Ethan Leinwand

Ethan Leinwand is a barrelhouse blues pianist and preservationist based in St. Louis, MO. Originally from Middletown, CT, Ethan has spent time living in New Orleans and Brooklyn. He moved to St. Louis, MO in 2014 and performs regularly in his adopted home city. In addition to his solo work, Ethan is a part of multiple projects, including Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys, The Bottlesnakes, and The St. Louis Steady Grinders. Ethan performs throughout the United States and Europe, and is gaining recognition as one of the country’s leading exponents of barrelhouse blues piano. Contact at

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Songs ranked by difficulty to play from Level 1-5 (L-1) being the easiest (L-5) the hardest.

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The Very Best Piano Instruction presents the recorded material as Courses, Mini Courses and Songs. Courses are topic orientated and teach on subjects such as piano basics, inversions and as seen below, Blues Scales. Mini Courses go into the details and analysis of one particular song which is whatever the player might think important, such as the songs key and chord structure. Songs are what make up the majority of the material on this site and are broken down into “Intro, Whole Song & Parts”. In the Intro the player will state the song tile and possibly some background information followed by the Whole Song played in its entirety. It is then broken down into Parts that can be played back at 100% and 30% speeds. The Mini Courses have the “Intro, Whole Song & Parts” included, so no need to buy both for a particular song. We offer it like this so if you don’t need or want the analysis just buy the song and save.