Episodes

Reflections of a Wise Young Artist

Internationally-acclaimed recording artist and performer, Ariel Pocock, began playing piano at a very early age. In fact, she doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t play. Her recording success and constant performance schedule came to a halt when Covid hit. Now she reflects on who she really is as an artist. Show Notes Website Recordings...

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Following Your Path in the Music Business

The people who succeed in the music business use what they’ve been given. They usually don’t make themselves into someone they’re not. Journeyman musician and engineer, Alex Lowe, has been true to his own path and has found his musical niche. Hundreds of recordings, movies and TV shows later, he talks about his journey and...

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Destined to be a Concert Pianist in NY

Do you believe in fate? Sometimes there seem to be forces at work in our lives, forces that have us on a particular track, which seems inescapable. Katya Grineva’s life is full of meant-to-be scenarios. We discussed growing up in Russia, her miraculous attendance of Horowitz’s Return-to-Moscow concert, her studies with Pavel Messner, her ability...

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The Life of a Concert Pianist

If you get to know anyone well enough, you’ll discover a rich life story you couldn’t have imagined. But, the life of a concert pianist usually involves some unique twists and turns: crazy performance situations, international travel, life-changing mentors and personal relationships with pianos! In this episode, talented concert pianist, Shuann Chai, candidly shares her...

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Her Story: Conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados

As Oscar Wilde famously said, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Talented, dynamic and award-winning conductor, Lina Gonzalez-Granados, has made her mark in the music world by doing just that. Her resume is impressive, for sure, but her understanding of life and how to walk your own path in a competitive world is inspiring....

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A Conversation with Kays

Film composer and director, Kays Al-Atrakchi, shared his story about growing up in the world’s most captivating city (Florence), relocating to the home of Disney (Orlando), playing in a high school rock band with Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), studying film scoring at Berklee College of Music, and working for some of the biggest names in...

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The PianoGuy Behind the Scenes

Craig Knudsen could have lived his life in the spotlight, but instead, he found himself quietly impacting the lives of millions from behind the scenes. From his technology creations with Yamaha to his work with YouTube sensations, ThePianoGuys, he is inspiring countless music-makers of all ages and genres. Show notes: ThePianoGuys Avatar Music Video (“Behind...

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Mac Potts is Putting it All Out There

Since before the age of two, Mac Potts has been tickling the ivories. Born totally-blind with perfect pitch and prodigious talent, Mac’s passion to play for the enjoyment of his listeners has captivated his fans. On this podcast he talks about leaning to play in the early days, his personal moments with Harry Connick Jr.,...

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Get Ready to Explore Music with Lisa Bergman

If you love music, working in the music business can be a dream. But, you’ve got to love it. And, success can be elusive, even if you do love it. So, how do we get there? Is it just luck? Do we need to be über-talented? Talent helps, but being people-savvy is key. Award-winning classical...

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