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March 16, 2021: Be on the lookout for a very special episode next week, "The Piano Pod Happy Hour!" Clara, Yukimi, and Eric sat down with some drinks to discuss the making of the first six episodes, with hilarious results.  Join us as we talk about our failures and triumphs, what we learned, and where we're going from here.  Livestreaming and available for download 3/23, 8 p.m. EST.

March 9, 2021: Episode 9 has been released! In this episode, TPP interviews Dr. Jonathan Ong, classical pianist, improviser, arranger, and Twitch streamer.  With over 57,000 followers, 2.4 million views, and 3,500 hours of streaming time, Jonathan is ranked in the top 0.1% of all Twitch streamers and is among the world’s top Twitch music channels.  We had a great time talking to him about "digital busking," making it in a freelance economy, and the importance of a growth mindset.  Check out his Twitch channel: https://twitch.tv/jonathanong

February 22, 2021: TPP Episode 8 will be published tomorrow! In this episode, TPP interviews Frederic Chiu: international concert pianist, innovator, Yamaha Artist with over 30 recorded albums, creator of Deeper Performance Studies, and distinguished faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University and The Hartt School. Frederic generously went way over our typical interview length of 45 minutes, and it was hard for us to stop talking with him! A deeply philosophical musician, he offered his thoughts on how piano fits into the modern world, what it is like to be a bridge between vastly different cultures, and how he comes up with his innovative programs.

February 9, 2021: TPP Episode 7 is out! In this episode, The Piano Pod interviews Andrew Ingkavet, owner of Park Slope Music Lessons, and founder and CEO of The Musicolor Method, an innovative piano method for young learners.

November 20, 2020: Tune in this Sunday, 11/22, for a very special live interview with YouTube superstar Ray Mak! Ray will share all his secrets of how he went from uploading home videos to amassing nearly 300,000 subscribers and fans! This is one episode you won't want to miss! 

November 17, 2020: Tonight at 8 EST The Piano Pod is debuting a new episode with the talented Chantal Balestri!! Learn about the Global Leaders Program, how to start your own music festival, and what life in Italy is like under COVID. See you then!

October 13, 2020 - New episode, TPP S1E3 has released! Our guest is Mike Grande, creator of the revolutionary new videoconferencing platform Rock Out Loud Live.  Check it out here.

October 13, 2020 - FREE workshop: "Conquer Stage Fright, Perform with Confidence," with Dr. Jon Skidmore. A practicing psychologist, performance coach, and co-author of the book “Conquer Anxiety,” Dr. Skidmore was the guest of our first podcast episode, seen here.  Check out the event details for more information.