Matt McLaughlin Piano Studio
 Welcome to my private studio website. Besides my own teaching, I run the McLaughlin School of Music. If you are looking for the McLaughlin School of Music please click here.

My name is Matt McLaughlin, and I am a pianist and piano teacher living in Austin, TX. My professional piano lessons studio ranges from complete beginners through very advanced conservatory level pianists.

Because of a very busy schedule I can only accept serious students on an audition basis. For more information, or to inquire about an audition, please visit my lessons page. I am also very happy to help you find an excellent piano or music instructor, and would invite you to have a look at the many fantastic teachers at McLaughlin School of Music.

Besides teaching I am extremely active in the Austin arts community. I am a founding member and artistic director of Austin Piano Festival, am very active in the Austin Music Teachers Association as a Vice President and Student Events Chair and past chair of several contests and festivals, and maintain the blog PianoBlog.com.

I have two degrees in music, and moved to Austin years ago to pursue graduate studies in music theory and study in the studio of renowned pianist Anton Nel. Making my orchestral debut at the age of 15, I have performed for over 20 years and have taught for well over a decade.

When I am not teaching or performing I am active in a wide range of interests such as philosophy, literature, fitness, and the arts. Recently I started exploring my interest in all-things caffeinated including coffee, tea, and the coffee-tea hybrid cascara in a series of videos and websites alonside pianist Josh Straub.

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