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.
The other day, one of my student’s Moms did a video of her daughter Payton playing “Moonlight Mist”. Payton did such a nice job I thought I would post the video on my Facebook page. Notice how she matches the mood of the music to the title of the piece by...
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...
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...
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
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.
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
John Douglas Rancho Piano: Piano lessons for all ages and abilities, piano tuning and repair.
Address: 23139 Joaquin Ridge Drive, Murrieta, CA 92562