Do you use online platforms in your music studio? In this music education podcast episode, TopMusic invited Owen Grover, CEO of TrueFire Studios, to talk about trends in online music education. Education technology is going to stay and will also evolve in so many ways. Given that, we should now think of how we, as music educators, use this as a complement to our studio offerings.

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About the Episode

[05:15] Owen tells about his musical background.
[07:36] The story behind TrueFire Studios and how the company merger made sense in the industry.
[10:48] What TrueFire Studios and their brands are all about.
[18:06] Why TrueFire Studios was named as one of the most interesting disruptors in the industry.
[21:30] Why teachers shouldn’t feel threatened about e-learning apps.
[27:02] Tips on how teachers can bring the convenience of apps and tech into their studios.
[30:20] The effect of short attention spans in what TrueFire is doing.
[33:17] Is content still king?
[35:46] Owen tells us more about iHeartRadio and PocketCasts.
[41:05] Tips for teachers to grow in this content-rich high-tech world
[44:04] Predictions in the next 5-10 years on e-learning and AI.
[47:57] A peek into the future plans of TrueFire Studios.

About Owen Grover

Owen Grover is the CEO of TrueFire Studios, the world’s leading online music education platform. Owen has spent the last 25 years at the intersection of music and technology. Previously, he served as CEO of PocketCasts, an acclaimed global podcasting platform. He was also a founding member of the iHeartRadio team, and he helped establish iHeart’s entertainment division. A passionate music fan, Owen lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

About the TopMusic Music Education Podcast

Thank you for tuning in to this music education podcast! Consider implementing the ideas from this episode by writing several actionable steps for your teaching or learning practice if it’s inspired you.

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