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Episode 50 – We Went Live

This is the final episode in the current season, and it is the audio recording of the livestream we did on Sunday 10th July.  If you were unable to watch along, you can enjoy this episode and hear everything from that livestream, complete with us pianists playing ballet exercises for you.

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In honour of the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, @akikoballetpiano decided to play the National Anthem for beginning reverence today. What a beautiful and fitting tribute to our late monarch. Enjoy! ❤️
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LAST EPISODE:
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We bring you the final episode of this current season today, and it is the livestream episode that we did on Sunday 10th July.
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You can relive all the laughter, banter, advice, music, or just David, in this audio clipping of that episode.
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Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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A huge thank you to you all for your continued support, for liking and sharing, and downloading and listening. It means the world to us!
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Big love
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NEW EPISODE:
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We have the privilege of bringing this In Conversation to you today with the wonderful @gillcivil . What a life and career she has had, and is still having. It’s non stop!
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Enjoy this episode as we learn about Gill’s life and career in dance accompaniment as she makes her way around the world playing for dance.
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From punk rock, and Crowded House, to Limbs Dance Company, ending up in Canada, she has incredible stories to tell.
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Follow Gill’s social media and enjoy exploring her work, and her own composed music for dance. It’s fascinating! ❤️
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Happy Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Hobson! Put a heart in the comments and show your love! Three years today! They are legends in their own right, but together they are even more iconic! They make us laugh so much!! Amazing dynamic between them! ❤️❤️
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NEW EPISODE:
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Today episode is the second instalment of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, and this time it’s for teachers and dancers, as told by us pianists.
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Another light hearted, but informative episode with lots of banter an humour, and plenty of useful tips and advice, that we think would make class run smoother.
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To be taken with a pinch of salt, we hope you enjoy it!
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GOING LIVE, this weekend on Sunday 10th July, BST, on our YouTube channel.
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Follow the link in the bio to set your reminder and to watch along, it’s gonna be so much fun.
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Live demonstrations from David Yow and live musical examples of what us pianists do in the studio.
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Topical discussions and lots of banter of course, and several surprises!
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Sunday 10th July, 3.00pm BST. Link in the bio. See you there!

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Nearing the end of the summer term in the Western Hemisphere, and I managed to capture @chrishobson86 giving us some Catharsis reel, but we’re nicknaming it “David’s Reel”. Enjoy! ❤️
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Did we mention we’re going LIVE 😆
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Join us for a live recording of the Ballet Piano Podcast on Sunday 10th July, BST, at 3.00pm
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There will be live demonstrations, discussions, laughter, and the chance for you to connect with us live!!
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Follow the link in our bio, set your reminders and we’ll see you there!!

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NEW EPISODE:
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Today’s new episode is hilarious! A very tongue-in-cheek, 10 commandments for ballet pianists, as thought up by David Yow. It’s not biblical in any way, but merely some do’s and don’ts from a teacher’s perspective.
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Do let us know in the comments what you think, we hope you think it’s fun and can relate!!
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WE ARE GOING LIVE!!
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On Sunday 10th July, at 15.00 BST we are recording a LIVE episode of the Ballet Piano Podcast, and you will not want to miss it!!
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We will talking about more important ballet class topics, with live demonstrations from David, and the pianists will be playing live music to accompany!
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There will be fun games, and lots of topical banter, it’s gonna be so much fun.
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Follow the link in the bio and set the reminder so you can watch live and on time! You’ll be able chat along with us and we can read out your comments on the podcast!
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We can’t wait to see you there!!
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NEW EPISODE:
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An In Conversation for you today with adorable @mr.matchalatte, what a lovely chap!
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We talk to him about his training in Italy, and then in London, and his transition into professional company life.
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Andrea has a unique appreciation for music, which was instilled at a young age. Listen to him talk about music and ballet with such ease.
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We hope you enjoy this episode. Comment below show him some love! ❤️
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NEW EPISODE:
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Happy Endings…no, not what you think! 🙄😂
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Today’s new episode is all the endings of exercises specifically. We talk about what to look out for to know the exercise is ending, and we discuss the non verbal cues, that can indicate if an exercise is ending or continuing to the second side.
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It’s very interesting, and always funny. There’s the odd anecdote to show, we’re all human. We hope you enjoy this episode! Comment below! ❤️
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NEW EPISODE:
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Out today is a new In Conversation with physiotherapist @lorienmark.
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A former ballet dancer, and now working in the world of dance science, we put Lori under the microscope and ask him all about his work as a clinician. We quiz him about the current state of ballet training, and discuss the current demands on dancers, both physically and mentally, and what support there is out there.
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A very useful, and insightful episode, Lori is very detailed in his approach, and although we barely scratch the surface, we hope you in this first chat with Lori. ❤️
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NEW EPISODE:
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Today’s new episode is all about good housekeeping and studio etiquette.
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We talk about handed down traditions of practices and protocols which have become part and parcel of being in a ballet studio to help class run smoothly and without a hitch.
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We hope you enjoy this episode. Comment below your thoughts! ❤️
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IT’S JOHN SWEENEY DAY!!
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A brand new episode with John about his career in dance and silent movies! This will blow your mind.
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Very understated, but in the hot seat he comes alive. Listen to him talk about his approach to ballet, contemporary, improvising in counterpoint, and of course the movies.
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We really hope you enjoy it, and pop a comment below to show John some love. ❤️
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NEW EPISODE
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This week’s new episode is all about the preparation and playing for assessment class, specifically in a training setting.
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How do teachers choose the steps? How do pianists chose music? What’s the process? How does that collaboration work?
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Listen to this episode to find out all the insights regarding what goes into making an assessment, and rehearsing it to the final “performance “.
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On Wednesday, we were so lucky to get John Sweeney for an afternoon, to chat in depth about his work in dance and silent movie, and his “other worldly” approach to improvisation in counterpoint. That episode airs in two weeks.
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We had to ask him to play us a bit, so enjoy this exquisite clip of John improvising!
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NEW EPISODE:
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Last week we caught up with the incredibly special @rosealiceofficial to talk about her life and career, and what makes her tick. It is a fascinating story breaking the mold at every opportunity. Listen to this new episode, where she is unapologetically brilliant in her work!!
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When the teacher asks for you an angry frappe, and you wanted to be Jamie Cullum when you were 17 😂😂

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NEW EPISODE:
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This new episode is about the feelings you get working with a new teacher or pianist for the first time, and we’re calling it “first date nerves”, and how you can make your first encounter with someone new run as smooth as possible!
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Enjoy this hilarious episode, where as you can imagine, it doesn’t always go right. 😂❤️
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