers National Association Corporate Member

Serviced Areas

  • Abita Springs, Covington, Folsom, Hammond, Mandeville, Madisonville, Sildell

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  City Mandeville, LA
  Zip Code 70471
  Address 105 Campbell Ave #3
  Phone Number (985) 674-2992
  Tollfree 1-888-68-LAAPA
  Fax 985-674-2553

  • I would recommend this business

My son has learned so much and has gained confidence. He looks forward to his weekly lesson with Mr Ryan and I look forward to seeing how fast he’s improving.

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Everyone was so nice to us I highly recommend this dance studio. I can’t wait for Vail to start. It will definitely be an adventure.

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  • I would recommend this business

Teachers, staff outstanding in every way. The school itself is beautiful with state of the art pianos and equipment. We love it here.

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Well we have just started but the staff has worked with us tremendously on what kynslee truly wanted & made it happen!! Her teacher voice lessons started this week with Mrs Neely, & she seems so be such a sweet dedicated woman, we look forward to growing & learning with her! Next week she will start tumbling & meet her tumbling instructor and we absolutely cannot wait! Thanks for making our experience great so far we look forward to building a family with Mandeville school of Music & Dance

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  • I would recommend this business

Absolutely love this facility! Friendly and helpful staff along with high quality teachers and facility! Would reccomend to all! LAAPA has so much to offer!

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  • I would recommend this business

Curtis is an amazing teacher at the Mandeville location. My son has been taking guitar for about a year, and Curtis loves to play the music my son likes, and it's one of those things that you see in your child's eyes. Glad we chose this school and I am grateful for the time Curtis has spent with Cameron.

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Customer Testimonials

We have been blessed with Ms. Autumn Beck at LAAPA Covington and we couldn’t have asked for a better teacher. She is calm and understanding. She is thorough and helpful. She gives the extra push when she sees the need and slows down if more time is needed. My son has progressed quickly in piano because of her patience and talent. Thank you Ms. Autumn! We know we are in great hands with you and look forward to seeing you every week!


Amazing teachers, staff, and lessons. Love the school and atmosphere it provides.


Our girls have taken piano here for one year, and we are very impressed with the quality of instruction and professionalism of the instructors.


My daughter has been taking voice lessons at the school for two years. She loves going to class and her teachers are extremely professional, engaging, and make it fun to learn. I've seen my daughter really find her voice and learn how to feel confident on stage. She now auditions for drama roles in her school plays, and recently received a role in the ensemble for a JPAS production. All of the administrators at the front desk are very patient and helpful. Their phone etiquette is extraordinary!!! I've seen it get quite busy in the lobby, and when someone calls, the administrator is super polite. We have a wonderful relationship with the school, the teachers (Ms. Meghan & Ms. Jessica) and feel that everyone supports the students in doing their best.


My two children have been taking piano & violin lessons at LAAPA since January 2007. I am very pleased with the progress they have made over the years. The teachers are mostly young, progressive, energetic and uplifting musicians with strong technical skills. They continually encourage and challenge my children. The professionalism of this particular school is much higher than most other venues of music instruction. Because I am so pleased with my children's progress, I began taking guitar lessons at LAAPA last year. My playing skills are now beyond what I ever imagined I would be capable of. I would highly recommend this outstanding music school to anyone who is interested in studying music.

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Why Take Music Lessons in Metairie, Mandeville, and New Orleans at LAAPA?

Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts has 3 convenient campus locations in the Greater New Orleans area and offers music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, drums, and more. Dance classes for children and adults are offered at the River Ridge School of Music & Dance and include instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, parent & tot, and more! It's never too late to get started in music lessons or dance classes, so call us today to get started!

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