About Us

Louisiana Partimento Conservatory (LPC) is a charity and music trade school on the model of the great Neapolitan conservatories of the 18th century. LPC and its faculty see music as a trade best learned through apprenticeship.

LPC students are instructed and mentored in the five principles:

    1. Performance
    2. Logistics
    3. Ethics
    4. Recording and Production
    5. Community Relations.

All communities afford opportunity for the application of marketable musical skills. LPC students will receive training from working professionals, teachers that have and are continuing to compose and perform popular music.

All genres of music were in their time popular music. Today’s working musician needs to be well rounded; exposed to all kinds of music as well as all of the supporting jobs and career paths that support both live and recorded music business.

Students must be prepared with skills and knowledge to build and sustain a professional musical life. This includes logistical and ethical training so students grow to both embody themselves and recognize in others the traits of professionalism.

LPC understands that the learning of trades also requires passing knowledge on to others. Our programs are open to all, and students will from the beginning be encouraged to teach others what they have learned. Teaching reinforces learning. For this reason we reach out into the community to bring music and music instruction to all ages and levels of ability. LPC is an elite music program that does not require the student to be elite to enter.

Portrait of Fedele Fenaroli
Fenaroli, a Neapolitan master of partimento.