Chris Hobson, Matt Gregory and Akiko Hobson sitting with a ballet master extraordinaire #DavidYowOfInstagram discuss playing for ballet class. The dos and the don’ts, the philosophy behind it and we’ll talk about our own experiences as we go along. Join us on our journey of ballet music and ballet class chat as we talk through this often underrated and misunderstood profession.
Playing Ballet Repertoire
We bring you an exciting new episode this week, hosted by Matt, and it’s about playing for repertoire, solo, and variation class.As Chris and Akiko have the most experience with this side of the job, they share with us all the insightful information...
Arranging Ballet Class Repertoire
In the absence of David Yow, the three pianists bring you a Hot Topic episode very close to our hearts, and an essential skill required to becoming a successful ballet pianist. We are discussing how we arrange existing pieces of music to make it...
Choosing Class Repertoire
How we choose what we will play for class, the many ways you can build your repertoire, and where you can gain inspiration for choosing the tunes you play.
In this episode, we reflect on the first series of episodes since the podcast’s inception in February 2020, and we talk a bit about what we have learnt from producing the podcast, and the journey we have been on individually, and as a team.
Q and A 2
We hope you enjoy this penultimate episode in the ballet class series. It is the second instalment of the Q&A episode where we continue to answer questions sent in to us via email and the social media channels. This episode is slightly lighter hearted with lots of funny anecdotes.
Q and A 1
This is the first episode of this kind, and the first of two Q&A episodes from Ballet Piano Podcast. Enjoy it, and look out for the second episode also.