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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Piano Lessons



Summer Session Registration Info
June 15-August 7 

Classes are held on the days listed with each rec center, but the registrars will work with each student to select a specific class day and time.

Lyons Rec Center 624 Louisiana Ave. 
Registration is Thursday June 11, 4-6pm
Robert Pate, registrar

Classes: Mo 3:30pm- 7:30pm, Tu 3:30- 7:15pm,We 3:30am- 6:30pm
Treme Rec Center 900 N. Villere St.
Registration is Monday June 8, 4-6pm 
Carl Williams, Registar

Classes:  Mo 3:30-6pm, We 3:30-5:30pm, Th 3:30-6:30pm

Behrman Rec Center 2529 General Meyer Ave.
Registration is Tuesday June 9, 4-6pm 
Alton Blunt, registrar

Classes: Mo 3-8pm, We 3:30-5:30pm

Cut-Off Rec Center 6600 Belgrade St.
Registration will be at Behrman Rec Center Tuesday June 9, 4-6pm
Carl Williams, registrar

Classes:  We 3:30-8:00pm

Gernon Brown Rec Center 1001 Harrison Ave.
Registration is Friday June 12, 4-6pm
Alton Blunt, registrar 
Classes: Tu 2:30-5:15pm, Th 2:30-5:15pm

Joe W. Brown Rec Center 5601 Read Blvd.
Registration is Wednesday June 11, 4-6pm
Carl Williams, registrar

Classes:  Mo 10:15am-6:45pm, Tu 3:30-5:00pm; Th 3:30-6:45pm; Fr 12:45-5:15pm

Sanchez Rec Center 1616 Caffin Street
Registration is Wednesday June 10, 4-6pm
Robert Pate, registrar
Th 10:30am – 4:45pm, Fr 3:30pm – 5:15pm


Senior Choir

The Senior Choir meets on Mondays at 1pm at Joe W. Brown Rec Center and Tuesdays at 1pm at Gernon Brown Rec Center.  Drop in anytime. Registration is ongoing.  

Senior Social May 21, 12:30-2:30 at Gernon Brown Rec Center
The potluck social will feature performances from the Jazzy Seniors and the Sassy Seniors with the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance Senior Dance Fitness Program.  Both groups have won dance performance medal at the Greater New Orleans Senior Olympics for the past three years.  The NORDC Senior Choir and NORDC Senior Piano Students will also perform.  Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about NORDC’s senior programs and meet current participants and staff. The event is free and open to the public.


Piano Master Artist Series

The NORDC Piano Master Classes are made possible by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation and the Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education. Classes are invitation only for current NORDC piano students. Students have the opportunity to take master classes under the instruction of the following local musicians: 

Yisrael Trio
May 12 - 13

Widely revered for their superior musicianship and talent; The Yisrael Trio offers an impressive approach to music that inspires fans worldwide. The sibling trio mixes synth sounds with jazz and soul, which fuses into a cool neo-jazz vibe. Yirmeyahu, Yah’El and Yehosheba are The Yisrael Trio a fascinatingly talented family that has emerged as the best young jazz band in the country.


Jordan Baker
June 17 - 18

An accomplished jazz pianist completing his bachelor’s degree in music this May at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.  Mr. Baker’s professional resume’ includes a long list of scholarships, awards and honors including the national Theodore Presser Foundation Award and several awards presented by Yamaha International in recognition of his original compositions.  He has been involved with many community theatre productions as an accompanist and music director and has been employed by several area churches as a teacher and performer.

Joe Krown
July 15 - 16
In a city with a great piano-playing tradition and many talented modern-day practitioners of the keyboard arts, Krown is among the most recognizable piano men. He is a New Orleans styled piano and Hammond B-3 player. He has been nominated and wonnumerous New Orleans Big Easy Awards. His current All-Star trio with Walter Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste Jr. won a 2009 New Orleans Big Easy Award in the Blues Category and a 2009 Offbeat Awardfor Best R&B/Funk Album. In April 2014, he was honored with a Piano Legacy Award, presented by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and for being a "Master of Piano".




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