Director of Dr. Woods’ Rock University, in charge of coordinating and overseeing Rock U from start to finish, each term. In addition to the Rock U group classes, Eric also teaches individual lessons. Eric studied under Zvonameir Tot and Mike Bazen and performed in the Jazz Ensemble at McHenry County College. Eric also played guitar, mandolin and drums in the broadway in Chicago production of Jersey Boys. Eric works with a wide range of skill-levels and age groups; he has taught Dr. Woods’ drum and guitar classes at local elementary schools, and has been teaching lessons at Dr. Woods for nearly ten years. Whether you're just beginning to play, or you're or looking to improve your existing skills, Eric is available Monday through Thursday & Saturdays to teach piano, drums, or guitar.
Greg Mackintosh is an award-winning keyboard artist, composer and arranger. Trained as a classical organist and jazz pianist, Greg studied music theory and composition at Duke University where he was tutored by the late jazz piano legend Mary Lou Williams and former Thelonious Monk sideman Paul Jeffrey. Greg has won over 50 music competitions including the U.S. title in the prestigious Yamaha National Electone Festival, where he went on to earn the bronze medal at the International Competition in Hamburg, Germany.
Greg has performed or recorded with an impressive array of jazz standouts including Louie Bellson, Michael Brecker, Mark Colby, Paul Jeffrey, Scott Hamilton, Brad Goode, Michael Manson, Geary Moore and Stephanie Nakasian. He has opened for Dizzy Gillespie, Ellis Marsalis, Marian McPartland, McCoy Tyner and Ben Vereen among others. Greg is available for teaching both beginners and advanced students.