Piano Lessons • 6+
Fall Session September 8-December 11
Individual and group lessons for ages 6 and older at all skill levels. Learn how to read music, proper playing technique, and elementary music theory. Access to a piano or keyboard is mandatory. Lessons are held on the days listed, but the registrars will work with each student to select a specific day and time.
Instructors: Cordell Chambliss (piano supervisor), Alton Blunt, Robert Pate, and Carl Williams
Behrman Rec Center (register here for lessons at both Cut-Off and Behrman)
Register Wednesday, September 2, 4-6p
Behrman classes: Mo 3-7:30pm;
Cut-Off classes: We 3:15-7:45pm
Gernon Brown Rec Center
Register Thursday, Sept. 3, 4-6p
Classes: Tu 12:30-4:45pm; Th 1:30-5:15pm
Joe W. Brown Rec Center
Register Thursday, September 3, 4-6p
Classes: Mo 10:15am-6:45pm; Tu 10:15a-4:45pm; Th 1:15-6:45pm; Fr 12:45-5:15pm
Lyons Rec Center
Register Monday, August 13, 4-6p
Classes: Mo 12:30-7:15p; Tu 3:30-7:15p; We 10:45a-6:315p
Sanchez Rec Center
Register Friday, September 4, 4-6p
Classes: We 2:30-5:45pm; Th 12:30-5:15pm
Treme Rec Center
Register Tuesday, September 1, 4-6p
Classes: Mo 3:30-6pm; We 2:45-5:45pm;
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:
Tonya Boyd Cannon
Louisiana raised singer-songwriter Tonya Boyd-Cannon has been consumed with music her whole life. Her versatile showcase, distinct voice, and inspirational delivery has allowed her to work with likes of Jean Knight, Anthony Hamilton, KEM & Jaheim, Eve, Cassandra Wilson, Rhonda Richmond and Danny Glover. Along with performances in showcases and festivals around the country, her recent appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” has catapulted her to national prominence.
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.
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.
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".