15 episodes

The Going Solo Podcast with Matthew Mayer brings you intimate interviews and insights from some of the most amazing artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals as they share in their life passions and creative journeys.



Matthew Mayer has interviewed a wide variety of successful folks on The Going Solo Podcast including George Winston, Oprah Ambassador of Hope, Marala Scott, New York Times Best Selling Author and multi Grammy Award Winning Producer, Kabir Sehgal, and many more!



Matthew Mayer is a #1 Billboard Charting Recording Artist and multi award winning pianist. He is the owner of SoloPiano.com and the creator of The Going Solo Podcast.



These are the real-life stories of successful people going solo in pursuit of their dreams.

Going Solo with Matthew Mayer Matthew Mayer: The Piano Podcasting Guy Interviewing Successful and Inspirational Entrepreneurs, Musicians, and Professionals

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

The Going Solo Podcast with Matthew Mayer brings you intimate interviews and insights from some of the most amazing artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals as they share in their life passions and creative journeys.



Matthew Mayer has interviewed a wide variety of successful folks on The Going Solo Podcast including George Winston, Oprah Ambassador of Hope, Marala Scott, New York Times Best Selling Author and multi Grammy Award Winning Producer, Kabir Sehgal, and many more!



Matthew Mayer is a #1 Billboard Charting Recording Artist and multi award winning pianist. He is the owner of SoloPiano.com and the creator of The Going Solo Podcast.



These are the real-life stories of successful people going solo in pursuit of their dreams.

    The Will Ackerman Interview

    The Will Ackerman Interview

    Will Ackerman, Founder of Windham Hill Records, and one of the greatest Record Producers of our times, talks with Matthew Mayer about music, life, creative approaches, mentorships and more. This intimate and real conversation highlights the Grammy Award Winner's journey, key moments throughout his life, and how he became an instrumental figure for so many artists and listeners throughout the world.



    Will released his first album "In Search of the Turtle's Navel" from his very own label, Windham Hill Records decades ago. He has gone on to release albums by well known artists like George Winston, Alex De Grassi, Robbie Basho and More. With over a 45 year professional career, Will Ackerman's recordings and performances have touched millions of lives.



    Will Ackerman continues to work as a producer out of the studio he has built in Dummerston, Vermont - Imaginary Road Studios.



    More information on William Ackerman can be found at https://www.williamackerman.com



    More information on Matthew Mayer can be found at https://www.matthewmayer.com



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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 14 – Matthew Mayer Interviews George Winston – Part II: Thank You George

    Episode 14 – Matthew Mayer Interviews George Winston – Part II: Thank You George

    Matthew Mayer continues to talk with the legendary, and one of the foremost instrumental composers of our time, George Winston, in this anticipated Part 2 interview on the Going Solo Podcast titled: “Thank You George.”

    In this episode, Winston continues to share insights with Mayer about his approaches to creativity and life in general. From his influences from James Booker to Professor Longhair, as well as the importance of listening to your subconscious.  As Winston travels to another performance on the road, towards Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mayer and Winston cover a wide variety of topics beyond music.

    George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.

    George Winston’s new album ‘Restless Wind’ is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

    In basketball there is Michael Jordan, in boxing there is Mohammed Ali, and in solo performing, there is George Winston.

    Follow George Winston on Twitter at @gwinstonpiano ‏ and on Facebook at @georgewinstonpiano.

    Follow Matthew Mayer on Twitter at @mayersolopiano and on Facebook at @mayersolopiano.

    George Winston Official Website: www.georgewinston.com

    Matthew Mayer Official Website: www.matthewmayer.com

    Going Solo Episodes: www.goingsolo.club 

    • 38 min
    Episode 13 – Matthew Mayer Interviews George Winston – Part 1: You Can Call Me George

    Episode 13 – Matthew Mayer Interviews George Winston – Part 1: You Can Call Me George

    Matthew Mayer interviews one of the foremost instrumental composers of our time, George Winston, in this Part 1 of 2 Going Solo Podcast Episode Series titled “You Can Call Me George.”

    George Winston talks to Matthew Mayer about his growing up in Eastern Montana, and important influences from James Booker to Professor Longhair. Winston also discusses his approach to music and the importance of being able to fluctuate between linear thinking and being open to serendipity.

    George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.

    George Winston’s new album ‘Restless Wind’ is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

    In basketball there is Michael Jordan, in boxing there is Mohammed Ali, and in solo performing, there is George Winston.

