In Focus Podcast

Episode 114

He searches the area for the best music teachers so you don’t have…


Welcome, Todd Salpietro, to In-Focus Podcast Number 114. Todd is a musician and the Director at the Fall River Arts Academy. The Academy is the largest independently owned music school in the area.

They have won more awards than any other music school on the Southcoast. The school offers private, in-person, and online music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, drums, woodwinds & brasswinds & ukulele all under one roof.

Todd says that he, “searches the area for the best music teachers so you don’t have to.” He’s proud of their proven track record for success based on offering the most goal-oriented music lesson program available.

Todd talks with The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier, and reveals more of his background, the story behind the growth of the Fall River Arts Academy, and the challenges of keeping the momentum during the pandemic. This episode was recorded with Zoom “post-pandemic” in 2022.

We all hope that there will be an end in sight to the COVID-19 Pandemic so that we may return to our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place in New Bedford. Until then, we will continue to podcast remotely, assisted by Zoom, to accommodate our guests’ schedules and to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes.

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are on is are still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!


Todd Salpietro


Fall River Arts Academy

347 South Main Street
Fall River, Ma 02721 


This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


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