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Professional Faculty

Music education is our specialty! With over 50 years combined teaching experience, we strive to offer our students the very best in music education. Learn more about the instructors.

music lessons for all ages

From Kindermusik to Recreational Music Making for Adults, we have specialized programs for all ages! Click here for more information.

engaging environment

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. Learn more.


We are now offering Kindermusik at CMA! Classes will be available for 1-3 year olds. Click here for more information.

The next adult piano session will begin January 5th. Contact us now to reserve your spot! Click here to learn more.


"The instruction here is TOP notch, individualized, and innovative! My older daughter has been a 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 and is having a great time too. Worth every penny!!" 

- Nathalie

"My son, Joshua, has been a 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

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 was to provide a musical community that fostered collaboration and creativity, while providing students with the fundamental skills needed to enjoy a lifetime of music making. Learn more>>


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