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A Look Back at Beginnings

September 30, 2016
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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 ...
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Topics: Thoughts

Finding Balance

September 25, 2016
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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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Expressive Art And The Artists That Make Valley View Come to Life

August 15, 2016
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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 ...
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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

Happy Birthday To ME!!

July 22, 2015
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Guess what?  Today is my birthday.  Yep, one of my favorite days of the year.  And to celebrate, I'm giving YOU a 40% off coupon to use at my store.  I hope you enjoy!!   Coupon Code: july40   If you're not sure what to buy, here are some of my favorites: The Space Between, Spiritual Awakening, The Life Cycle, Forsaken Irish Rain, The Music Box Angel!...
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Topics: sheet music, music, Thoughts

A Humbling Blog Post

April 30, 2015
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A fellow musician, and fan of mine, wrote a beautiful blog post yesterday, thanking me for the impact I've had on him and his musical journey.   You can read it on his site HERE.   I am humbled by his post because I consider myself just another musician who makes music because I love to, and I'm so grateful when people respond to it in such positive ways.  But to know that I've encouraged him to continue following his ...
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Michele McLaughlin: The Meaning of Life and Musical Storytelling...

April 23, 2015
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I was asked, by Nicolae Tanase at Excellence Reporter, what I believe the meaning of life is.  It was published this week online.  Check it out....
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