Best Piano Podcasts (2017)
Best Piano podcasts — Lessons, compositions, improv (Updated March 2017; image)
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
A Classical music quiz podcast: Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats.
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
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A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
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Original jazz piano compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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The Teach Piano Today Podcast
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How To Teach Piano To Kids
 
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This week's contestant is Daniel Swartz from Clark Summit, PA
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
One of the most original and provocative musicians in jazz, pianist Mose Allison (1927 – 2016) was heavily influenced by the blues. The Mississippi native drew inspiration from Sonny Boy Williamson, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, and Thelonious Monk to create jazz flavored by the blues, along with tastes of his own sardonic wit. On this 1988 Pia ...…
 
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This week's contestant is Christina Stone from Houston, Texas
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Pianist Carli Muñoz's musical journey has taken him from Puerto Rico to the studios and clubs of LA, and back to the island of his birth, where he owns his own jazz club. His musical career has taken a similar circular trajectory. Having started out as a jazz musician, he played with pop musicians such as the Beach Boys and Rickie Lee Jones bef ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestants are Nancy Parton and Ron Morebello from San Diego, CA
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Pianist and vocalist Judy Roberts is one of Chicago's best-loved musicians. She's an imaginative and insightful pianist with an articulate touch, and her voice readily conveys many different moods. Since beginning her professional career at age 15, Roberts has traveled the world, gaining fans and garnering critical acclaim. She always keeps her ...…
 
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This week's contestant is Mirabai Knight from New York, NY
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Joey DeFrancesco was only 20 years old when he was McPartland's guest on Piano Jazz. Hailed as the new hero of the organ, his stint with Miles Davis brought the classically trained keyboardist national attention. He has since gone on to release more than 30 albums and has earned multiple Grammy nominations. For this 1991 session, DeFrancesco sw ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Lauren Cason from Greer, South Carolina.
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
One of the most popular stylists in contemporary jazz, pianist Ahmad Jamal has been a major force on the jazz recording scene ever since his 1958 live album made at Chicago's Pershing Lounge. On this 1985 Piano Jazz, Jamal reprises two classics from that session—"Poinciana" and "But Not for Me"—in duet with McPartland. Jamal solos on Duke Ellin ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestants are Peter and Mary-Bess Staffel from Bethany, WV
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Doug Wamble grew up listening to the Southern gospel, country, and blues traditions of his Tennessee home. Once he developed his love for jazz, Wamble began to soak up the sounds of jazz masters like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Ornette Coleman. Along the way he discovered his off-the-cuff singing was ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Steven Buchtal from Honolulu, Hawaii.
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Organist, pianist, arranger, composer, teacher, and singer Trudy Pitts (1932 – 2010) earned a reputation not only for her technical prowess, but also for her ability to convey a wide range of emotions. Her formal training was classical: she studied piano at Juilliard and Temple University, but came to jazz by way of the organ. On this 1992 Pian ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Stacy Fahrion from Denver, CO
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
British-born pianist Keith Ingham began his jazz career in London after studying Mandarin at Oxford University. In the late '70s, he moved to New York, which led him to connect with the likes of Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, and Susannah McCorkle, for whom he was pianist and musical director. He was McPartland's guest on this 1997 Piano Jazz. Ingha ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Rainer Klauss from Madison, AL
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Barry Harris is a seminal figure in the jazz world. As the "keeper of the bebop flame," Harris is committed to preserving jazz through education and performance. His workshops play an important part in his life and in the lives of many young musicians. On this 2002 Piano Jazz, Harris demonstrates how he earned the reputation as one of the most ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Lessa Virnya from Syracuse, NY
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
From a background in visual arts and French literature at the University of Washington, Kendra Shank has been pursuing a successful singing career from Seattle to Paris to New York, where she is currently based. Shank's sensuous phrasing and crystal clear tone have earned praise from critics and fans alike. On this Piano Jazz from 2003, Shank's ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Mike Miller from New York City, NY
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Ray Lancaster from Columbia Hill, SC.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Alan Fletcher from Aspen, CO.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Kevin Shaw from Charlotte, NC.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Matthew Johnson from Chattanooga, TN.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Beatrice "Bee" Newman from Kapa'a, HI.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Andy Zerman from New York, NY.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Dan Larkin from Windsor, CA.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Bob McCauley from Houston, TX.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Kelly Ferjutz from Cleveland, OH.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Genevieve Wild from Quakertown, PA.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Jessie J. Marshall from Tallahassee, FL
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Joe Sorenson from Albuquerque, NM
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Caroline Cassil from Sutherlin, OR
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Ben Carroll from Virginia Beach, VA
 
Today we’re exploring a question that Trevor and I receive almost daily… a question that weighs heavily on the minds of piano teachers and most likely plays a role in almost every piano teaching decision we make. What is the question? “How can I keep piano students from quitting?” On today’s podcast we’ll tackle this question […]…
 
It’s tough to explain to piano students why they should care about fixing their flat-fingered playing position. But I know why I care about fixing it… Playing with flat fingers is unnecessarily hard and results in music that, quite simply put, doesn’t sound very good… which could very well result in piano students quitting lessons. […]…
 
We’ve all had one… a piano student who stares at his hands while mostly ignoring his music. And we’ve all probably engaged in a struggle to get him to view his score as a tool (not as an enemy)… And chances are, during the struggle, you’ve covered the keys… you covered his hands… you’ve make him wear dribble […]…
 
Most piano teachers (myself included) teach in tidy little blocks of time. And this means that if we want to increase our teaching income… we generally have to increase our teaching time. But is this a hard and fast rule? Could there a better way? Today we have a wonderful guest on the Teach Piano […]…
 
At some point in our teaching careers we will all be faced with it…. a “two-handed” piano student suddenly becomes a “one-handed” piano student. Whether it’s a broken arm, a sprained wrist, or burned fingers… a myriad of different injuries can throw a bunch of wrenches into a typical piano lesson. So the question is… how can […]…
 
Today we’re kicking off our Teach Piano Today Helpline podcast with a fabulous episode featuring everything you’ve always wanted to know about teaching group piano classes. And if you just thought “Oh… this is not for me, I only have one piano so I can’t teach groups…” you’ll want to hang around and have a […]…
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Hristo Vitchev Original jazz music compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Nuance Crusaders Original jazz music compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Yoshio Suzuki Original jazz music compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Kurt Ribak Original jazz music compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
Do you teach from lead sheets? Have you thought about doing so but aren’t sure where to start? Do you use them all the time but wonder if there is more you could be doing? Lead sheets have quickly become one of my “secret weapon” teaching tools. They provide the instant gratification teens crave, they […]…
 
What is grit? How does being “gritty” translate into achievement and how can we teach our piano students to persevere over the long-term despite setbacks? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions – or, if this subject piques your interest, then today’s TeachPianoToday podcast will fascinate you. Do You Have Gritty Piano Students? A few wee ...…
 
Piano teachers everywhere have students in their studio with complex needs. Be it visual impairment, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia… the spectrum of differences is wide. And piano teachers everywhere have questions about how to effectively meet the needs of these students. Advice From A True Expert In today’s Teach Piano Today podcast, we’re interviewi ...…
 
The TeachPianoToday podcast is back and we’re delighted to post this exciting episode! Today’s guest, Rena Upitis, shares her insights on composing with young children and discusses the importance of introducing composition to young children. How many of you have had piano students bring in their very creatively-notated compositions? And did yo ...…
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Tim Barton Original jazz music compositions with host Mark Stevens