If you already play piano and are ready to get into blues, barrelhouse, boogie-woogie, or rock playing, this is the class for you! AND if play another instrument and you want to find out more about the music of the legendary group The Band, join this class for a double dose of fun!
If you already play piano and are ready to get into blues, barrelhouse, boogie-woogie, or rock playing, Louie starts with fairly simple rhythm patterns and expands into solo playing. He systematically builds strength and agility, first in the right hand, then in the left, until you are playing complicated right- and left-hand patterns and are on your way to playing both lead and rhythm piano. He gives hints and pointers about playing in the traditional blues, rock, and folk styles, both as a soloist and as a member of a band. Learn how to sing along or accompany a singer while playing some Band songs and blues favorites.
Don't play the piano? No problem! Bring your stringed instrument and learn the music of the legendary group The Band.