Best Piano podcasts — Lessons, compositions, improv (Updated August 2017; image)
Related podcasts: Illusion Improvisation Goddess Original Music Classical Age Arts Ambient New Theater Education Creative Commons Magnatune Lessons Jazz School Education Society Featured FM Healing  
public [subscription 1123]
show episodes
 
A
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.
 
P
Piano Jazz Shorts
Weekly
 
A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.
 
P
Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
Rare
 
Original jazz piano compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
J
Jazz Piano School
Weekly
 
Learn jazz piano without the guesswork. The ultimate hub for online jazz piano education.
 
N
New Age Piano podcast from Magnatune.com
Weekly
 
60 minutes of New Age Piano, all commercial free, with no talking DJ between songs. All songs Creative Commons by-nc-sa 1.0 licensed from the record label that isn't evil: magnatune.com
 
C
Creative Piano Teaching Podcast
 
Supporting Creative Music Teaching
 
Loading …
show series
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Alex Strong from Bloomington, IN
 
P
Piano Jazz Shorts
 
A former member of the Miles Davis "Famous Nonet," Lee Konitz is the foremost saxophonist in the cool style of jazz. He is also a composer, arranger, and teacher. While his very first instrument was a clarinet, he favored tenor sax and made his way to alto. What's more, he plays the piano! On this 1992 Piano Jazz, Konitz and McPartland combine ...…
 
N
New Age Piano podcast from Magnatune.com
 
In this podcast: 1. Kourosh Dini, 2. Kourosh Dini, 3. Kourosh Dini, 4. Kourosh Dini, 5. Kourosh Dini, 6. Kourosh Dini, 7. Kourosh Dini, 8. Jasmine Brunch, 9. Jasmine Brunch, 10. Kourosh Dini, 11. Jasmine Brunch, 12. Kourosh DiniBy http://magnatune.com/podcasts/.
 
Most of the time I hear beginner and intermediate players stop at using quarter notes and eighth notes. This greatly hurts the sound of your improvisation. Remember, jazz was and is a dance music! Rhythm is like the oxygen to jazz. Without it, your solo is going to die. Here's how to start adding rhythmic variety to your improv.…
 
Thanks for reading CPTP100: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 1) from Creative Music Education. It’s the 100th episode of the podcast! To celebrate we’ve put together a two part special with the best clips from the past 99 conversations about creativity, business and teaching transformations. If you ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Nathan Stodola from Brooklyn, NY
 
P
Piano Jazz Shorts
 
A popular vocalist whose talent ranges from jazz to soul to R&B, Patrice Rushen is also a songwriter, arranger, and master keyboardist. She has performed with and produced for artists such as Stevie Wonder, Prince, Nancy Wilson, Michael Jackson, and Dianne Reeves, and she has played at some of the world's most prestigious jazz festivals. On thi ...…
 
N
New Age Piano podcast from Magnatune.com
 
In this podcast: 1. Kourosh Dini, 2. Kourosh Dini, 3. Kourosh Dini, 4. Kourosh Dini, 5. Jasmine Brunch, 6. Kourosh Dini, 7. Jasmine Brunch, 8. Jarkko Hietanen, 9. Kourosh Dini, 10. Jarkko Hietanen, 11. Kourosh Dini, 12. Kourosh DiniBy http://magnatune.com/podcasts/.
 
A lot of the time when trying to get better at jazz piano, you simply have no idea what the future looks like...or even what the heck advanced players are doing! It sounds too far out of reach. Well I'm here to tell you it's not. In this episode I show you what is going to happen as you advance through the levels. This way you'll be able to see ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
Today's contestant is Bob Lagerquist from Eugene, Oregon.
 
P
Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Award-winning pianist and vocalist Lenore Raphael has emerged as one of the most promising musicians in modern mainstream jazz. Influenced by such jazz greats as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, and Thelonious Monk, Raphael has developed her own swinging style. On this 2002 edition of Piano Jazz, she brings her creative ideas to the tune "I'm Old Fas ...…
 
N
New Age Piano podcast from Magnatune.com
 
In this podcast: 1. Jasmine Brunch, 2. Jasmine Brunch, 3. Jarkko Hietanen, 4. Kourosh Dini, 5. Kourosh Dini, 6. Cobb Bussinger, 7. Jasmine Brunch, 8. Cobb Bussinger, 9. Jasmine Brunch, 10. Jasmine Brunch, 11. Jarkko Hietanen, 12. Kourosh Dini, 13. Jasmine Brunch, 14. Jarkko Hietanen, 15. Kourosh Dini, 16. Cobb Bussinger, 17. Jasmine Brunch, 18. ...…
 
I still get asked all the time, "How do I use modes to improvise and why are they important?" I'm confident this episode will remove this questions and finally allow you to understand how and why modes are important to your jazz improvisation. Enjoy!
 
