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Where I Listen to Music

January 26, 2017
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  I am quite often listening to some sort of music in the background, while I work, or drive around town, or even just chill out.  I absolutely love listening to music I can sing along to, and of course, I adore solo piano music.    Here are some of my favorite places to listen, and favorite playlists & stations:...
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Topics: listen, music

A Life of Music and Travel

September 19, 2016
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  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, ...
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Topics: music, Travel

My Favorite Salt Lake City Concerts And Venues

August 23, 2016
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  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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Topics: music, Travel

How To Host House Concerts

July 26, 2016
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  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, ...
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Topics: music

The Valley View Concert Series

July 21, 2016
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Topics: music, Travel

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

July 11, 2016
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  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 ...
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Topics: music, Travel

A Few of My Favorite Piano Players

June 21, 2016
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  People ask me all the time who my influences are, who I love to listen to, who inspires me musically. If I’m not listening to piano music, or working on my own music, I’m often listening to singer songwriter style music, or alternative rock, or the Top Hits of whatever is popular these days. My musical influences tend to vary over the years, depending on my own musical tastes, and growth as a pianist. Back when I ...
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Topics: music

New Song: "At Home" by Michele McLaughlin ©2016

April 06, 2016
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Topics: music

Album Review of Top 20 Solo Piano by Kathy Parsons

January 03, 2016
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My first review for Top 20 - Solo Piano has come in, from the fantastic Kathy Parsons at MainlyPiano.com  Thanks Kathy!!!  ...
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Topics: music

Michele's Album Release Checklist

November 18, 2015
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I am a solo pianist and I release my my albums about every 12-24 months.  I'm in the process of releasing my sixteenth album, and in all the years I've been doing this, I've learned a few things about what needs to be done to effectively release a solo piano album as an independent musician.  I am the queen of making lists, and over the years I've created a pretty thorough checklist of things I do to release my music. ...
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Topics: music, Thoughts

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