Music Academy of Acadiana is Acadiana's #1 choice for music lessons!
About the Music Academy of Acadiana
The Music Academy of Acadiana is Lafayette's premier music and media school, teaching hundreds of students from ages 2 to adult. Whatever instrument you or your child wish to play, odds are we teach it: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Violin, Band, Voice and Singing, Brass, Woodwinds & more all taught under one roof or online in your home!
Winner of more awards than any other music school in the Acadiana area!
Students come from Lafayette, Scott, Youngsville, Broussard, Duson, Carencro, Crowley, Breaux Bridge, New Iberia & Opelousas to study music at our state of the art location in Lafayette!
All Ages & Styles Welcome! Start YOUR Music Journey Today!
The Music Academy of Acadiana has won more awards than any other music school in South Louisiana.
For years, it’s been the school of choice for hundreds of families!
14 Benefits of Becoming a Music Academy of Acadiana Student
1. Guitar, Voice, Singing, Piano, Drums, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin, Rock Band Classes in ONE location!
This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day. Other studios offer multiple instruments, but we are the only one to offer the most variety of music lessons in Lafayette, Louisiana for all of the most popular instruments: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Voice, Singing, Violin, Drums, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele Audio Recording, and more!
** ONLINE LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE! ** Enroll in music lessons with a Music Academy instructor direct into your home with our online lessons program!
2.The most qualified and dedicated teaching faculty in Lafayette.
We have many music teachers, all with either University training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least two music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
3.The widest range of music lesson times available seven days a week!
Monday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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4.A proven track record of excellence.
Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. We have a proven track record of offering quality music lessons in Lafayette, Louisiana year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons.
5. A comfortable waiting area for parents.
Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional waiting room with comfortable chairs, games, Wi-Fi, magazines and water service. Or if you prefer you can sit in on the students' lesson anytime you like.
6. Fully stocked music lesson rooms
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, electronic drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos, LED tv screens for visual lesson programs and more.
All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer the best in providing a great lesson experience.
Technology is also a big part of lessons at the Music Academy and we have installed LED monitors in every classroom. The monitors have cables that can attach to iPods, iPads, or laptops. This allows students to have a modern and engaging lesson using music teaching apps, music software, Skype, and more. Feel free to "Bring Your Own Device" to your lesson in addition to your instrument! No other school in Lafayette offers this technology.
One of the things that has really set up apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, new, and engaging. There are so many great teaching apps out there now that we felt we had to update our teaching rooms with LED monitors. By doing so, our students have never run the risk of being bored by their lessons.
It's a challenge to engage children or adults, but by integrating technology such as teaching apps from the iTunes store, GarageBand, ProTools, you name it, we're providing a cutting edge lesson experience in the Lafayette area.
7. Free, all inclusive music recitals.
Every May and December, our students have the option of performing in our recitals. Students are not required to perform, but many choose to.
Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital. Parents never have to pay admission or any related fees for these recitals.
We also host a rock band showcase several times a year, which gives you or your child the opportunity to play with a live rock band!
8. Professional office staff seven days a week to serve you.
Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have dedicated office managers who are available at the front desk to assist our clients.
9. Located on Ambassador Caffery, next to Sam's in Lafayette, LA.
Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of Lafayette.
Close to our studio, you will find great shopping, dining and plenty of great places to visit while your child is at their lesson with us.
Our location is convenient to all of Lafayette.
10. Month to Month lessons.
Music Academy of Acadiana does not require semester minimums for lessons.
Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
11. Early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.
Since we are the fastest growing school in south Louisiana, we are able to be a 'full service' music school.
This allows us to offer lessons as early as 10:00 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.
12. Picture Day.
We are the only music school in South Louisiana that offers a picture day for their students. Every June and January we host a free picture day at our recitals with a professional photographer. This is a service that our student's parents love as they all want quality photos of their children (example pictured).
Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.
13. Year round events.
Not only do Music Academy students get a chance to play in the free recitals twice a year, we also offer various performances at the regional libraries as well as local restaurants and venues.
We also host parties for for Christmas, Halloween at the academy where students can play for their family and friends - while enjoying some yummy treats and having fun!
14. Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.
We are the only music school in Acadiana that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces (see pictures to the right) by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.
The Musical Ladder is our unique method of music education that you can only get here.
More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here. We also specialize in music lessons for adults.
The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons even though we are a 12-month program of learning. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis with the convenience of 30-days notice. If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long-term contract.
Our students enjoy over 4,500 sq. ft. of Acadiana's most advanced music lesson rooms.
Each studio is soundproofed and stocked with everything our students need, from pianos, keyboards and full drum kits with pads to amps and stereos. Parents can sit in on their child's lesson, watch through large observation windows, or relax in our spacious and comfortable parent’s lounge with WiFi, magazines, toys for kids and bottled water.
Meet the Director
The ability to play an instrument or sing beautifully offers a lifetime of benefits. Music lessons also foster a student’s personal, social, and academic development. The Music Academy of Acadiana has made substantial investments in it's facilities and elite faculty to provide an uplifting environment designed to foster creativity, confidence and joy.
If you’ve been told you are tone deaf or uncoordinated, we're here to inform you that everyone can improve their musical skills. We've witnessed thousands of students transform their lives in ways they never imagined possible. We make it our mission to help Music Academy of Acadiana students explore and develop their talents, wherever their curiosity and interests lead them.
Tim Benson Music Academy of Acadiana
Our Students love performing on Acadiana's Biggest Stages.
Annual Student Showcase
Every parent wants to know how their child is progressing. That’s why, twice a year, we present our Red Carpet recitals in professional performance halls equipped with all state of the art equipment.
We also have student showcases throughout the year at local libraries, all age venues and festivals! Bring your family and friends to share in the fun.
Music Lessons: piano, guitar, voice, drums & more in Lafayette LA
Looking for Music Lessons “near me”? #1 choice in Lafayette LA! Youth & adult lessons and classes. All skill levels! Serving Lafayette, Youngsville, Broussard, Carencro, Duson, Rayne, Maurice, Abbeville, Breaux Bridge, New Iberia and all of Acadiana.
Mrs. Angel has taken Reagan from zero experience on the clarinet to being voted Most Improved by her school band class in less than a year! She understands Reagan’s learning and attention challenges and adjusts her teaching style accordingly! She is also helping Kennedy Rose develop her God-given voice talent. Sarah and Angel at Musical Theatre Camp are amazing teachers and creating such a fun atmosphere for creative expression and learning! Kendra and Mandy at the front desk are extremely helpful and super sweet!
- Nikki M. (Lafayette, LA)
I cannot express enough gratitude to the staff. Kind, respectful and helpful. Gave a birthday gift to my grandson for summer lessons and he absolutely loves it there.
Lessons are first come, first served so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.
$32 / 30 minutes
Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduled once a week.
Music Academy of Acadiana has a registration fee of $25 per student.