Over 25 Music Podcasts Music Educators Can Follow

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It doesn’t seem that long ago when I could count on one hand how many music podcasters were out there (that I knew of). There seems to have been an explosion in the last few years because I am finding new music podcasts all the time. The beauty of it all? Every one of them has a unique voice!

Below I wanted to share over 25 music podcasts that you might enjoy. Included are a couple of podcasts that aren’t music specific but the thoughts and ideas can be applied to music education. (I made a note of it after their name) Many of the podcasts also include a vodcast (video broadcast) as well if you prefer to watch and listen. In addition, I added a couple easy-listening vodcasts below that don’t have a separate podcast channel if you enjoy those as well. (I added a note if they were vodcast only)

If there is a music podcast that you listen to, but not listed, leave me a comment below, and I’ll add it to the list. I want this to be something that can be referred back to often over the years.

I listed them in alphabetical order. Browse through and choose the ones that speak to you.

Music Podcasts

7-Figure Music School by Daniel and Nate

For music school owners who want to create fantastic margins, hire energetic teachers, and leverage their team’s time and talent to create a sustainable business.

All Keyed Up by Ben Kapilow

Conversations for Today’s Piano Teachers. An interview podcast in which Ben Kapilow speaks with a wide range of professionals about topics that are pertinent to the field of piano teaching.

Beyond Measure by Christina Whitlock

Quick shout-outs of solidarity for music studio teachers with Christina, your “anytime” piano teacher friend.

Classics for Kids by 90.9 GWUC

Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.

Enhance Life with Music by Mindy Peterson

A holistic look at the power of music in our everyday lives. Mindy explores the holistic power of music in our everyday lives through the lens of science & health, sports & entertainment, business, and education.

Everyday Musicality by Heather Nelson Shouldice

A podcast for music educators that discusses Edwin E. Gordon’s Music Learning Theory (MLT) and its applications to music teaching and learning.

Field Notes on Music Teaching and Learning by Ashley Danyew

Practical, pedagogical strategies, teaching reflections, and thoughtful observations and insights from the field of music teaching and learning, all in short (15 min.) episodes.

Full Voice Music Podcast by Nikki Loney

A podcast for voice teachers. Sharing pedagogy, business strategies, and best practices for your voice studio. While this is a voice podcast, most of what is talked about can be applied to music studios in general.

Heart of the Piano Podcast by Bob Rose

Exploring the world of piano.

Innovation Inside the Box by Drew Boyd (not music specific, but ideas can be applied. Drew presented for MTNA GP3 2020)

Features structured creativity and innovation strategies for leaders who want to think differently, be more innovative, implement change and grow. The conversations you’ll hear will help you apply innovation methods to services and processes, overcome resistance to ideas, and create a culture of innovation.

Key Ideas by Leila Viss

Transparent reflections and illuminating conversations.

Music Teacher Tips and Tricks by Jennifer Foxx

Helpful music teacher tips for independent music teachers. (vodcast via YouTube)

Mind Over Finger by Renee-Paule Gauthier

Discussions on Mindful Music-Making, Efficient Practice, and Building a Purposeful Career

Music Student 101 by Mathew Scott Phillips and Jeremy Burns

Though our target audience is the entry level music student, this podcast is intended to assist musicians of all levels on their paths to musical discovery.

Music Studio Startup by Andrea Miller

Helping music teachers thrive as entrepreneurs.

Piano Pantry by Amy Chaplin

The Piano Pantry Podcast is your place to get loads of easily-actionable tips on organizing and managing your studio while balancing life and home.

Piano Parent Podcast by Shelly Davis

Weekly shows to support parents as they support their piano kids. (Great one to recommend to the parents in your studio)

Shelly interviewed me in 2017. You can find that episode here.

Savvy Music Studio by Sara Campbell (vodcast via Facebook and YouTube)

Supports music studio owners and online education course experts to develop solid business foundations, marketing and social media strategies, and the mindsets they need to thrive in their business.

Sounds of Encouragement by Melissa Slocum

Interesting interviews with music teachers, creatives, and musicians along with calming and topical encouragement as you face the challenges of everyday life. I linked to her YouTube channel, but Sounds of Encouragement is available to listen anywhere you like to tune into your favorite podcast!

Melissa interviewed me in 2021. Here is a link to our interview via YouTube if you are interested.

Sticky Notes The Classical Music Podcast by Joshua Weilerstein

 This podcast is for anyone who loves classical music, or is just getting ready to dive in for the very first time.

Teach Music Online by Carly Walton

Teaching online means that you can now share your passion with students around the world. Through this podcast, Carly helps you use new technology, engaging teaching methods, and killer business tactics to build an online business that you love!

The BulletProof Musician by Noa Kageyama

Join performance psychologist and Juilliard alumnus/faculty Noa Kageyama, and explore research-based “practice hacks” for beating anxiety, practicing more effectively, and playing up to your full abilities when it matters most.

The Cult of Pedagogy by Jennifer Gonzalez (not music specific, but ideas can be applied)

Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology — if it has something to do with teaching, we’re talking about it. 

The Piano Pod by Yukimi Song and Clara Zhang

For anyone who plays the piano for fun, loves listening to piano music, is currently pursuing a career in piano, or works professionally in the music industry.

The TopCast by Tim Topham

A weekly show for everyone who teaches music lessons and wants to improve their craft. Tim discusses integrated music teaching ideas designed to make you the very best teacher you envision, so you can create lessons students love.

Tim interviewed me in 2016 and 2020 on the topic of Summer Camp programs. If you are interested, here are Running Your First Summer Camp and Online Summer Camp programs.

The Vibrant Music Teaching Podcast by Nicola Cantan

Proven and practical tips, strategies and ideas for music teachers by Nicola Cantan.

Within the Musician by Monica Williams

Monica Williams and a guest explore why music matters. Explore topics like stress management, perfectionism, communication, connection and above all self-care and compassion.


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    • Jennifer Foxx

      Thanks, Daniel! I added it to the list! 🙂

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