Year: 2021

Ep. 79: Holistic health, wellness, and musicianship; with Austin Pancner

Our everyday movements and habits affect both our overall wellness AND our musicianship. Athletic and musical performers have much in common, including a susceptibility to repetitive use injuries, and physical performances that are highly affected by what’s going on between our ears – our mental and emotional states. Founder and CEO of The Functional Musician, Austin Pancner is passionate about empowering musicians to overcome and prevent tension, pain, and injury; and achieve optimal wellbeing in the process.

Ep.78: How and when are songs selected for TV & film scenes? with Jody Friedman

Music clearly impacts us is through its role in TV and movies. The absence of music in trailers or the shows themselves would fundamentally change our viewing experience. But who matches the appropriate song to a scene in a TV show or film for full effect? Music supervisor Jody Friedman explains the music selection process, tips for those interested in the biz, and how the song he composed ended up in The Handmaid’s Tale trailer.

Ep. 77: Music interventions in speech development & disorders, with Laura Moorer, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech disorders affect 11% of children ages 3-6, and over 9% of children ages 7-10. That’s a lot of kids! The majority of these speech disorders in young children have no known cause, and affect boys at significantly higher rates than girls. Laura Moorer, M.A., CCC-SLP, explains why and how music plays an important role in speech disorder treatment.

Ep. 76: What are the benefits of being an adult (even “old”!) beginner? With New York Times bestselling author Tom Vanderbilt

We are never too old to take advantage of the cognitive and emotional benefits of learning a new skill. Treating learning as a lifetime sport can roll back the odometer of our brains, expand our horizons, and renew our sense of self and identity. New York Times best-selling author Tom Vanderbilt explains the magic of learning a new skill in his brand new book, “Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning.”