7 episodes

The Playful Musician dives deep into a musician’s journey, techniques and influences. From the first instrument they played to how they prepare for big concerts or recordings to how they find joy in the long practice hours, this podcast reveals the beautiful, and peculiar, details of an artist’s journey.
Whether you’re an aspiring musician looking for inspiration, a seasoned pro trying to find new techniques, or just a fan of the musical process, you’re going to love this podcast.

The Playful Musician Steve Davidson

    • Music Interviews
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

The Playful Musician dives deep into a musician’s journey, techniques and influences. From the first instrument they played to how they prepare for big concerts or recordings to how they find joy in the long practice hours, this podcast reveals the beautiful, and peculiar, details of an artist’s journey.
Whether you’re an aspiring musician looking for inspiration, a seasoned pro trying to find new techniques, or just a fan of the musical process, you’re going to love this podcast.

    Matthew Kriemelman - Recording Artist and Former Blue Man Group Drummer

    Matthew Kriemelman - Recording Artist and Former Blue Man Group Drummer

    Former Blue Man Group drummer, Matthew shares all about his time as a “Blue Man” plus how he hyper prepares for a gig and the value of recording practices and performances. We chat about artistic influences and how to find joy in every beat.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Tessa Brinckman - Flutist, composer and artist

    Tessa Brinckman - Flutist, composer and artist

    Tessa shares her inventive and holistic approach to practice, performance, and moving through life. We chat about everything from music in the theatre to influences to how music teaches grace and truth.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Todd Barton - Composer and Buchla Synthesist

    Todd Barton - Composer and Buchla Synthesist

    Todd shares his musical background plus we chat what it means to “play the space,” the unconventional beauty of the buchla, composing with uncertainty and his advice for the next generation of musicians.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Theresa McCoy - Percussionist

    Theresa McCoy - Percussionist

    Rogue Valley percussionist Theresa McCoy shares her journey as a musician, tips for sight reading and how to find joy in all aspects of the musical process.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Martin Majkut - World Class Conductor and Human Being

    Martin Majkut - World Class Conductor and Human Being

    An entertaining conversation with conductor Martin Majkut, Music Director of the Rogue Valley Symphony in Ashland, Oregon, and the Queens Symphony Orchestra in New York.

    Martin shares his experience growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Velvet Revolution, his journey as a musician and conductor, his practice formula and how he incorporates play into rehearsals, performances and conducting.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Terry Longshore - Percussionist, composer and master teacher

    Terry Longshore - Percussionist, composer and master teacher

    Versatile doesn’t even begin to describe my first guest. Terry Longshore is a percussionist, composer, teacher and performer. From collaborating with multi-media artists to composing live music for dance and theatre to premiering works by today’s most ground-breaking composers, his musical resume is impressive and unique. When he’s not performing around the world, you can find Terry teaching young musicians as Professor of Music at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

v1dadr3w ,

Matthew Kriemelman

Was a good interview. Captured Matty very well. This was easy listening.

Ringg100 ,

Hit the play button

In our culture, we manage to turn just about everything into work, including music. Steve Davidson rightfully reminds us that music is to be played, not worked. Refreshing look at getting to the pure joy that attracts us to music in the first place.

S Schein ,

Excellent new contribution to musicianship

Steve is really focusing on something so important to all musicians....how to maintain a creative approach to practice and accelerate improvement, but optimize enjoyment. Highly highly recommend listening!

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