Matt McLaughlin Piano Studio

Welcome to My Piano Studio

Welcome to my website. My name is Matt McLaughlin, and I'm a pianist and piano teacher living in Austin, TX.

Besides my very active studio of award winning students, I am President of the Austin Piano Festival, and am very active in the Austin Music Teachers Association as the Student Events Chair and past chair of several contests and festivals.

If you are interested in piano lessons, please click here to read about my studio.

I have two degrees in music, and moved to Austin years ago to pursue graduate studies in music theory and study with the renowned pianist Anton Nel. I have performed for over 20 years and have taught for well over a decade.

I also maintain the websites PianoBlog.com and Your-Piano-Lessons.com. When I am not teaching or performing I enjoy a range of interests such as philosophy, literature, fitness, and the arts.

Announcements and Studio News

I'm VERY excited to announce the Austin Piano Festival's 2014 series of recitals, masterclasses, and competitions, featuring world-famous pianists from around the country. Click Here to Read More
Congratulations to Trevor Villwock for his acceptance and scholarship offers to several major conservatories throughout the country, including Peabody, Oberlin, San Francisco, UT Austin. Trevor applied as a composition major with audition on piano as his applied instrument. He will be attending UC Boulder this year as an entering freshman. 

Rebecca continues to win competitions around the state. Most recently receiving first place and judges option special award in the Wilcox and Maurer competition, as well as second place in the extremely competitive Baylor/Waco piano competition.

Congratulations to festival participants this year: Ethan, Emma, Monica, Georgia, Izzy, Miguel, Andie, Carson, Jackson, Abby, and Perry.

Rebecca Chen won first prize in the prestigious Janet Russell Memorial Scholarship Competition.

Rebecca Chen won the Austin Symphony Orchestra concerto competition. She will be performing the first movement of Chopin's Piano Concerto in F minor with the Austin Symphony Orchestra in concerts this year.

Trevor Villwock won the Austin Symphony Orchestra Young Composers Competition. His winning piece will be performed by the Austin Symphony Orchestra in several concerts this year.

Rebecca Chen won the Pearl Amster Youth Concerto Competition. She will perform as a piano soloist with the Austin Civic Orchestra this year.

Student Examples