61 episodes

All Keyed Up is an interview podcast in which Ben Kapilow speaks with a wide range of professionals about topics that are pertinent to the field of piano teaching.

All Keyed Up Ben Kapilow

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

All Keyed Up is an interview podcast in which Ben Kapilow speaks with a wide range of professionals about topics that are pertinent to the field of piano teaching.

    10 Ways to Work With a Student Who Doesn't Practice

    10 Ways to Work With a Student Who Doesn't Practice

    In this solo episode, Ben Kapilow offers 10 strategies for working with students who never or rarely practice. This list includes a combination of strategies I've arrived at through trial and error as a piano teacher, as well as strategies learned from the guests who have appeared on All Keyed Up.

    • 12 min
    Jaime Slutzky and Heidi Kay Begay: How and Why to Start a Music Teaching Podcast

    Jaime Slutzky and Heidi Kay Begay: How and Why to Start a Music Teaching Podcast

    Heidi Begay, Jaime Slutzky, and Ben Kapilow discuss how and why to start a music teaching podcast. Topics discussed include the advantages of starting your own podcast, from what equipment you need, how to create an RSS feed, coming up with a concept, finding your niche, marketing, and monetization.

    • 51 min
    Noa Kageyama: Help Your Students Work Through Stage Fright

    Noa Kageyama: Help Your Students Work Through Stage Fright

    Noa Kageyama, performance psychologist and faculty at the Juilliard School, offers thoughts on stage fright and performance anxiety. Topics discussed include the relationship between stage fright and performance quality, the advantages children receive from working through stage fright, how to prepare to combat stage fright in the weeks leading up to a performance, what to do at the moment of the performance, and the relationship between anxiety and excitement and how teachers can use this relationship to their advantage."

    • 38 min
    Jonny May: Advice on Improv and Marketing

    Jonny May: Advice on Improv and Marketing

    Jonny May, pianist and educator with over 250,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 10,000 students currently taking his online piano classes, discusses strategies for teaching improvisation to piano students. He also talks about the entrepreneurial thinking behind his digital content and offers advice for other teachers who want to reach larger audiences with their resources.

    • 37 min
    Jeremy Siskind: Introducing Your Students to Jazz

    Jeremy Siskind: Introducing Your Students to Jazz

    Jeremy Siskind, two-time laureate of the American Pianists Association and the winner of the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition, offers guidance to piano teachers and students who are interested in adding jazz music to their arsenal. Topics discussed include the relationship between classical and jazz music, how studying jazz music can benefit classical musicians, listening assignments, sequences for learning jazz improvisation, and common mistakes when playing pieces written in a jazz style. Jeremy has self-published two instructional books about jazz piano: Playing Solo Jazz Piano and Jazz Piano Fundamentals.

    • 39 min
    10 Great Ways to Introduce a Piece (Plus 2 Bad Ways)

    10 Great Ways to Introduce a Piece (Plus 2 Bad Ways)

    In a solo episode, Ben Kapilow discusses 10 creative and engaging ways to introduce pieces to piano students. Many of these teaching strategies have been discussed by guests on All Keyed Up, and those interviews are brought up throughout the solo episode. These 10 ways are contrasted with 2 ways of introducing pieces that, while common, are perhaps not so engaging.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Kbklb ,

Each Episode Makes Me a Better Teacher

Ben asks all of the questions I would ask if i got to sit down with the amazing guests he interviews. Such useful information. My students and I benefit greatly from this wonderful podcast!

JasonAvezzano ,

Fabulous!!

Learned so much about teaching, music, and art! Thank you for this ♥️♥️♥️🎶🎶

88keystosuccess ,

Josh Wright Episode

Thanks for another great episode. I’m a big fan of Josh’s YouTube channel. I’ve actually been working on producing the accompaniment tutorials project he mentioned, hope no one else beats me to it, haha.

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