PIANO & PINOT - new dates added!

Gather your friends and spend an evening at CMA learning to play the piano, all while enjoying your favorite wine. Click here for dates.

"The instruction here is TOP notch, individualized, and innovative! My older daughter has been a piano student for over three years and has made wonderful progress. She enjoys her classes immensely and is motivated to keep playing. Now, my younger daughter is enrolled in piano and is having a great time too. Worth every penny!!" 

- Nathalie

"These enthusiastic teachers know how to engage the kids and make music learning fun and natural. I am a huge fan of the group piano lessons. I think that getting to play with and for a peer group regularly makes for a better, more relaxed musician at recital time and exposes kids early on to the joy of musical collaboration. I feel so happy to have found this for my son. He is getting a great foundation in music theory and performance etiquette -- and seems to be having fun doing it! I highly recommend CMA for your child!"

- Kate

"My son, Joshua, has been a piano student of Patti Misita's since he was in second grade. Now a junior in high school, I have seen him become an accomplished musician under Patti's guidance and the guidance of Mrs. Laura and Mrs. Megan at the Center for Musical Arts. Josh has experienced everything from solo competitions to performing as a part of quartets and trios. Aside from the ribbons, trophies, and awards, I have seen students blossom into true musicians who have a sincere love for music and for performing - not just with technical precision, but also with musicality and a true feel for the piece they are performing. If you or someone you know is looking for music teachers who develop the whole child personally and musically, look no further than the Center for Musical Arts."
- Josie



We are now accepting new students for Summer! Check out our camp options and lesson packages here.


engaging environment

music lessons
​for all ages

Professional Faculty


piano, guitar, trumpet, CHAMBER MUSIC & kindermusik

Our 3, 700 square foot facility provides an engaging atmosphere for learning. In addition to 5 private teaching studios, we have a dedicated recital space, recording studio, keyboard lab, computer lab and music library. Take a virtual tour!

At Center for Musical Arts, music education is our specialty and our passion! With over 75 years combined teaching experience, we strive to offer our students the very best in music education. Meet the instructors.


Kindermusik | Piano Lessons | Summer

We offer a music education to all ages, from newborn to adult! From Kindermusik to lessons in piano, chamber music, guitar, & trumpet, we have something for everyone! Learn more about each of our programs.

Center for Musical Arts was founded in 2013 by three independent piano teachers in Baton Rouge: Patti Misita, Laura Pray, & Megan Reilly Shannon. Their mission is to provide a musical community that fosters collaboration and creativity, while providing students with the fundamental skills needed to enjoy a lifetime of music making. Learn more>>