How To Play Boogie Woogie Piano

How to play Boogie Woogie piano for beginners video

There are plenty of videos on the internet showing you how to play Boogie Woogie Piano, but this one caught my eye (err ear?), as he starts off with the same bass line that John teaches in our course How To Play Boogie Woogie Piano. Now, I must confess, I haven’t run this past John…

Continue Reading →

Playing Boogie Woogie Piano

Boogie Woogie Piano Warm Up

We received this question from one of our members, Wendy, this evening, and rather than reply directly to Wendy, we thought you might all be interested in this one. So I sent Wendy’s question over to Dr John, and here is his reply:   Thanks John. Wendy, I started practising the Hugh Laurie Swanee River…

Continue Reading →

Hugh Laurie Swanee River

Swanee River Boogie Woogie Piano Left Hand – Hugh Laurie Style

I love this piece, and I love the way Hugh Laurie does it! Unfortunately you might have to endure some advertising before the video plays, but the wait is worth it! But you know what is really, really cool?  Having a best mate who just so happens to be a Dr of music, a complete…

Continue Reading →

Peter the Elephant

Has this elephant had Boogie Woogie Piano lessons with John?

We’ve all heard the excuses as to why people can’t play piano.  All fingers and thumbs, too clumsy etc, but at least we have fingers and thumbs! Check out Peter the elephant from Thailand.  He is doing his very best to duet with his master on the piano, and not doing a bad job with his…

Continue Reading →

Playing Boogie Woogie PIano

Boogie Woogie Piano Piece From A Student

Here is a great little piece that a student of John’s emailed him today. It’s really rewarding to see music being created that has been inspired by the content they have been shown, and it just shows you what Dr John ‘Boogie Woogie’ Branton’s pupils go on to achieve! You can listen to the piece itself…

Continue Reading →


Kelsey Grammer on playing piano

“Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you’re listening. Playing the piano allows you to do both at the same time.” Kelsey Grammer

Continue Reading →


Musician Birthday and Free Piano Lesson

Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph born November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) Known professionally as Minnie Riperton, she was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single “Lovin’ You”. She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from 1972 until her death in the summer of 1979. They had two children: music…

Continue Reading →

Saloon Piano

Some Boogie Woogie On An Old Saloon Piano

Sometimes, things that aren’t perfect, are nearer to perfection than the well polished things!  Well it makes sense to me. Take a look at this video.  The sound of the piano is awesome.  Far from perfect, but close your eyes and you could certainly be in a bar in the old Wild West! Enjoy! Trevor

Continue Reading →


Boogie Woogie Piano Master – Meade Lux Lewis

Old school boogie woogie with Meade Lux Lewis! Great stuff.  Believe it or not, as old as this footage looks, Meade only died in 1964. His best know work was  “Honky Tonk Train Blues”.

Continue Reading →


Boogie Woogie Piano Back in The Day

Well who would have thought, way back then (in 1991) that some 22 years later, my music tutor and I would have put together a website teaching people all over the world how to play this stuff? This is a photo I took this morning of the worksheet that John Branton gave me at one…

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 2