Distiguished Guests

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Friends of TPP
  • Dr. Jon Skidmore

    Performance Psychologist
    Dr. Jon Skidmore, Performance Psychologist
  • Megan Ihnen

    Mezzo-Soprano and Executive Director of the Live Music Project
    Megan Ihnen
  • Kristhyan Benitez

    Grammy Award Winning Pianist & Steinway Artist
  • Jim Wilson

    Yamaha Recording Artist, One of the World's Leading Concert Piano Technicians, and Author
    Jim Wilson, Tuned In, Author, Concert Piano Technician, Yamaha Recording Artist
  • Irina Gorin

    Educator, Creator of Tales of a Musical Journey Method Books, and Founder of The Gorin Institute
  • Danny Holt

    Pianist, Percussionist, Composer, & Producer
  • Liam Pitcher

    Classical Pianist, Composer, & South Africa’s Leading Improviser
    pianist, composer, improviser, south african musician
  • Sherry Grant

    Concert Pianist, Cellist, Poet, & Festival Organizer
  • Tim Topham

    Founder of Top Music Co & Author of "No Book Beginners"
  • Miki Sawada

    Classical Pianist & CEO of Gather Hear, Inc.
  • Walter Aparicio

    Pianist, Educator & Founder of Foundation for Bolivian Artist
  • Michael Coonrod

    Classical Pianist, Recording Artist, & Educator
  • Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti

    Grammy & Latin Grammy Award Winners
  • Lisa Whealy

    Music Education Activist and Founder of Sound of Humanity Music Project
  • George Marriner Maull

    Conductor, TV Personality, & Artistic Director of The Discovery Orchestra
  • Michelle Lynne

    Classical Pianist/Entrepreneur Co-founder of The Fearless Artist Mastermind
  • Nnenna Ogwo

    Concert Pianist & Founder of Juneteenth LP
  • Ludovic Zamor

    Concert Pianist & Recording Artist
  • A Seat At The Piano

    Promoting Inclusion in Piano Literature
  • Michael Kaykov

    Concert Pianist/Recording Artist
Season 4



    Season 3
    Guest Co-Hosts

    Siliana Chiliachka


    Ms. Chiliachka is a performing classical pianist and dedicated music educator. Teaching piano has been her profession and passion for the past 21 years. She is especially interested in understanding how people learn when they learn music, teaching healthy piano technique and fostering motivation. Ms. Chiliachka is a lifelong learner and explorer of new ideas and discoveries. She loves igniting the musical spark in every one of her students and believes everyone is musical!

    Season 1 & 2

    Mr. Hunter is a multi-genre pianist, composer, and educator based in NYC. He co-founded The Piano Pod with Yukimi Song and Clara Zhang during the coronavirus pandemic. They together built the show's foundation: to examine the traditions of the piano, adapt them, and expand its capabilities in this modern era.

    Mr. Hunter co-hosted from the introductory episode of Season 1 to the 5th episode of Season 2. In addition, he is a composer of our introductory and closing music.

    Ms. Zhang, is a classical pianist and piano teacher based in NYC. Born and raised in China, she was admitted into the Tianjin Music Conservatory at age 11, where she was later selected to go on a tour in the US when she turned 17. She moved to Kansas with a music scholarship and started her professional music career.

    In 2012, Ms. Zhang opened Rational Music Studios (RMS), a private piano studio based in the Upper East Side NYC. Her students have won prizes and performed in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.