Rolling Stones keyboard player Chuck Leavell has developed an online teaching platform for music students to learn how to play piano.
Leavell is the co-founder of IROCKU.com. The New York City Department of Education has selected the platform to provide rock and roll workshops.
“I have been fortunate in my career in music to have recorded and toured with many incredibly talented artists including a host of rock superstars,” Chuck said in a statement to Noise11.com. “All these years I’ve had fans, musicians, and teachers constantly ask me ” how can I learn to play like that”? Well, here’s how! I developed IROCKU’s online rock piano lessons to share my passion for the piano and to pass on what I’ve learned from over 40 years of playing with rock’s superstars. IROCKU is a system designed to teach anyone how to play rock and roll on the piano and we have a very simple mission- make learning to play rock piano easy and fun.”
IROCKU.com is an interactive platform where students and teachers can converse online, get feedback, ask questions and learn the tricks of the trade from experts in the field.
Each IROCKU lesson is presented in 7 different levels. Beginners start with levels 1-3, intermediate players hone their skills with levels 3-5 and advanced players challenge themselves to play the licks of rock’s greatest keyboardists with levels 5-7. For students just starting out, the IROCKU online “note learner” teaches the core concepts of music.
For a sample lesson, please visit: http://www.irocku.com/registration/