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Play Authentic Boogie-Woogie Piano

with Paddy Milner

Get a masterclass in New Orleans piano style from one of the finest roots & blues pianists currently on the scene.

“I love it…there’s a guy who can really play the piano” Dave Brubeck

Instrument Piano

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  • 2 hours of HD tutorials from Paddy Milner
  • On-demand lifetime access to all lessons
  • PDF charts covering riffs and exercises in the course, including material made famous by Albert Ammons, Pinetop Smith, Pete Johnson and Meade Lux Lewis
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24 lessons · 2h 01m

Paddy Milner is one of the world's leading blues piano players. Following years with the late great Jack Bruce, he's now the keyboard player for Sir Tom Jones. He has won Best Keyboard Player at the British Blues awards twice.

Get an expert masterclass in authentic Boogie Woogie piano from one of the best blues piano players in the world! 
Learn the famous riffs and musical language of boogie legends like Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, and Pinetop Smith 
“…there’s a guy who can really play the piano” Dave Brubeck

In this course Paddy takes an in-depth look at boogie-woogie piano playing. Paddy draws upon his extensive playing experience and research to breakdown the musical language characteristic of boogie legends like Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis and Pinetop Smith. He covers the building blocks of boogie-woogie, characteristic language, and famous riffs from the repertorie. He also explains his own approach to boogie-woogie, how he keeps his playing fresh whilst remaining authentic. As well as teaching you legendary riffs, Paddy provides plenty of encouragement for you to come up with your own ideas within the boogie-woogie idiom.

The course is bursting with boogie-woogie, from insight into its origins and history to the secrets of its legends, and creative ideas for its future. A must for anyone serious about boogie woogie piano.

Lesson Plan

Show All 24 Lessons


Demonstration - 21st Century Boogie

Building Boogie Basses

Developing Basses Further

Minor Basses

Walking Basses

Getting Creative With 8-To-The-Bar Basses

Jimmy Yancey Style Latin Basses

Developing Your Own Basses - Rhythmic Ideas

Developing Your Own Basses - Harmonic Ideas & Suitcase Blues Study

Right-hand language using thirds

Right-hand language using sixths

Pete Johnson's Roll 'Em Pete Riff

Albert Ammons' Octave Riff

Meade Lux Lewis' Sixth Chord Riff

Pinetop Smith Riff - Creative Variations

New Orleans Influenced Boogie Riff

Introductions characteristic of boogie-woogie

Using Introductions as Breakdowns

Endings characteristic of boogie-woogie

Student Reviews

"An excellent video course!"
Antoine J
"Fantastic, I've learned so much! Paddy has great ideas and what an amazing player! Best money I ever spent on the piano"
Tom J
"All of Paddy's courses are the best courses about blues, boogie and New Orleans piano I've ever done. Thank you! I’m practising the whole day, and if he ever makes another course I'm buying it immediately!"
"After 3 years of trying blues courses, Paddy is by far the best teacher i've come across"

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Paddy Milner

Paddy Milner is not only recognised as one of the leading blues piano players in the world (he is currently keyboard player of choice for Sir Tom Jones , following several years with the late great Jack Bruce), but also as a superb original songwriter and distinctive singer. Just read the praise from the likes of Dave Brubeck! His playing was featured on the soundtrack for the hit 2019 film 'Rocketman'.
He has twice won the award for Best Keyboard Player in the British Blues Awards.
He holds a long standing residency as founder member of the Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion at the world renowned Ronnie Scott's club.
His current group LONDONOLA plays homegrown British music with a strong dose of New Orleans spirit, and his collaborative group JAWBONE goes from strength to strength after the release of their self-titled debut album.

  • “I love it…there’s a guy who can really play the piano” Dave Brubeck
  • “I highly recommend it. Somehow things start to feel much better!” Jack Bruce
  • “The best blues piano player in Europe…” Blues Access, USA
  • “Impressive & original” The Times
  • “Dazzling” The Independent
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