Rory McInroy   Professional Jazz Piano and Piano Tuition

Online lessons with an experienced professional jazz pianist!

Have you ever wanted to learn to play jazz, rock or pop music on the piano?  Do you want to free yourself from the dots and learn how to work from chords, play tunes by ear, make up tunes and improvise?

Lessons can be in person or online via Facetime or Skype, if you don't live near the West Oxfordshire area.  Contact me for more details via this website or DM me on my Facebook page.

Here's picture kindly sent in by a mum of me teaching a pupil online - notice the extra attention the teacher gets by being on a screen!

Excellent Professional Jazz Pianist with 30 years performing and 20 years teaching experience

Solo piano for functions covering a range of styles - from jazz to rock, pop and showtunes - creating a sophisticated ambience for your event.

Jazz bands for functions - only top professional musicians used.  You can hear samples of my playing on this site. 

Private piano tuition, including teaching jazz improvisation, is offered at my home in Carterton, West Oxfordshire.  Both classical and jazz ABRSM grades are taught.  Reading music, playing by ear, composing and playing from chords are all encouraged - why not learn to play from an experienced professional performer?  Here's a link to my page on 

and a link to my advert, which includes some testimonials about my teaching:

 I am based in the Oxfordshire area, but will travel up to two hours for professional engagements.

Upcoming Gigs

Sunday 12 March Playing with the Otto Carretta quartet at The Rose and Crown, North Parade, Oxford.  The weekly Sunday night jazz is well-established, with a great crowd and atmosphere.

Otto is a very fine saxophonist, and we're ably supported by the dream rhythm section of Esther Ng on bass and Stephen Law on drums.  Music from 7-9pm.

Thursday 30 March Playing at Jojo's Cafe Bar on the Cowley Road, Oxford, with the wonderful singer Claire Jones and the amazing Steve Kershaw on double bass.  Claire has a varied repertoire encompassing jazz, funk, latin and the sophisticated end of pop, and the three of us have a great musical connection.  Music from 8pm

Saturday 1 April It's the same great trio of Claire, steve and I continuing our tour of East Oxford with a gig at the quirky Mad Hatters Club, just off the Iffley Road.  A really interesting venue, and on this occasion, great music as well!  Music from 8pm

Sunday 2 April  Playing at Fat Lils, Corn Street, Witney - there is great lunchtime jazz there on the first Sunday of the month. This month's star guest is the amazing young tenor player Mike Wilkins, who's bursting with energy and ideas, and we're backed by one of my favourite rhythm sections -  popular club stalwart Steve Kershaw on double bass, and the amazing Noah Stone on drums.  Music from 1.30-3.30pm

Monday 10 April Playing at The Wine Bar, 12 High Street, Highworth as part of their monthly jazz series, once again with the great vocalist Claire Jones, the ubiquitous Steve Kershaw on bass, and this time also with the wonderful saxophonist Mike Wills, who improves any musical situation he finds himself in!  and there's always a great atmosphere at the club.  Music from 8pm.

Friday 28th April Playing as part of the Grand Charity Jazz Concert at Exeter Hall in Kidlington, organised by the Oxfordshire Jazz Federation.  I'll be featured in a two piano duet with the great Cheltenham-based pianist Rod Kelly, and later I'll be playing with the fantastic Big Colors Big Band.  Music from 7.30pm, tickets £11.  Available from, or on the door.

Sunday 7th May  I'm really looking forward to this one this month at Fat Lils the star guest is ALAN BARNES, one of the best saxophonists in the country, with an international reputation.  He's not only a stunningly good player, he's very entertaining too.  I'll attempt to keep up, and we're joined by two fantastic young professional players - Noah Stone on drums and Asaph Tal on bass.  Booking early is advised for this one!  Music from 1.30-3.30pm.  

Thursday 25 May Another lovely laid-back gig with the singer Claire Jones and Bass player Steve Kershaw at Jojo's cafe on the Cowley Road.  Music from 8pm.

Sunday 2 July Claire Jones is the featured artist at Fat Lils this month, with a different lineup - we're joined by the amazing Esther Ng on double bass, who plays with incredible energy, Noah Stone on drums, and the fantastic Alastair Penman on saxophone.  Music from 1.30-3.30pm.

Sunday 16 July  Playing at the Rose and Crown, North Parade, Oxford again with the Mike Wilkins Quartet.  Mike is a fantastic tenor player with a very impressive CV, and we're joined by old pros Mike Goff on drums and Steve Kershaw on bass.  Music from 7-9pm.

Sunday 3 September  Two gigs today!

The featured artist for the monthly jazz at fat Lils in Witney is Nicola Harrison, a singer who has done everything from musical theatre to modern classical, but loves singing jazz too. She's always very entertaining!  We're joined by Noah Stone on drums and Steve Kershaw on bass.  Music from 1.30-3.30pm.

That same evening you can here me with another singer, the great Claire Jones, at the Rose and Crown in North Parade, Oxford.  we'll be joined by top bass player Steve Kershaw and stunning London saxophonist Alastair Penman. Music from 7-9pm.


Thanks so much to you and your saxophonist for your performance last weekend, it was just what we were looking for!

Liam Ward  (wedding client)  

Dear Rory, I had a fabulous time last Saturday, and of course you and the other musicians were a big part of it.  I have had so much feedback from guests and all of it complimentary. The music was perfect for the occasion and you just seemed to know my style.  The big plus was the fact that the music didn't overpower the rest of the party, and people wanted to dance.  I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others who want a special occasion. 

Christine Summerell  (70th birthday client) 

Your trio were exceptional, and it was a pleasure dealing with you from the beginning. On the night the band was playing by the time we arrived, and the music was wonderful, creating exactly the mood we wanted- refined...but fun! We've had such good feedback from our guests. I am thrilled that you learned "House Party" by Fred Wesley for us- it was an absolute highlight!    

                  Bianca and Ash Potterton (wedding clients)

Rory played at my birthday party and did the most wonderful job. He not only played his own selection of jazz standards and songs from the shows, but also accompanied musician friends singing Jerome Kern and Robbie Williams. This leant a very special and personal quality to the evening.  We’ve already booked him for our next village do! 

               Susie Vaughan (private function client)

Just a note of appreciation for your wonderful playing at my birthday ' bash' . Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a lovely birthday present to myself. I'm trying to think of a good reason to ask you back - or any reason at all! Thank you

                Pat Johnson (private function client)


I just wanted to feedback to you on The Rory McInroy Jazz Trio last Saturday. They were exceptional in EVERY way! We couldn't have been more happy. They performed with real aplomb, musicality, a sense of humour and fitted right into the event. They were absolutely charming as well, and we loved their performances. We would recommend them to anyone. 

               Kingsley Wheaton  (wedding client)


Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to The Rory McInroy Trio, they performed marvellously and were just what I wanted.  They fitted right into the program for the event and I would like to thank them for their flexibility.

              Derek Flatt  (private function client)




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