Bench Player

Student piano player
Eastern music majors take to the airwaves on KPBX’s ‘Piano Bench.’


One of the most popular daytime programs on KPBX, the Spokane affiliate of National Public Radio, is Jim Tevenan’s Piano Bench, a show dedicated to revealing the instrument’s “great beauty and scope” via a mix of live performances and recordings.

Eastern student players are frequently among the guests featured on the program. During an appropriately masked, live studio appearance on Feb. 9, several Eastern students — not all of them pianists — teamed up with EWU music faculty members Jody Graves, professor of piano studies, and John Marshall, a professor of strings and cello studies, to show how Eagle musicians have not missed a beat during the long months of socially-distanced music making.

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