How To

Welcome to the How To series, where we dive in and discover the How To’s of life with the ones who’ve lived it. No topic is off limits as we discuss everything under the sun with people who are experts in their field and want to teach others where to begin. Want to learn how to surf? Let former surf instructor Eivind Lea show you the ropes. Have you always wanted to make money by playing music, but don't know how to start? Listen to professional musician Francis Roberts share his decades of wisdom.

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How To: Make It To Broadway with Andrew Pirozzi

Join Broadway dancer, actor and all-around entertainer Andrew Pirozzi in a deeply illuminating and heartfelt discussion of just what it takes to follow your wildest dreams and make them a reality, and how those with dedication and passion can follow in his footsteps. He also shares some of the wildest stories from career, and the unexpected but life-changing way he made it to Broadway.

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Jump ahead in this episode:
 

Andrew’s Career: 4:15
The Critical Importance of Community: 23:55
The Role of Sven on Broadway: 28:00
How Passion Pushes You - 36:55
Advice for Aspiring Performers - 50:15

 

Andrew Pirozzi has been in the world of entertainment for over 15 years, and his credits are extensive. He appeared as a dancer at the Oscars, presented at the Tony’s, and has performed in numerous tv shows, movies, and televised stage performances like Grip and Electric, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Hairspray Live! He officially made it to Broadway when he played the role of Sven in Disney’s Frozen, to widespread acclaim, a role which was featured in the New York Times and a character study video on Broadway.com. He has also branched out into the world of singing and acting, and more than anything credits his continued success to the sense of community and heartfelt joy he approaches all of his work with.
 

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Useful links

Andrew Pirozzi on Instagram
Character Study: FROZEN star Andrew Pirozzi Transforms... - YouTube
The Secret Life of Sven - NYT 

April 25, 2021
 

How To Become A Comedian with Adam Mamawala

Adam Mamawala performing stand-up comedy for cover image of The Educator Podcast episode How To Become a Comedian with Adam Mamawala
Join professional comedian Adam Mamawala, a 15-year veteran of the comedy world with appearances on MTV, Comedy Central and BET, write-ups in the New York Times and a past contributor to SNL's Weekend Update as we discuss his unique life and what it takes to make it as a comedian today.
Feb. 18, 2021

How To Surf with Eivind Lea

 
Want to learn how to surf? In this episode I interview longtime surfer and former surf instructor Eivind Lea, where we teach beginning surfers how to stand up and catch their first wave using a simple, 4-step process.
Jan. 14, 2021

How To Make a Living as a Professional Musician with Francis Roberts

 

In this episode of the Educator Podcast: How To, I interview longtime professional musician Francis Roberts, where we discuss the hidden details of the life of a professional musician and how to make a living in today’s music industry.