From two locations, SuperMusic's passionate instructors corral fledgling musicians and instill a passion for music, making the learning process fun and engaging. The school also offers performance opportunities through its Perform program, encouraging students to showcase their skills during a musical at the end of every year and a short film each spring.
Play N Trade is home to a huge library of new and used current and retro video games, consoles, and accessories. Customers will find the latest blockbusters and AAA titles for current-generation consoles alongside 8-bit classics. Additionally, Play N Trade also offers console repair and will gladly buff scratches out of worn discs.
Pencils and markers are nowhere to be found amid the array of colorful paints that fill Artistico Express's cozy studio. Instead, painters of any age and ability reach for paintbrushes, sponges, and stamps to create personal artworks on everything from plates, tiles, and masks to jewelry created from silver clay.
Staying busy is a way of life for Joel Willson. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, his specialties include piano, violin, guitar, and mandolin. As a teacher, he's instructed high-school master classes and served as an elementary school artist-in-residence. He channels these dual passions at Baton Rouge Music Lessons, where he teaches keys and strings while his wife, Amy, handles flute. The pair's studio accommodates private and group lessons, which enrich each student's musical knowledge by dabbling in a variety of styles, including classical, country, and jazz.
James and Alicia Bourdier strive to share their passion for music with their students at helm Bon Temps Misique through lessons for anyone ages 4 and up. The duo specializes in areas of instruction that include instruments such as piano, drums, woodwinds, and brass, and they also offer composition and theory classes.
Strangely enough, it was Maria Prochaska Boudreaux's baby daughter who first spread the word about her art. When her daughter was born, Maria painted a mural in her room. Friends who stopped by to see the newborn became entranced by the piece, and soon they were requesting murals in their homes, too. Maria did them one better: she opened up her own art business, where she sells her work and hosts art classes for all ages.
During these classes, she teaches students how to make textured paintings with layers of color that create 3-D ridges on the canvas. One of her more popular classes is the Women, Wine, & Whatever series, a three-hour session complete with a BYOB policy. Guests paint whatever they desire on an 11"x14" canvas while Maria provides basic instruction on brushstroke techniques and how to keep hungry raccoons away from your still-life portraits. She also hosts children's birthday parties and painting classes with set subjects, which range from stylized fleurs-de-lis to flowers, butterflies, and even crawfish.