Michele McLaughlin

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A Life of Music and Travel


My very first public performance was in 2007, even though I’ve been writing music my whole life and releasing albums since 2000.  I never imagined being a touring musician and public performance used to absolutely terrify me.  But, after a few concerts here and there from 2007 to 2010, and then starting my own in-home concert series in 2011, to doing my first official full length tour on the West Coast in 2012, followed by an epic US tour through 27 states in 2013, to touring regularly and almost monthly this last year in 2016… my life as a full time musician has become something entirely different than when I started on this adventure sixteen years ago.   

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My Best-Selling Sheet Music


There's a lot of sheet music in my store, and I figured it'd be nice to know what items have been popular over the past few years! That way you can easily pick a gift or new piece to learn! 

With that in mind, I've gone through my notes and found my most popular sheet music pieces from the past two years. 

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My Favorite Salt Lake City Concerts And Venues


Salt Lake City is one of the coolest places for live music. With unique music venues and full summer concert lineups, it seems like there is always a show to see. Check out this list of some of my favorite spots!

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Expressive Art And The Artists That Make Valley View Come to Life

People often tell me that my home is like an art gallery.  I love art!  And not just any art… it has to speak to me, move me, touch me — be a form of expressive art.  And when it does speak, I often buy it so I can cherish it every day.  My home is filled with colorful glass art, oil paintings, colorful vases and sculptures, etc.  I’ve always had the philosophy that spending money on travel, food, and art is money worth spending!

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What To Do In Salt Lake City - Eats

This year has been a whirlwind adventure of touring, vacationing, music award shows, hang time with friends, and trying to get everything done in-between all the fun.  I think this may be my busiest year yet, and while I love being out in the world sharing music, and exploring, I also love my down time at home, in my lovely hometown of Salt Lake City.

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How To Host House Concerts


People are often surprised when I tell them I love to perform in house concerts. Not only do I run my own house concert series in my hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, but when I am out touring and performing, I love to do house concerts.

They’re my favorite way to perform because it’s more intimate and personal, and I have a much better opportunity to mingle with the audience, hang out with my fans and listeners, and just spend time with everyone. When I perform in larger performance halls, that personal connection is often lacking.  

So how do you host a house concert?  It’s very easy and affordable!  I will use piano concerts as an example, because that’s what I do, but this can apply to all sorts of acoustic music.  


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The Valley View Concert Series

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Piano Music For Beginners

Easy piano music for beginners doesn't have to be boring! Some of my favorite pieces I've ever written also happen to be easy from a technical sense.

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Audiosyncracy At Sea, My Adventure Playing Solo Piano Music On A Cruise Ship


If you had told me, ten years ago, or even 5 years ago, that I would someday perform solo piano music on a cruise ship, I wouldn’t have believed you.  I never imagined such a thing would ever be something I’d have the opportunity to do.  Yet, last year, when Jamey and Stacey Osborne of Audiosyncracy at Sea, invited me to be their inaugural featured performer aboard the MSC Divina in June 2016, I jumped at the chance.  After many months of planning, promotion, marketing, and preparation, we embarked on a journey to the Caribbean to play music, hang out with friends and fans, and enjoy a week in the sun together.  The experience was more than I had hoped for, and it will forever be one of my favorite memories.  

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What to do in Salt Lake City: Places I Like to Take My Concert Guests

When I invite musicians to my house to perform in my house concert series, it’s not just about the music, or the concert. It’s more about the opportunity to hang out and make friends with whoever is coming to play.

I will encourage them to come into Salt Lake City a day before the show, and stay a day afterward so we can visit, hang out, and I can take them on a little sightseeing adventure as well.

Salt Lake City is such a neat city, and there’s so much to see and do. Here’s my list for a fun afternoon of seeing the sights:

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