Play Authentic New Orleans Piano

with Paddy Milner

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Intermediate 40 lessons (2h 58m) Sheet music included Mobile, Tablet + Desktop

Play Authentic New Orleans Piano

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 and has won Best Keyboard Player at the British Blues awards multiple times. Learn more about Paddy Milner and his career on our blog.

In this course Paddy Milner takes an in-depth look at New Orleans style piano playing, where you will: 

  • Learn the language of the New Orleans blues piano legends like James Booker, Dr John, Professor Longhair and Jelly Roll Morton.

  • Explore classic pieces of New Orleans repertoire including Tipitina, Somebody Changed the Lock and Junco Partner.

Paddy draws upon his extensive playing experience and research to breakdown the musical language characteristic of New Orleans blues legends like Dr John, James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Jelly Roll Morton. Paddy pays particular attention to James Booker - a truly extraordinary and underexplored pianist.

Then, Paddy Milner gets inside the New Orleans blues piano style through classic repertoire like Tipitina, Junco Partner, and Somebody Changed the Lock. As well as teaching you style, Paddy provides plenty of encouragement for you to come up with your own ideas within the New Orleans idiom.

This New Orleans blues course is bursting with the spirit of the Crescent City, from insight into the origins and history of its unique music, to the secrets of its legends, and creative ideas for moving the music on. A must for anyone serious about New Orleans piano. 

Learn to play this exciting style of blues today! Or explore other genres with Paddy Milner’s range of courses on MusicGurus.

Player reviews

“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!”


“"Paddy is a fab teacher, communicator, and brill musician, love his courses"”