    Follow George Winston on Twitter at @gwinstonpiano ‏ and on Facebook at @georgewinstonpiano.

    Follow Matthew Mayer on Twitter at @mayersolopiano and on Facebook at @mayersolopiano.

    George Winston Official Website: www.georgewinston.com

    Matthew Mayer Official Website: www.matthewmayer.com

    Going Solo Episodes: www.goingsolo.club 



    George Winston

    • 48 min
    Episode 12 – With Gratitude – Interview with Award Winning Author Marala Scott

    Episode 12 – With Gratitude – Interview with Award Winning Author Marala Scott

    Award Winning Author, Inspirational Speaker, Ghostwriter, Poet, and Oprah Ambassador of Hope, Marala Scott, speaks with Matthew Mayer about her newest release “With Gratitude” and the importance of recognizing Gratitude in your life. Marala gives us the positive inspiration we all need in life.

    Oprah Winfrey honored Marala Scott as one of her five Ambassadors of Hope in 2009 and stated, “A childhood of abuse almost kept Marala Scott from a life of happiness…until she discovered how to use her story to help others.”

    Marala reveals an unparalleled passion and ability to inspire others. If you are looking for ways to reframe your mind, to learn from negative experiences, and turning your life to the positive, listen to Marala talk about “With Gratitude”.

    With Gratitude is now available everywhere books are sold!

    Follow Marala Scott here on Twitter and Facebook.

    Follow Matthew Mayer here on Twitter and Facebook.

     

    • 25 min
    5 Myths of Being a Musician with a Day Job

    5 Myths of Being a Musician with a Day Job

    In follow up to Matthew Mayer’s blog post on the CD Baby DIY Musician Blog website, Mayer spends this episode addressing in more detail his 5 Myths of Being a Musician with a Day Job, and also addresses feedback received from the article.

    If you are a “creative” with a “day job”, you will want to hear tune into this episode!

    Matthew Mayer is a #1 Billboard Recording Artist who is the owner and founder of SoloPiano.com, Produces The Going Solo Podcast, and has released solo piano music for over 2 decades.

    For more information on Matthew Mayer, check out music at matthewmayer.bandcamp.com – Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mayersolopiano and on Instagram @mayersolopiano.

    • 32 min
    Episode 10 – You Have Permission – Going Solo with Cheryl Engelhardt

    Episode 10 – You Have Permission – Going Solo with Cheryl Engelhardt

    Matthew Mayer speaks with Award Winning Composer, Songwriter, and Career Coach, Cheryl Engelhardt. Cheryl talks about her journey as a musician, author, and speaker, as well as the importance of giving yourself permission to succeed. Covering topics like anxiety, balancing your life, redefining your life, the importance of calendars, and so much more!

    If you are a DIY Musician, Creative, Author, or on your own creative, you do not want to miss this talk with Cheryl!

    For more information on Cheryl Engelhardt visit her webpage at http://www.cbemusic.com/  – Follow her on Instagram at @cbemusic and Twitter at www.twitter.com/CBE and check out her blog at http://www.cbemusic.co/livingongigging

    Cheryl Engelhardt also has her own podcast at http://www.inthekey.co/keypodcast

    Matthew Mayer is a #1 Billboard Recording Artist who is the owner and founder of SoloPiano.com, Produces The Going Solo Podcast, and has released solo piano music for over 2 decades.

    For more information on Matthew Mayer, check out music at matthewmayer.bandcamp.com – Follow him on Twitter @mayersolopiano, Instagram @mayersolopiano.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

BrandonVZ ,

Outstanding

Love hearing Matt’s stories from the music world. Can’t get enough!

Janeen A. ,

Uplifting to New Artists!

All I can say about this podcast is WOW! I'm blown away by how much this relates directly to my life. As a solo piano artist who just released my first album, the stories from the artists on this podcast are uplifting & encouraging. I feel a sense of connection to these artists in the unbelievable way their stories relate to me & my story. Just 2 episodes in & I'm hooked. Can't wait for more! Thanks Matthew for providing a platform for these artists to share their stories & to inspire other artists around the world! I'm also from Nebraska so that's cool too ;) Thanks again! -Janeen Arens

Dhkitvj ,

Loved it!

I really enjoyed hearing the stories behind the songs. I also enjoyed hearing the songs he referred too as he spoke! Great job! Can’t wait to hear future artists! :)

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