19 episodes

Passionate, irreverent and often opinionated discussions on all things piano related as well as interviews, news, tips and reviews.

Heart of the Piano Podcast Bob Rose

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    • 4.7, 3 Ratings

Passionate, irreverent and often opinionated discussions on all things piano related as well as interviews, news, tips and reviews.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

aoeui555 ,

Very nice addition to the “ how to learn piano” topic

I’ve only heard episodes 2 through 4 but so far it seems to fill a very nice niche: it’s like a master class but instead of you witnessing lessons where someone is polishing a mostly finished work, here they focus on everything that leads up to that “finished” work: arguably the more important part: all the practicing and preparation. Hardly any actual music at all, rather detailed discussions focusing on exactly how you could learn a given piece or section, strategies and tactical ideas, going over basically everything that leads up to a performance. The teacher is clearly very experienced. The holistic approach means it ends up more than a little bit “new-age”-y in case that sort of thing bothers you. Also like a master class it is conversational, and not highly scripted or prepared.

hmcreativelady ,

from a teacher of adult students

I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to the first 4 podcasts and eagerly await others. I've been a piano teacher all my life - in fact I'm 5th generation and one of my daughters has taken on the family business. I enjoy teaching adult students, of all levels. I've taught beginners, highly accomplished performers and those returning to piano after a 30+ year hiatus. So I particularly relate to the banter between teacher and adult student in these episodes. Your insight into the body's physiology during perofrmances was fascinating. As a music critic and book reviewer that's something I've always been interested in.

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