MATT BARILE  Music Director   The Music Director at The Rock Underground, Matt began his music career as an audio engineer for the campus music venue of his undergraduate studies at Binghamton University, all the while playing and performing in both original and cover bands. After graduating with his Masters in Music Business and Technology from NYU, Matt secured a role as a composer, producer and sound designer with an Emmy-award winning Sonic Branding firm, Audiobrain, in Manhattan.  With the company, Matt has written, produced, and supervised music featured on NBC networks, including on-site for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, with his music also aired during the 2014 Sochi Olympics Gold Medal Hockey game and The Last Gold documentary (aired during this year's Rio Summer Olympic Games). He has also designed ringtones, app sounds and system notifications released on over 1 billion Android phones globally, created product sounds for the Ultimate Ears line of blue tooth speakers, written and produced music for the New York Football Giants official broadcast music package, and produced music, designed sounds and casted and recorded voices for WNET's educational game series Mission US, amongst several other music and audio based projects, including for brands such as Holland America Cruise Lines, Amazon, Kia, and Logitech.  Through all this, Matt has discovered the greatest of rewards in being able to share his love of music and sound with the young, budding musicians of the world, particularly here in the Warwick Valley. As an instructor of guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, and drums, Matt has very few available lesson slots remaining so be sure to call us soon at 845-595-1801 to reserve a free trial with Matt, or if you already have experience with playing, call to inquire about our Performance Ensembles or Adult Band program run by Matt!

 

MATT BARILE

Music Director 

The Music Director at The Rock Underground, Matt began his music career as an audio engineer for the campus music venue of his undergraduate studies at Binghamton University, all the while playing and performing in both original and cover bands. After graduating with his Masters in Music Business and Technology from NYU, Matt secured a role as a composer, producer and sound designer with an Emmy-award winning Sonic Branding firm, Audiobrain, in Manhattan.

With the company, Matt has written, produced, and supervised music featured on NBC networks, including on-site for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, with his music also aired during the 2014 Sochi Olympics Gold Medal Hockey game and The Last Gold documentary (aired during this year's Rio Summer Olympic Games). He has also designed ringtones, app sounds and system notifications released on over 1 billion Android phones globally, created product sounds for the Ultimate Ears line of blue tooth speakers, written and produced music for the New York Football Giants official broadcast music package, and produced music, designed sounds and casted and recorded voices for WNET's educational game series Mission US, amongst several other music and audio based projects, including for brands such as Holland America Cruise Lines, Amazon, Kia, and Logitech.

Through all this, Matt has discovered the greatest of rewards in being able to share his love of music and sound with the young, budding musicians of the world, particularly here in the Warwick Valley. As an instructor of guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, and drums, Matt has very few available lesson slots remaining so be sure to call us soon at 845-595-1801 to reserve a free trial with Matt, or if you already have experience with playing, call to inquire about our Performance Ensembles or Adult Band program run by Matt!

 Caitlin caporale  Vocal Instructor  Singing has always been Caitlin's passion. From an early age she sang in the school chorus and competed in many local talent competitions. YouTube became an outlet where she showcased her vocal ability, while gaining a significant fanbase. Caitlin studied Vocal Performance and Music Business at SUNY Orange.  In 2015, Caitlin made her national debut on The Emmy Award Winning television show, NBC's "The Voice". During her blind audition she sang an epic unrehearsed duet with one of the greatest female vocalists of all time, Christina Aguilera. All four coaches were blown away! Being a part of Team Pharrell, she was one of his exclusive top five artists. Overall, Caitlin placed in the Top 20 of The Voice, Season 8 USA. Her blind audition has captured over 10 million + views worldwide.  Caitlin's Debut EP, Canvas was released in November 2016 where she showcased not only her voice but songwriting abilities as well. She has been with The Rock Underground for over a year now and enjoys teaching her Glee classes along with private vocal lessons. Caitlin has many years of experience in the music industry to help guide aspiring singers, teaching everything from vocal techniques to strengthen the voice to tips on how to perform with confidence.

Caitlin caporale

Vocal Instructor

Singing has always been Caitlin's passion. From an early age she sang in the school chorus and competed in many local talent competitions. YouTube became an outlet where she showcased her vocal ability, while gaining a significant fanbase. Caitlin studied Vocal Performance and Music Business at SUNY Orange.

In 2015, Caitlin made her national debut on The Emmy Award Winning television show, NBC's "The Voice". During her blind audition she sang an epic unrehearsed duet with one of the greatest female vocalists of all time, Christina Aguilera. All four coaches were blown away! Being a part of Team Pharrell, she was one of his exclusive top five artists. Overall, Caitlin placed in the Top 20 of The Voice, Season 8 USA. Her blind audition has captured over 10 million + views worldwide.

