Community Musician: the NCMC podcast
Meg Kelsey-Wright and the Piano Connection

Meg Kelsey-Wright and the Piano Connection

April 4, 2021

For this session Joe Blumenthal interviews long-time NCMC piano teacher Meg Kelsey-Wright.  The interview features an in-depth discussion of the innovative "Piano Connection" program she founded at the Music Center.

Interview with Bill Feinstein, NCMC founder

Interview with Bill Feinstein, NCMC founder

March 21, 2021

In this episode, board member Joe Blumenthal reminisces with founder Bill Feinstein about the earliest days of the Northampton Community Music Center; how it came into being and how it moved from its first instruction in his living room to bringing it to its current home on South St. 

Interview with Emily Greene, Suzuki violin teacher

Interview with Emily Greene, Suzuki violin teacher

March 7, 2021

Violin teacher Emily Greene talks about the Suzuki method of learning music and the advantage, particularly for young children, of thinking of music as another language.  She also talks about Dr. Suzuki's book "Nurtured by Love" and his mission of making the world a better place through music.  In addition, she discusses how she and the Music Center have adapted to the pandemic.

Interview with teacher Adam Bosse

Interview with teacher Adam Bosse

February 23, 2021

NCMC board member Joe Blumenthal interviews teacher Adam Bosse.  Adam talks about his teaching at NCMC and the surprising upsides of being a musician during the pandemic.

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