Hi 🎹 lovers out there! We are The Piano Pod, a bi-monthly podcast🎙 show, hosted by Yukimi Song and Clara Zhang--classical pianists & educators from NYC. Our podcast show is for anyone who plays the piano for fun, loves listening to the piano music, is currently pursuing a career in piano or works professionally in the music industry, or someone curious about the world of piano music!
Twice a month, we interview a guest speaker who has been breaking exciting new ground in the music industry. Started during the coronavirus pandemic as a way to adjust to the new musical reality, the goals of The Piano Pod are to examine the traditions of the piano, adapt them, and expand its capabilities in this modern era.
📺Each episode is also available in video format on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePianoPod).
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🌍Visit our website: https://thepianopod.com
Thanks for listening♥️
The Piano Pod Season 2 Finale: Nicholas McCarthy -- One-handed Concert Pianist, Yamaha Artist, & Motivational Speaker
The TPP team had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Nicholas McCarthy – One-handed International Concert Pianist, Yamaha Artist, and Motivational Speaker — for our season 2 finale episode! Born without a right hand, Mr. McCarthy was told he would never succeed as a concert pianist, yet he refused to be discouraged and went on to study at one of the world’s most prestigious music schools, the Royal College of Music in London where he became the first one-handed pianist to graduate in its 135-year history...
The Piano Pod Season 2 Episode 16: Donna Weng Friedman--Award-winning pianist, Chamber Musician, Producer & Educator
To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we invited Donna Weng Friedman— Award-winning pianist, chamber musician, producer, and educator -- for this upcoming episode.
The Piano Pod, Season 2 Episode 15: Juhi Bansal, composer/conductor, & Nic Gerpe, pianist/educator
The Piano Pod team had a wonderful conversation with the musical power couple, Juhi Bansal & Nic Gerpe, from L.A.! 📝 Juhi Bansal (composer/conductor): "Radiant and transcendent," the music of Juhi Bansal weaves together themes celebrating musical and cultural diversity, nature and the environment, and strong female role models...🎹 Nic Gerpe (pianist): Hailed as magnetic by Dan Johnson from L.A. Downtown News. L.A. Times music critic Mark Swed described his playing as "wonderfully illuminating… his tone is crystalline.
The Piano Pod, Season 2 Episode 14: The Piano Pod Team -- Yukimi Song & Clara Zhang
The guests for Season 2 Episode 14 are the TPP team-- Yukimi Song & Clara Zhang 🎉🥳
In this episode, we are going to introduce ourselves to our listeners and viewers by sharing some fun and personal stories.
㊙️We will also reveal 5 EASY steps to start a podcast show!🤩 So, if you are hoping to launch your own podcast show, you don’t wanna miss this opportunity!
The Piano Pod, Season 2 Episode 13 Part 2: Dr. Marilyn Nonken--Concert Pianist, Steinway Artist, Musicologist, & Educator
The Piano Pod team had a wonderful conversation with Dr. Marilyn Nonken--concert pianist, recording artist, Steinway Artist, musicologist, author, and educator. For Part 2 of Season 2 Episode 13, we focused on topics including:
- Her insight about never-ending challenges for all pianists: access, self-preservation, education, and engagement with other artists and communities
- Her latest album, Syncopated Musings, pieces by Scott Joplin and his collaborators
…and so much more!
The Piano Pod, Season 2 Episode 13 Part 1: Dr. Marilyn Nonken--Concert Pianist, Steinway Artist, Musicologist, & Educator
The Piano Pod team had a wonderful conversation with Dr. Marilyn Nonken--concert pianist, recording artist, Steinway Artist, musicologist, author, and educator. For Part 1 of Season 2 Episode 13, we focused on topics including:
- Dr. Nonken's incredible career as a pianist, recording artist, and musicologist
- Latest news from NYU Steinhardt School.
…and so much more!