S03E14 – George Farmer

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George Farmer.  Ryan and Kevin were delighted to have George Farmer in the studio to discuss how he got to broadway and how he feels about lending a hand to aspiring performers.  George is truly a musician’s musician.  He clearly loves everything about the industry.  Enjoy!

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S03E13 – Ryan Driscoll

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Ryan Driscoll. Ryan is currently on faculty at NYU and works as a music copyist for Broadway. Most recently Ryan was the copyist for the musical COME FROM AWAY, a show he feels incredibly proud of. Listen in to find out how Ryan’s path led from early success as a performer in his teens (starring opposite Idina Menzel), to following his heart to teaching and being a music copyist. His love of what he does is infectious; you are going to be entertained listening to Ryan tell his story and explain the world of the copyist.

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S03E12 – Paul Sheftel

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Paul Sheftel, Pianist, Composer and Pedagogue joined us in the studio to share his story about his teaching experience and his path to the use of technology in his piano teaching. We discussed many aspects of his remarkable career.

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S03E11 – Lisa Alexander

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Lisa Alexander, bassoonist, is a solo recitalist and chamber musician in the New York metropolitan area and currently holds positions with The Ridgefield Symphony and The Little Orchestra Society. She is a founding member of the Glickman Ensemble, a bassoon chamber ensemble that has toured the United States and Europe. Ms. Alexander is Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Hofstra University. She shares with us her career experience, reed making, synthetic reeds and all about Bassoons manufacturers and sound.

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S03E10 – Chris Fenwick

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Chris Fenwick. Chris was the Music Director of the Tony award winning production of FUN HOME, and is currently on staff at City Center as the Music Director of Encores! Off-Center. He sat down with us in the studio after his hugely successful run of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, that starred Jake Gyllenhaal and an all-star cast. Listen in to find out how he chooses to learn rather than panic in stressful situations, and why he has achieved so much so early in his career.

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S03E09 – Gustavo Romero

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Gustavo Romero, concert pianist, professor of piano at the University of North Texas College of Music.  A child prodigy he performed with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta.  He started to study at the Juilliard School at the age of 14, later graduating with a Bachelor and Master of Music.  We talked about how he was able to make the transition to an adult career, later winning many competitions including the Clara Haskill International Piano Competition.  His continuous passion for the piano allowed and still allows him to be able make changes effortlessly.  We talked about repertoire and his process in chosing and learning his program music, teaching and the legacy of the great pianists

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S03E08 – Elad Kabilio

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Elad Kabilio, Founder and Artistic Director of MusicTalks shared his ideas that created his concert series. As a Cellist he shared with us the importance of talking to the audience and how this lead to creating his concert series to connect with the younger generation of audience.

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S03E07 – Jeremy Lawrence

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Jeremy Lawrence. He’s a Bistro Award recipient and he sat down with us to chat about his upcoming cabaret: LAVENDER SONGS. Jeremy has teamed up with director Jason Jacobs, and TOSOS to remount this award winning show with a spin that will draw even more parallels to Nazi Germany and today’s political climate. The show features songs written by or performed by queer artists in Weimar era Berlin which have been translated by Jeremy himself. Jeremy started his cabaret career in 1990 with CABERET VERBOTEN at the Mark Taper Forum, and has continued pursing the history of cabaret ever since. Listen in for a history lesson on this fascinating style of performance.

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S03E05 – Thomas Boulton

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Thomas Boulton. Thomas is a very busy NYC area Freelance Trumpeter. Through his busy schedule, he makes time to teach Privately as well as in the NY Philharmonic’s Teaching Artis program.

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S03E04 – Elizabeth Earley

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Elizabeth Earley. Elizabeth Earley is currently a swing in the Broadway production of SOMETHING ROTTEN, and has already been cast in the upcoming production of HELLO DOLLY, which has smashed box office records for ticket sales of a rival. Elizabeth sat down with us to chat about her experience of being a performer, but also to talk about her personal statement, “Tell stories, change the world,” which led to Project Oak Dance Training, a forum she created to help artists achieve more of their potential. Listen in to hear about her beautiful outlook on performing and teaching, and find out why being left handed has helped her “rub elbows” with some very successful individuals.

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