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All lessons purchased will be accessible via the web for a year. During that period you are free to download the lessons onto your computer for permanent access.
Good for one IROCKU Annual Membership
Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Level
Good for any single IROCKU Piano Lesson
Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Level
In 2014 Alfie won an international jazz competition of more than 9000 competitors, establishing him as one of the top young contemporary keyboardists in the world. He is in demand both in the US and Europe having recently performed at the renowned Marciac Jazz Festival in France. Alfie can be heard on Blues albums from Chris Goulstone’s ‘Chapel of Rock’ studio alongside Radiohead drummer Clive Deamer. Having previously attended Berklee College of Music, Alfie currently studies at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Alfie was recently selected by Chuck to transcribe his “Back to the Woods” album. Along with jazz, Alfie is equally comfortable playing and teaching hip hop, R&B, blues, and rock.
Cary is our creative director. Musically, Cary can take you anywhere you’d like to go! Cary is a versatile pianist, having performed worldwide with many diverse performers ranging from The Band’s Levon Helm to jazz legend John Scofield. Cary is a classically trained pianist and earned a double-degree from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester. Cary is a fanatic about rock rhythms and syncopation, an obsession he developed while playing keyboards for the Jamaican-jazz pioneers, The Skatalites. Cary is the musical director of the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance as well as the Director of the Rock’nRoll Camp at the Harvey School in Katonah.
Chris Vitarello is a gifted guitarist, inducted into the blues hall of fame in 2013. While Chris loves the blues, he’s also an accomplished and acclaimed jazz guitarist. Chris teaches all forms of contemporary guitar; blues, funk, rock, jazz.
In the last 20 years Chris has been a band member, recorded or shared the stage with many legendary blues artists and has appeared on 30 plus albums. Chris continues to perform nationally and internationally. He is a full time member of The Bruce Katz Band (keyboardist for Gregg Allman and Friends), The Chris O,Leary Band(lead singer for Levon Helm Band) and The Jeremy Baum Trio. He also tours with 8 time blues award nominee Tad Robinson. Chris attended Berklee College of Music from 1991 to 1993 and earned a bachelor’s degree in music at Western Connecticut State University in 2001.
Collin is a keyboardist, arranger, and composer and a graduate of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. As a child in Syracuse, New York, Collin got his musical start playing songs on piano by ear and later studied classical music extensively, before moving to New York City to study jazz. His influences include Frank Zappa, Dr. John, Richard Tee, Bill Evans, and James Booker. He currently works playing jazz, blues, R&B, and rock’n roll with a number of distinct groups, as well as teaching privately. Collin is a great instructor for beginners through advanced students who are looking to learn rock.
Gabe Gordon is a keyboardist, pianist, arranger and songwriter living in New York City. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Gabe performs and records across the northeast with a variety of acts (most notably as a founding member of NYC Indie-Soul sextet, The Rooks). Gabe also coordinates the Distance Learning program at the Manhattan School of Music. His work spans a vast array of genres, including Rock, Jazz, R&B and Soul, and his influences include Stevie Wonder, Steve Winwood, Billy Preston, Herbie Hancock, John Medeski and many more. Gabe is a great instructor for beginners through advanced players who are looking to learn rock.
Mark is a serious rocker. In 1988, Mark toured with Little Steven and the Disciple’s of Soul and co-produced and played keyboards and synthesizers on his Revolution album. Following the tour, Mark worked as a session player on various projects, including records with Darlene Love, The E Street Band, and Meat Loaf. He joined Meat Loaf in 1990 as pianist-vocalist, touring with him until 1996. In 1996, he performed with Luciano Pavarotti on Pavarotti’s Together for the Children of Bosnia CD. In 1997, Alexander joined Joe Cocker’s band on the Across From Midnight tour as the pianist and accordionist, and also played acoustic guitar. In 1998, he joined Enrique Iglesias’ band touring extensively for two years. He also played synthesizer in the Billy Joel musical Movin’ Out on Broadway and played keyboards on The Rascals, Once Upon a Dream and on the national tours of Jesus Christ Superstar and Love, Janis.
Rory Stuart a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist and composer, who designed the rhythm curriculum at New School University, teaches lessons in rhythm to players on all instruments (he has recently been giving private lessons to 3 world-renowned pianists). From phrasing and grooves in Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, swing, and funk, to rhythmic development, cross-rhythms, odd meters, changing meters, rhythmic superimposition and subdivision, feel modulation and metric modulation, Rory can help musicians at all levels and on all instruments with rhythm.
Described as “perhaps the most innovative straight-ahead guitarist to emerge in years” (Jazz Times), Rory has led acclaimed groups, and performed with a wide range of jazz legends, the list of names is a Who’s Who of jazz. He has performed and taught in countries around the world, and across the United States. Rory has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, named as one of the greatest living guitarists (“The Great Jazz Guitarists” by Scott Yanow), received New School’s top award for Teaching Excellence and is a Fulbright Scholar. A list of his former students reads like a “Who’s Who” of rising young jazz stars.
All video lessons and sheet music purchased will be accessible via the web for a year. During that period you are free to download the lessons onto your computer for permanent access.