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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Piano Lessons

Summer Session June 15-August 7
The registration period is over, but there may be lesson availability.  Please contact the rec center directly.

Classes are held on the days listed with each rec center.

Treme Rec Center 900 N. Villere St.- 658-3160
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. - 364-4092
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. - 364-4059
NOTE:  Registration for Cut-Off classes will be at Behrman Rec Center on Tuesday, June 9, 4-6pm
Carl Williams, registrar

Classes:  We 3:30-8:00pm

Sanchez Rec Center 1616 Caffin Street - 658-3059
Registration is Wednesday, June 10, 4-6pm
Robert Pate, registrar
Th 10:30am – 4:45pm, Fr 3:30pm – 5:15pm

Lyons Rec Center 624 Louisiana Ave. - 658-3004
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

Joe W. Brown Rec Center 5601 Read Blvd. - 658-3080
Registration is Thursday, 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
Gernon Brown Rec Center 1001 Harrison Ave. - 658-3151
Registration is Friday, June 12, 4-6pm
Alton Blunt, registrar 
Classes: Tu 2:30-5:15pm, Th 2:30-5:15pm




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
April 29-30

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.


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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