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The Keys Coach Podcast
by Adam Saunders
4M ago
The Keys Coach Podcast is currently on a short-break, and gearing up for its return on Thursday 18th January with an incredible episode featuring the talented Singer-Songwriter, Julian Velard. See you then ..read more
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Adam Dennis - Versatility as a Keys Player / Live TV 101
The Keys Coach Podcast
by Adam Saunders
5M ago
Adam Dennis has performed with Noel Gallagher, Robbie Williams, Tony Christie and Freya Ridings amongst many others. He’s a regular in the West End, the BBC Radio 2 Piano Room, as well as the house band for live TV shows, including Strictly Come Dancing and the Royal Variety Performance.   In this episode you will learn: The importance of being adaptable and versatile as a keyboard player How Adam stays ‘in-shape’ on the piano and how he prepares for live gigs How he practices with a metronome while still maintaining fluidity What advice Adam would give anyone wanting to enter the sessio ..read more
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Phil Merriman - All things Gospel, Jazz & Synths!
The Keys Coach Podcast
by Adam Saunders
5M ago
Phil Merriman is a pianist, keys player and arranger. He is equally at home playing classical, pop and jazz and has a huge love for Gospel music. He has performed with artists such as Andrew Small, Brendan B. Brown, CeCe Peniston and Polly Gibbons amongst many others!   In this episode you will learn: Why John Taylor was such a huge influence on Phil Why Phil records every gig he does, and then listens back and makes notes! How Phil developed a love for gospel music and synth bass Why tone production on the piano, is so important and why it often gets overlooked How ‘Transcribing’ can me ..read more
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Joe Webb - The Master of Stride Piano
The Keys Coach Podcast
by Adam Saunders
5M ago
Joe Webb is a highly regarded pianist, jazz musician, and composer, originally from Wales. He has emerged as a leading force on the U.K jazz scene today, captivating audiences with his exceptional talent and rockstar-like persona. Joe is known for his work with the acclaimed Webb City, Kansas Smitty's, Adrian Cox & Rob Luft, and has collaborated with artists like Jamie Cullum.   In this episode you will learn: What drew Joe to the piano in the first place How to practice stride piano while watching TV What it was like performing on Jamie Cullum’s Christmas album Why Joe’s first album ..read more
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Pete Churchill - How James Taylor Transformed my Piano Playing
The Keys Coach Podcast
by Adam Saunders
5M ago
Pete Churchill is a pianist, singer, teacher, songwriter… the list goes on! He has taught and inspired countless musicians. Amongst many other things, he teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and directs the amazing London Vocal Project.   In this episode you will learn: How transcribing James Taylors guitar picking, transformed the way Pete thinks about the piano and harmony Why understanding intervals helped Pete unlock being able to play in all keys Pete’s approach to singing and playing at the same time Why Pete thinks of his right hand like a gospel choir… and lots, lots more! &nbs ..read more
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Ed Blunt - Piano and the Craft of Songwriting
The Keys Coach Podcast
by Adam Saunders
5M ago
Ed Blunt is a pianist and songwriter who has worked with Tom Odell, Niall Horan, Westlife, JP Cooper, Elles Bailey, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Hollie Rogers - amongst many others! Described as “brilliant” by Chris Difford of Squeeze, Ed released ‘Over The Moon’, his first album as a songwriter in 2022. Ed is also the musical director for the amazing Camden Voices.   In this episode you will learn: Why learning drums can really enhance your keys playing Ed’s approach to writing songs and generating lyrics How the piano can be such a useful tool when writing interesting arrangements for choi ..read more
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Jamie Safir - Life on the Road with Will Young and Kylie Minogue
The Keys Coach Podcast
by Adam Saunders
5M ago
Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Producer Jamie Safir has worked with some of the finest names in popular music including Will Young, Kylie Minogue, Birdy, Mica Paris, Olly Murs and The Brand New Heavies. As a prominent member of the UK Jazz Scene Jamie plays with Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, Liane Carroll, Emma Smith and Iain Ballamy. In this conversation, Jamie talks about his early days, growing up in Manchester and then moving to London. He talks about life on the road in Will Young’s band, his love for Nord Keyboards and talks us through how he put together his solo show ‘Piano Talk ..read more
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Mike MacLennan (Who Do You Think You Are? / The Grand Tour) - Insights into Music for TV & Film (Bonus Episode)
The Keys Coach Podcast
by Adam Saunders
5M ago
Mike MacLennan is a TV & Film composer. Recent work includes the flagship BBC1 series Who Do You Think You Are, and he is currently co-scoring an upcoming natural history feature for Netflix with Paul-Leonard Morgan. He has written music for The Grand Tour (Amazon), Designated Survivor (Netflix) and the hit TV show, Dynasty. He has also composed additional music for a number of TV & film projects, working most recently with David Arnold on the BBC One drama Inside Man, starring Stanley Tucci & David Tennant.  In this special bonus episode, we delve into what it means ..read more
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The Keys Coach Podcast
by Adam Saunders
5M ago
Welcome to The Keys Coach Podcast, where renowned piano, keys, and synth players share their journey in music! Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned pro, or simply a fan of great music, join keys player and educator, Adam Saunders, as he dives deep into fascinating conversations with these extraordinary guests.   JOIN THE WAITLIST ?   Music - dcuttermusic.com ..read more
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Phil Merriman - All things Gospel, Jazz & Synths!
The Keys Coach Podcast
by Adam Saunders
5M ago
Phil Merriman is a pianist, keys player and arranger. He is equally at home playing classical, pop and jazz and has a huge love for Gospel music. He has performed with artists such as Andrew Small, Brendan B. Brown, CeCe Peniston and Polly Gibbons amongst many others!   In this episode you will learn: Why John Taylor was such a huge influence on Phil Why Phil records every gig he does, and then listens back and makes notes! How Phil developed a love for gospel music and synth bass Why tone production on the piano, is so important and why it often gets overlooked How ‘Transcribing’ can me ..read more
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