Thanks for reading CPTP099: How Pamela Wedgwood Inspires her Piano Students from Creative Music Education. Pamela Wedgwood first started composing because her students wanted to learn pop…and yet they weren’t always ready to play the full pop music they wanted to. So she started experimenting to create music that would inspire them to practice. ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Allison Toltz from Montreal, Canada
 
P
Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Jack DeJohnette got his start on the piano as a child, but he took up the drums at eighteen and went on to become one of the most inventive and important drummers in modern jazz history. He's provided rhythm for greats such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Keith Jarrett. In this 1993 Piano Jazz session, DeJohnette shares the story behind the ...…
 
We continue our series on minor 2-5-1’s as I explain rootless voicing options and different ways to improvise along with the notes and scales that you can choose from. With a little practice you’ll feel confident about playing minor 2-5-1’s in standards in no time!
 
Thanks for reading CPTP098: A Sneak-Peak Inside an Inner Circle Monthly Mastermind from Creative Music Education. One of the fantastic benefits that my Inner Circle members get access to is the opportunity to take part in a live mastermind call once a month. In these video calls we focus on hot topics for piano teachers, and members can ask que ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Richard Baum from Houston, TX
 
P
Piano Jazz Shorts
 
In 2005, Sicilian pianist Daniela Schaechter won the prestigious Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz competition. Ever devoted to the next generation of female jazz musicians, McPartland wasted no time in having Schaechter on this 2006 show. Schaechter's opening tune, an original called "Thinking of You," hints at her classical training while confi ...…
 
Playing minor 2-5-1 is usually a mysterious process for most. There is a lot of harmony that surrounds this subject and how to approach it. Rest assured these Minor 2-5-1 basics will allow you to feel confident when playing this type of harmony.
 
Thanks for reading CPTP097 – Meet the Musician Behind my Favourite App: iReal Pro from Creative Music Education. Massimo Biolcati is the creator of my favourite app of all time, iReal Pro. This app is the best tool I’ve found for creating a band experience to practice pop and jazz music on the piano. Something that I believe very strongly shoul ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Scott Hollopeter from Grand Planc, MI
 
P
Piano Jazz Shorts
 
As the swinging pianist in the Quincy Jones Orchestra, Patti Bown (1931 – 2008) kept the music moving. In honor of her July 26 birthday, Piano Jazz remembers Bown with this encore from 1980. Bown joins host McPartland to talk about the role of women in jazz. She presents her rendition of Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and shares her Swahili love song ...…
 
We continue our Benny Green Transcription Series with a minor 2-5-1 into some very nice rhythmic motifs and harmonic development lines. This is the 2nd part of his solo on "Celia".
 
Thanks for reading CPTP096: Tech Games for Rhythm and Composition with Katie Wardrobe from Creative Music Education. Katie Wardrobe is the ultimate guide to have when it comes to music teaching technology. She helps teachers all over the world to incorporate technology into their teaching with workshops, online training and tons of awesome reso ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Cynthia Sibitzky from Haslett, Texas.
 
Country music legend Willie Nelson and jazz guitarist Jackie King (1945 – 2016) performed and recorded together for decades. They were McPartland's guests for this unforgettable 2002 Piano Jazz. Songs include standards like "The Nearness of You" and Nelson's classic ballad, "Crazy," plus a few selections from Nelson and King's collaboration fro ...…
 
Thanks for reading CPTP095: How to Build a Piano Studio Website from Scratch with Nicola Cantan from Creative Music Education. Building a studio website might seem overwhelming at first. There is so much jargon to wade through and so many questions to answer…What’s a host? What platform should you use? What pages do you need? Never fear. To kic ...…
 