Caitlin's Debut EP, Canvas was released in November 2016 where she showcased not only her voice but songwriting abilities as well. She has been with The Rock Underground for over a year now and enjoys teaching her Glee classes along with private vocal lessons. Caitlin has many years of experience in the music industry to help guide aspiring singers, teaching everything from vocal techniques to strengthen the voice to tips on how to perform with confidence.

 kevin milnes  Piano, Ukulele & Vocal Instructor  Kevin is happy to be back east after a few years in Denver and Phoenix. He has worked as an actor and director across the country in regional theaters and has been seen Off-Broadway and on television and film. Kevin studied Theatre Performance at Wagner College in New York and is also a composer for musical theatre. He has taught private voice and piano in his personal studio in New York and Colorado as well as at the Loveland Academy of Music. In Phoenix, he worked with the the Phoenix Center for the Arts as an acting, music, and dance instructor for youth.

kevin milnes

Piano, Ukulele & Vocal Instructor

Kevin is happy to be back east after a few years in Denver and Phoenix. He has worked as an actor and director across the country in regional theaters and has been seen Off-Broadway and on television and film. Kevin studied Theatre Performance at Wagner College in New York and is also a composer for musical theatre. He has taught private voice and piano in his personal studio in New York and Colorado as well as at the Loveland Academy of Music. In Phoenix, he worked with the the Phoenix Center for the Arts as an acting, music, and dance instructor for youth.

 kris allis  Guitar, Bass, and Drums Instructor  Kris grew up with a deep passion for music. He would try every sport, but would always end up choosing to listen to CDs wherever he went. At around 11 years old, he discovered his grandfather’s drum set and would play for hours whenever he got a chance. At around 16 years old, he decided to pick up the guitar and it helped develop his newfound passion for songwriting and music production. Once he began attending Rockland Community College, he joined the Contemporary Music Ensemble where he would play drums. After a year in the ensemble, he decided to put all of his focus into music and started playing the bass in order to continue in the ensemble as the main bassist for another year. He then left community college and now attends SUNY Purchase College where he was accepted into the Studio Production program.  Kris now takes music very seriously, constantly studying, recording, analyzing, writing, and playing music. He has a deep understanding and interest in a diverse range of genres and styles of music throughout many decades. His experience has led him to The Rock Underground as a multi-instrumental instructor teaching students of many ages.

kris allis

Guitar, Bass, and Drums Instructor

Kris grew up with a deep passion for music. He would try every sport, but would always end up choosing to listen to CDs wherever he went. At around 11 years old, he discovered his grandfather’s drum set and would play for hours whenever he got a chance. At around 16 years old, he decided to pick up the guitar and it helped develop his newfound passion for songwriting and music production. Once he began attending Rockland Community College, he joined the Contemporary Music Ensemble where he would play drums. After a year in the ensemble, he decided to put all of his focus into music and started playing the bass in order to continue in the ensemble as the main bassist for another year. He then left community college and now attends SUNY Purchase College where he was accepted into the Studio Production program.

Kris now takes music very seriously, constantly studying, recording, analyzing, writing, and playing music. He has a deep understanding and interest in a diverse range of genres and styles of music throughout many decades. His experience has led him to The Rock Underground as a multi-instrumental instructor teaching students of many ages.

 Walter Moran  Piano & Guitar Instructor  Walt started playing piano at the age of four. He was influenced by the band Dream Theater at an early age. Having an influence from progressive rock, he developed an interest in music theory and expanding his music knowledge. Since high school, he’s been in many rock/metal bands playing shows throughout Orange County. In his spare time, he is a studio engineer and mixes songs for other musicians.   

Walter Moran

Piano & Guitar Instructor

Walt started playing piano at the age of four. He was influenced by the band Dream Theater at an early age. Having an influence from progressive rock, he developed an interest in music theory and expanding his music knowledge. Since high school, he’s been in many rock/metal bands playing shows throughout Orange County. In his spare time, he is a studio engineer and mixes songs for other musicians.

 

 LORINC ZORD  Drum Instructor  Lorinc was born in Hungary, into a family full of musicians, his father was a drummer, his uncle played the piano and bass, and his grandparents were both music teachers! Growing up surrounded by music always watching his fathers band rehearse and play, Lorinc started to practice playing the drums around 6 years old, and eventually playing with his fathers band!  His father was a big influence all his life growing up, “It is the most amazing thing, to have your father, best friend and teacher all in one person!", Lorinc always said! After high school, Lorinc was admitted to a music college in Budapest, Hungary where he studied music theory, music history, stage performance, Jazz, Latin, Funk, Blues and Rock drumming styles and eventually got around to studying all styles of music including Brazil and Afro-Cuban drumming. He has experience playing with a band of almost every music style, and traveled throughout Hungary, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Austria. His main band while in college was a Jimi Hendrix Tribute band. After college, Lorinc decided to come to the US to study more music, he studied for 3 years at DCI (The Drum Collective Institute). He now wants to help educate and encourage drummers of all ages!      

LORINC ZORD

Drum Instructor

Lorinc was born in Hungary, into a family full of musicians, his father was a drummer, his uncle played the piano and bass, and his grandparents were both music teachers! Growing up surrounded by music always watching his fathers band rehearse and play, Lorinc started to practice playing the drums around 6 years old, and eventually playing with his fathers band!  His father was a big influence all his life growing up, “It is the most amazing thing, to have your father, best friend and teacher all in one person!", Lorinc always said! After high school, Lorinc was admitted to a music college in Budapest, Hungary where he studied music theory, music history, stage performance, Jazz, Latin, Funk, Blues and Rock drumming styles and eventually got around to studying all styles of music including Brazil and Afro-Cuban drumming. He has experience playing with a band of almost every music style, and traveled throughout Hungary, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Austria. His main band while in college was a Jimi Hendrix Tribute band. After college, Lorinc decided to come to the US to study more music, he studied for 3 years at DCI (The Drum Collective Institute). He now wants to help educate and encourage drummers of all ages!