When I was a teenager, I had the sheet music to “Nola” but I never did learn to play it. It was deifinitely not ragtime. By the time I was in my early teens, I had had about all I wanted of playing the piano. Took lessons for a time and all that, but it was just not fun anymore. Then I went to a ragtime concert put on by a guy named “Ragtime” Bob Darch. The following week I visited with my grandmother, who had been a piano player back in the silent movie days when she was a girl. She had a couple of ragtime pieces of music and gave them to me. I presented them to my music teacher and he agreed to switch me from classical to ragtime. I got pretty good at it. Ragtime is “written to be played”. Once you get the syncopation down, it’s easy because your hands are almost always in the right place for the next notes. Some pieces do require a bit of force and a significant reach.
But “Nola” is an altogether different thing. It’s syncopated, but in a different way from any ragtime I ever played. My hat’s off to you.