Our Blog

A series of periodic posts by John Douglas regarding the art of piano playing, tips for getting the most from your piano and other related topics of interest.

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...

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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...

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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.

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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. Prior to relocating from Orange County to the Temecula Valley in 1987, our business had been known as

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Announcing Our New Website

We are pleased to announce the roll-out of our all new John Douglas Rancho Piano website.  It has been completely designed from top to bottom and is designed to be much more mobile device friendly.

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Contact Info

John Douglas Rancho Piano:  Piano lessons for all ages and abilities, piano tuning and repair.

Address: 23139 Joaquin Ridge Drive, Murrieta, CA 92562

Phone: 951.677.5800  

Email: ranchopiano@gmail.com


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