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McLaughlin School of Music - Piano and Music Lessons
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Today 7:00 am – 11:30 pm
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1402 W North Loop Blvd Austin, TX 78756
1402 West North Loop BoulevardUSTexasAustin78756
(512) 337-2224mclaughlinschool.com
Music Instructor, Piano InstructorToday 7:00 am – 11:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 11:30 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 11:30 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 11:30 pmThursday 7:00 am – 11:30 pmFriday 7:00 am – 11:30 pmSaturday 7:00 am – 11:30 pmSunday 7:00 am – 11:30 pm
Award winning Piano Instruction in Austin TX for all levels and ages, from complete beginner through very advanced. Student include winners of advanced level competitions, future music majors, complete beginners, and adult students. Extensive experience with ALL levels from complete beginner through conservatory-level playing. For more information visit www.MattMcLaughlin.net
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"Matt is an amazing piano teacher!"
"I am an adult beginner student with no prior musical experience."
"His student recitals are great motivation for the younger students..."
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Connie Warkentin
a month ago
I would not hesitate to recommend Matt to anyone looking for a dedicated, talented, and very inspiring teacher. My two daughters, who have been playing piano for 10 and 7 years, have been taking lessons with Matt for almost a year and both girls have made huge advances in their skill level. My oldest, specifically, often remarks how Matt makes the music come alive for her! He has been very patient and encouraging in correcting some of the poor technique that other teachers have allowed to continue for all these years. Even though Matt has high standards for practice time and attendance at lessons, he is very realistic and has been flexible with finding the best schedule that suits our family. We feel extremely blessed to have found Matt!
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John Zimmerman
3 months ago
Lots of positive things to say about Matt and his studio. He is patient, organized, encouraging, and always up-beat. Great sense of humor. I'm amazed at his depth of musical knowledge, both historically and structurally. As an adult semi-beginner student, he's tailored the lessons to be challenging, yet achievable, and is guiding me down a mostly-Bach path (my main interest right now). He also has insights into what might be called the psychology of playing the piano - how the mind and body interact when learning and playing music. All in all I feel pretty fortunate to have gotten into his studio!
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山顶牧场工人
3 months ago
I feel so lucky that we found Matt not long after we moved to Austin in last year. We went to several recitals but were not satisfied with the 'feeling' about teachers, then I found Matt online. My daughter began to like Mr. Matt after first trial lesson, and so far we have been learning piano from him over a year now. He is so young compare to the other teachers we had in the past, so I was wondering if he could be patient to young kids. But over the time, his patience and always being encouraging are definitely impressive, my daughter's learning and practicing become more initiative. It is very important for kids doing what they really like, and I think Matt is a kind of teacher making kids enjoy what they are doing with excellent skill and dedicated attitude.
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Rebecca Chen
3 months ago
I took lessons from Matt for 6 years and I could not be more thankful to have had him as a teacher. As a student interested in entering competitions and festivals, I was searching for a teacher who would not only have the knowledge and skills to teach me at a higher level, but also the dedication to prepare me for frequent performances and help me maximize my potential. Matt's depth of knowledge in a wide variety of music styles and strong background in music theory has given me valuable insight into every piece I have worked on. His attention to detail has helped me identify my weaknesses and systematically refine my technique and showmanship. Matt has always put in an tremendous amount of work into making sure I felt prepared for every performance. Every class was challenging and engaging but I never felt overwhelmed or pressured. His friendly personality creates a comfortable environment for students of all ages. I love how Matt allows freedom for individuals to explore their musicality, which has helped me better understand and experience the beauty of music. I would recommend Matt without hesitation to any student searching for a a higher level piano education or simply to explore music
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Monica L.
3 months ago
My 8 year old son receives wonderful piano instruction from Matt. He has been attending lessons for a year and has made tremendous progress. I am grateful that Matt teaches technique, theory and also incorporates proper posture. None of my sons previous teachers taught posture and I believe that is has helped my child excel at piano. Matt has also helped instill a love of playing in my son. He knows what he is capable of and pushes him to his level of achievement.
Chris Ringstaff
3 months ago
Having been a former music student, I simply wanted the best possible piano teacher for my daughter. I feel that I have found that teacher in Matt. My daughter looks forward to her lesson each week and practices everyday...not for me but for "Mr. Matt". It is amazing the progress she has made in the past four years as a student of Matt. Our friends and family are always complementing her playing. I cannot recommend him more highly.
lYn vIg
3 months ago
Matt is an amazing piano teacher!! We are so blessed to have found him following a move to the Austin area. When Matt plays the piano, it is truly magical, he is one of the best piano players that I have ever seen...it is clear that he has put his heart and soul into perfecting his art, and is able to pass his gifts, talents and skills over to his students. This is the teacher that you hope for for your child, or yourself...he is the best of the best. Matt is keenly observant, and picks up on his students' strengths and weaknesses in order to make them better musicians. Matt is inspiring, and even discusses the history behind various pieces and their composers for an amazing, well-rounded and comprehensive instruction. In addition to being the best teacher my son has studied under in terms of skill, Matt is kind, approachable and very organized in his method of teaching. Lynda & Zakariah
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Shaun Sims
3 months ago
I started taking lessons with Matt in the fall of 2013 as an adult beginner. I had some musical experience growing up with strings, but this was my first foray into piano land. I can't recommend Matt highly enough, and here are just a few reasons why: If you get stuck on a particular spot or series of spots in a piece, Matt is able to quickly unwind your frustration by articulating what is most likely causing your roadblock, and then breaks the solution down into small, achievable steps. Related to the last point, no matter how much practice and/or progress you've been able to make in the week prior, Matt is able to assess where you're at and make sure you leave each lesson ahead of where you started. So even if you've had a really busy week at work and you couldn't get much practice in, Matt is going to understand and help you make progress no matter how small. This continuous progress was absolutely critical to keeping me engaged and motivated, especially when I was just starting out. The piano books we work from present accessible, enjoyable pieces that are fun to play. If you're interested in particular composers or styles that may not be in the standard lesson book, Matt is good about finding alternative pieces that match your ability. Each week you get to play on his Steinway during the lesson. This is definitely a highlight for me. Matt looks at learning the piano holistically. There's just the right balance of technique, memorization, theory, ear training, scale work, and learning new pieces to keep you fully engaged. If you are not already convinced by his credentials, you will find out very quickly that Matt truly knows his craft inside and out. Tremendous value for the lessons. I probably shouldn't say this, but I would gladly pay double the current rate. Above all else, you can just tell right off the bat that Matt is a nice guy. I genuinely look forward to my lesson each week!
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