360: Introducing the TopMusic Piano Podcast

IMT EPISODE 360 Introducing the TopMusic Piano Podcast

In today’s episode, we’re thrilled to share a major announcement. Dr. Rachel Ehring, our esteemed guest, takes us through her unexpected journey from our chance encounter at NCKP to her new role as the host of the TopMusic Piano Podcast. As a music teacher and director of a conservatory, Rachel shares insights into her unique career path, the challenges of reopening the conservatory post-COVID, and her passion for embracing creative resources in piano teaching. Don’t miss this episode full of insights, reflections, and the unveiling of a new chapter in the Top Music Piano Podcast journey.

  • Rachel’s background as a music teacher, the director of a conservatory, and her journey in reopening it.
  • The focus on creative resources for piano teachers in Rachel’s own podcast.
  • Inspiration from Tim’s podcast during the COVID period when she resumed teaching.
  • Tim’s decision to step back from the podcast after seven years and 360 episodes.
  • Rachel’s excitement about taking on the role of the new host for the Top Music Piano Podcast.
  • Plans for the podcast, including exploring creative resources, the business side, and collaborative piano.
  • Tim’s encouragement for those with entrepreneurial ideas to give it a try.
  • Rachel’s invitation for listeners to share ideas for shows or guests for the new podcast.

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Today’s Guest

Dr. Rachel Ehring is a pianist, teacher, music administrator, and lover of piano teaching gadgets. She holds a DMA in Collaborative Piano from the University of Colorado Boulder and a MM in Accompanying from the University of Kansas. She currently serves as Director at St. John’s Conservatory of the Arts in Orange County, CA. Previously, she held positions at Concordia University Irvine and Henderson State University. Rachel is passionate about empowering music teachers to create engaging and exciting lessons for students of all ages. When she isn’t playing the piano, you might find Rachel reading books with her son or walking her beagle Frieda.


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