Just Jamming

Just Jamming

The other day one of my students was playing a piano piece really well and I thought it would be fun to add rhythm with my Yamaha Clavinova. Kenna did great and her Mom captured the video in a single take. She has been taking piano lessons for six years and will be...
Announcing Our 2019 Spring Recital

Announcing Our 2019 Spring Recital

John Douglas Rancho Piano will be holding our annual Spring Recital on May 18th at 11:00am at Grace Presbyterian Church, 31143 Nicolas Rd, Temecula, CA 92591. Twenty-two  students ranging in age from 5 to 15 will be performing. John Douglas will also be playing the...
From Tabletop Practice to Piano Playing

From Tabletop Practice to Piano Playing

I periodically like to acknowledge a piano student of mine for hard work and accomplishment. Heavyn has been taking lessons from me for a little under 2 years. When she first got started, she didn’t have a piano at home. This didn’t stop her however. She...
Five Tips For Better Piano Practice

Five Tips For Better Piano Practice

I often get asked for advice regarding how to practice a new piece effectively. The following are my tried and true tips for effective practice. Tip #1 – Practice hands separately at first When learning a new piece start out practicing each hand separately. Focusing...
How Rancho Piano Got Its Name

How Rancho Piano Got Its Name

We sometimes get asked how Rancho Piano got its name and thought some of our students and customers might find it interesting. A Brief History Prior to relocating from Orange County to the Temecula Valley in 1987, our business had been known as John’s Piano Service....