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Michele McLaughlin

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My Favorite Places to Visit

One of my favorite things is traveling to new and exciting places.  I travel quite a bit when I am touring, and I take a vacation or two with my sister every year.  I’ve traveled all over North America and Europe and can’t wait to go see more of the world.  I’ve been to Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, France, Alaska, Cancun, Portugal, Hawaii, Italy, Greece, Mexico, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Saint Maarten, the Caribbean and so many places in the US!!  

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A Look Back at 2016

Wow - what an incredible year this has been!  And I can’t believe how fast it went by.  It seems like not that long ago that 2016 just started, and yet, that was an entire year ago.  I have so much to be grateful for this year… touring adventures, incredible concerts, travel with my sister and friends, a quiet and relaxing summer, working on my album release, and more!  Let’s break this down by month because there was literally something amazing each month this year.  

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Album Review of Life by New Age Music

A fantastic review of Life has been posted by New Age Music.  A huge THANK YOU to Keith Hannaleck! I am so glad you liked the album!!  

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Album Review of Life by One World Music Radio

A fantastic review of Undercurrent has been posted by One World Music Radio.  Thanks  Steve Sheppard! Read More

Christmas Cheer is Almost Here

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Advice from a Solo Piano Entrepreneur

 

I started releasing albums in 2000, as a way to share music with my friends and family.  At that time, I had no idea this would lead into a full time career.  But here I am, almost seventeen years later, a full time musician who tours regularly, owns my own business, and runs an in-home concert series. I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to make it in this industry as an independent musician and how to be successful at doing so.

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Learn Piano Through Beautiful Solo Piano Music

 

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Intermediate Piano Music From My Collection

 

One of the best parts of learning piano is when you get comfortable enough to start tackling slightly harder pieces. It's fun to learn pieces that are just hard enough to be challenging but aren't super time consuming. To help with that search process, I've listed my favorite pieces from past albums that I think fall into this category along with a few Christmas songs for the holiday season. Let me know how it goes!

Looking for easier sheet music? Click here! 

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A Look Back at Beginnings

I started playing piano when I was about 5 years old.  I would learn to play melodies and songs I had heard by ear.  When I was 8, my parents took me to see George Winston in concert at Abravanel Hall.  I remember watching him play, watching his hands on the keyboard, and being mesmerized by everything he was doing.  I then learned to play a lot of his songs by ear by listening to his CDs over and over, and a short time later, I started writing my own songs.

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Finding Balance

I am often trying to find balance in my life.  Balance in eating healthy and following a healthy lifestyle.  Balance in my spirituality.  Balance in my relationships and friendships and family.  Balance in my home environment. Balance in love.  Balance in my work and musical career.  Balance.  Balance.  Balance.  So what does that mean, to find balance?  

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