I absolutely love Benny Green's playing. His lines are very clear, solid, and connect with the harmonies perfectly. In this podcast series I'm going to walk you through a Benny Green solo and point out the building blocks for you to practice in order to build freedom within your improv.
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Caroline Cassil from Sutherlin, OR
 
P
Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Piano Jazz remembers jazz piano master Gerald Wiggins (1922 – 2008). Born in Harlem, Wiggins began learning classical piano at a young age, but he discovered jazz through pianists Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. In this 1992 session, Wiggins talks about some of his early professional gigs with the big bands of Benny Carter and Les Hite. He and McPa ...…
 
Thanks for reading CPTP094: The $100,000 Piano Teacher with Kristin Yost from Creative Music Education. Kristin Yost has always had a keen mind for the business side of piano teaching. As you might know from her book, she became a $100,000 piano teacher – but she didn’t stop there! She went on to open her own music school, The Centre for Musica ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Deb Anderson from Robbinsdale, MN
 
Vocalist Sandy Stewart first emerged as a star on the cabaret scene during the 1960s, and her marriage to Broadway composer Moose Charlap kept her plugged into a vibrant music community. In 2005, Stewart and her son, pianist Bill Charlap, collaborated on their first album together, "Love Is Here to Stay." On this Piano Jazz from 2006, mother an ...…
 
Thanks for reading CPTP093: How to Nurture and Retain Piano Students on Autopilot with Chantelle Duffield from Creative Music Education. If you can retain piano students in your studio over the long term, your business will be more efficient. You won’t need to keep scrambling for new students if your existing ones stick around. The key to great ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Kristen Zoetewey from Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
P
Piano Jazz Shorts
 
This Piano Jazz remembers one of the great innovators of the bebop style—pianist Duke Jordan (1922 – 2006). He's perhaps best known for his innovative work with Charlie Parker's legendary 1947 quintet, and he played with a number of other legends including Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, and Sonny Stitt. Jordan joined McPartland in 1980 for a sessi ...…
 
If you're new to adding extensions into your voicings learning these upper structure triads is a great way to get you started. With these you'll start to create some amazing sounding jazz voicings with ease! Enjoy!
 
Thanks for reading CPTP092: Big Picture Studio Planning with the Music Mentor Group from Creative Music Education. The Music Mentor Group (AKA Debra Perez, Robyn Harris, Kathy Rabago and Natalia Huang) draw upon their diverse wealth of experience to help teachers succeed in business. This is studio planning with a difference. The difference bei ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is William White from Portland, OR
 
As we continue our voicing series we are adding extensions into our voicing fundamentals. This is progressing us a little further and teaching us how to create freedom to build any voicings we want. With these methods you are becoming the creator instead of simply copying voicings and not understanding how they're used. Enjoy!…
 
Thanks for reading CPTP091: From Blog to Business – Coaching Call with Rosemarie Penner from Creative Music Education. This podcast is a little bit different. Today’s show is a coaching call with one of my members, Rosemarie Penner. Rosemarie is a travelling piano teacher from Canada who has been blogging for a while. She wants to know how to t ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Eli Robbins from Peachtree City, GA
 
During my career I was always copying voicings. I spent so many years just mimicking voicings instead of learning a solid foundation that will allow me freedom to build voicings myself. This fundamental voicing building system will give you the opportunity to build voicings for yourself for the rest of your life!…
 
Thanks for reading CPTP090: How to Grow Your Studio Like a Pro with Daniel Patterson from Creative Music Education. When Daniel Patterson’s studio wasn’t magically full three months after graduating college, he realised he had a thing or two to learn about marketing. So he set about finding out everything he could about advertising and growing ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is David Hempling from San Francisco, CA
 
There are just some tools that every pianist has to know...this is one of them. These "McCoy Tyner" 4th voicing structures are a must know tool to have in your tool box. This is a simple episode that teaches you exactly what they are. Easy to add in your repertoire. Enjoy!
 
Thanks for reading CPTP089 – Carol Matz on Piano Teaching and Arranging from Creative Music Education. Carol Matz is well known in the piano teaching community for her Famous and Fun series, and more recently for her Interactive Piano Method. She’s also an experienced piano teacher herself and she knows what works when it comes to great pedagog ...…
 
A
APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Cayce Wilkinson from Council Bluffs, IA
 
Speed
Series preference
1x
1x
Volume
100%
/

Google login Twitter login Classic login