Piano Notes from Mike Strickland 
SUMMER 2015 

Mike Strickland Productions

Greetings from the Stricklands in Oregon! We recently yurt camped down in Coos Bay at Sunset Bay State Park. We did a 4 mile hike along the ridgeline of some very impressive sand dunes near Reedsport. So much fun! The dog's faces say it all!


Here's the latest news: I'm working on a new piano show with my daughter, Elizabeth which we'll debut in Redmond OR on Nov. 15, 2015. We'll be doing  some 4-hands one piano arrangements of mine as well as Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for 4 hands, one piano. Also Elizabeth will be featured doing some Chopin, Flight of the Bumble Bee, a lovely, inventive classical arrangement of My Favorite Things and others. And I'll feature some new compositions including one for my dog Bo! Hope you can make it!


I love featuring local young artists in my concerts. 13 year old Brylan was a blast to work with. See the featured young artist video in this newsletter.


And from the young to the not so young, we had our next door neighbor, 106 year old Rose Randolph join us for a wonderful string quartet concert by the Evergreen String Quartet whom we hosted in our home recently. Here she is with the quartet!



I'll be in New York City Sept 7-14 for the US Open Tennis tournament. Kristi got me tickets for my birthday a while back. I'm excited! By the way, anyone out there who would like to host me for a piano concert during that time while I'm in the area, please contact us. It can be in a home, church, performing arts venue, etc.


We have a new Australian Shepard puppy named Ava Rose. She's great! 7 months old now. This dog is smart, strong and has a must-win personality! But very sweet!  She's the black colored dog in the bunch. 


This next weekend on August 1st at 6pm here in McMinnville OR, I'll be doing a feature piano performance for Homeward Bound, a local no-kill shelter for animals.  And my dog, Bo will debut his new song, 'Mister Bo'.  Please come and support the cause!  Would love to see you there!


Hope everyone is doing well. We've had a sunny dry last 3 months here in the Northwest- so unusual.  Take care and we'll talk soon!   


Much Love,


Mike, Kristi, Elizabeth, Bo, and Ava Rose


Featured Young Artist

I love featuring local artists in the communities where I perform. This video highlights young (13 years old!)and talented vocalist Brylan joining me on stage to sing "The Sound of Music"
The Sound of Music - featured guest vocalist Brylan
The Sound of Music - featured guest vocalist Brylan at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto CA

Mike Strickland Productions

Homeward Bound Pets - 40th Anniversary Gala - Saturday, August 1st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the McMinnville's Grand Ballroom. Fundraiser for McMinnville's own no-kill shelter! Event Tickets $50 Each. Featuring: Mike Strickland at the piano along with his dog 'Bo' singing their newly released song/video, "Little Dog"  
Get more Info on the event


Mike Strickland with special guest pianist Elizabeth Strickland - get ready for some fun 4-hand one piano!

Two Performances!
November 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
November 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ridgeview High School Performing Arts Theater
4555 SW Elkhorn, Redmond, OR 97756 United States
Presented by the Redmond Community Concert Association, Redmond OR

Mikes new CD "Fantasy" is now on Pandora Radio 
Thanks for listening to the
Mike Strickland Radio s tation on Pandora! You are supporting an independent musician! We actually get royalties when you listen to our radio stations!!  Be sure to add a thumbs up when you hear his music!
Mike's Pandora station

"Fantasy" - the newest CD by Mike Strickland

This CD represents my original music composing for solo piano in the last few years.  Songs for my father, our beloved dog, Sadie, our cat Frank, an Americana piece, a couple of orchestral pieces condensed for piano, and some wonderful eclectic solo piano pieces to inspire the listener and challenge the budding pianist! I've paid close attention in arranging these songs so they highlight the beautiful sound of solo piano! 

To order the CD and hear samples on our website click HERE! 

Fantasy is also available at Amazon, iTunes , and CD Baby 
Here's an excerpt from a review from Kathy Parsons at Mainly Piano: I have never awarded "Album of the Year" status to one recording because I always have several favorites for the year, but I think I'm going to have to make an exception with Mike Strickland's "Fantasy." My one-word review of this incredible solo piano album is "WOW!!!" Fantasy begins with the title track, my favorite track on the album and possibly my favorite track of the year ...read more

Sheet Music


Memories of You - This sheet music, a beautiful, memorable song, is now available in hard copy only. It is the exact transcription of Mike's beautiful composition from his CD  
Beautifully rendered and printed in 9 X 12 booklet form on premium stock. A true keepsake item for sheet music lovers. Only available on this site.  
Don't forget to pick up your copy of  Mike's extremely popular arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon in D in HARD COPY
This a rran ge ment is the exact transcription of Mike's beautiful arrangement from his CD, The Piano. Beautifully rendered and printed in 9 X 12 booklet form on premium stock. A true keepsake item for Mike Strickland fans and sheet music lovers. Onl y available on our website here
       Signed copies are available upon request.


To purchase CDs, mp3 Full Album downloads, and Sheet Music
(downloadable and hard copy), visit our website store .

The Story of
The Story of "Music In My Soul" by Mike Strickland

My choir piece "Music In My Soul" is now available at Alfred Publishing (the worldwide leader in educational music publishing since 1922) and is in their spring catalog 2015.  Now schools nationally and internationally will be able to choose from 3 different arrangements (SATB, 2pt and 3pt voicings) of this song!

We'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the Strickland family: Ave Rose (Las Rocosa Lady Ava Rose) - She has a big personality and is so much fun. We got her in February at 8 weeks old and she is now 7 months old. I'm sure there will be many stories to tell about this girl in future newsletters so stay tuned!

Seeing sheep for the 1st time
spread joy 
Our video/animation of Mike's song "Spread Joy" (with Sadie's barks) has had over 93,500 views on YouTube.  For a free copy of the mp3 or the sheet music, please visit our spread joy page on our website.   
As always, thank you to everyone who continues to support our family and our music and performances. 
Much Love, Kristi, Mike, Elizabeth,
Ava, Bo and Ragnar!
Angel Sadie says "please continue to
Spread Joy"