Music Tree Prep School | 4833 Church St. | Zachary, La. 70791 | musictreeprep@gmail.com | (225) 654-1271

Private Instruction


The Music Tree offers private instruction in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, and percussion.


We teach students of all ages, including adults who are new to music lessons or have not studied in many years.

Top Tier Faculty


All of our faculty are professional musicians and members of national organizations that provide performance and competition opportunities for pre-college musicians.


The Music Tree offers performance opportunities each semester to give students who are ready to perform a venue for sharing their music with family and friends.

More Than Just Lessons


We offer offer a variety of classes for children and adults in addition to private lessons. View currently available classes on our Ensembles/Camps page!

  • ZOOM String Camp

  • MUSIC CLUBHOUSE (no kids allowed)

  • Garage Band

  • Music Theory Classes

Thais Perkins


Owner / Executive Director
B.M., M.M., D.M.A., piano performance



Dr. Thais Perkins is the owner and Executive Director of the Music Tree Prep School. The Music Tree has served Zachary, La., and its surrounding communities since 2013.


A performer and educator, she holds the following degrees in piano performance: Bachelor of Music - Loyola University; Master of Music - Southeastern University; Doctor of Musical Arts - Louisiana State University.

Dr. Perkins has been on the faculty of the music departments of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Southern University in Baton Rouge, and Baton Rouge Community College. She has served as the Founding Director of the SLU Community Music School and the Music Tree Preparatory School in Covington, La., as well as Director of the LSU Music Academy.


She has served as a board member and president of the board of the Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ). She currently serves as Performance Director for the DeBose National Piano Competition. Dr. Perkins is a member of The Music Teachers National Association, the American College of Musicians, and the national music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.

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4833 Church St.

Zachary, La. 70791




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