New Orleans Blues, Funk, & RnB Course with Jon Cleary

Hey Y’all :cowboy_hat_face:

I’ve been in New Orleans for the last few months looking for a Blues/Gospel/Funk teacher.

I’m very happy to announce New Orleans piano legend Jon Cleary as the latest addition to our teaching team.

Learn more about Jon here:

New Orleans Blues, Funk, & RnB

We have recorded a series of lessons incorporating New Orleans Blues, Funk, & RnB styles.

Here are a couple of shots from our recording session:

Jon’s course covers the following topics:

  • The History Of New Orleans Piano Music
  • 12/8 Grooves
  • Rhumba/Habanera Grooves
  • Funk Grooves & Rhythms
  • New Orleans Blues
  • Reharmonising The Blues
  • Blues Improvisation
  • “12 Bar Blues” Tutorial
  • “Frenchman St Blues” Tutorial
  • “Moonburn” Tutorial
  • “Go To The Mardi Gras” Tutorial

Here’s a preview of one of the lessons:

The intro music is from Jon’s lesson on “Funk Grooves” and the video shows Jon arranging his tune “Frenchman St Blues”:

Here are some performances of Jon and his band:

Search YouTube & Spotify to listen to more of Jon’s work:

We are working on editing and transcribing the lessons. More updates to follow.



Hey PianoGroovers :wave:

Jon’s course on New Orleans Blues, Funk, & RnB will be launching soon.

Check out the first lesson to get a flavour for the course and its contents:

In this 11-lesson course, Jon breaks down the core elements of New Orleans Blues, Funk, and Gospel styles.

Enjoy the preview and more updates to follow shortly.


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