134 – Tony Parlapiano on popMATICS and a New Format for Online Teaching



Today I’m sharing part one of a two-part episode with a guest you’ve heard from before.

Teaching piano has taken many forms over the years for today’s guest, Tony Parlapiano. From being a travel piano teacher and teaching students homes, to teaching online during the pandemic and then sticking with it afterward, to the studio we’re going to hear about today, that more closely resembles a college program than your standard 1:1 or group lessons. 

Over the summer, Tony was featured in our studio snapshot series. In that episode he alluded to his new online instruction model and I was very curious, but I knew it needed more time than we had then to really understand it, so that’s what we’re talking about today.

The first part of our interview, which you’ll hear today, is more about the pedagogical and practical structure of the program and then we’ll get into the marketing and business side of things in the second half, next week.

Here’s my conversation with Tony.


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Connect with Tony

Website: https://popmatics.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/popMATICS

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/popmatics/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/TonyParlapiano


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