John Douglas has been providing piano lessons to students of all ages and levels of experience in Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore and the surrounding communities since 1987. He has the skills and abilities to teach beginning, intermediate and advanced students.
Where Our Students Are From
* Includes Menifee and Lake Elsinore
What Parent’s Say
John Douglas is both an excellent piano teacher and tuner. He has taught both of my children for over 10 years. We have no desire to change teachers. He teaches all the aspects needed–theory, technique, piano, performance, and memorizing notes, He treats his students like they are his own. He loves teaching the piano and his enthusiasm is infectious. I would highly recommend John with your children and piano.
If you are looking for a piano teacher for your child, John Douglas is the one. Mr. Douglas is all about excellence. He will not waste your time or money. We have been there during competitions and have seen the encouraging support he provides to his students. If you are serious about your child becoming an accomplished pianist, then do yourself a favor and contact John Douglas.
My daughter took piano lessons from John Douglas for 12+ years. John is a wonderful instructor and I wish every child could grow up learning piano from him. Our experience has enhanced my own love for and appreciation of music, not just our daughter’s. I thank John Douglas for that.
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A quiet sitting area for parents to relax while students complete their lesson.
In memory of Teddy 2005-2015
Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding Piano Lessons
How old do you recommend a child be before taking piano lessons?
I started at age 5 but I was fortunate to have had a mom that was willing and able to sit with me at every practice session to make sure I followed the teachers’ instructions. If a parent plays the piano, reads music, and can oversee the practice sessions on a consistent basis, 5-7 can be a good starting age. If the child must practice on their own 8 is an ideal age in that they usually have more focus, a longer attention span, and are able to read and understand the teacher’s directions. There should still be some supervision because most children will not practice efficiently and sometimes just go through the motions. A 30-minute practice session might only have 5-10 minutes of truly effective practice. Sometimes there can be more silence than actual music making. During a lesson the teacher will show the student how to practice. It is also helpful if the parent can attend lessons during the early years so they will know how to help their child practice effectively at home. Progress will certainly follow if this is done.
How often are lessons?
How much do you charge for a lesson?
Lesson tuition is $140 per month for a 30-minute private lesson once a week, $210 per month for 45 minutes, and $280 per month for 60 minutes. Tuition is based on a 4-week month, however if there is a 5th week there is no extra charge. That 5th week is considered credit for when the student must, for any reason, miss a lesson as there are no make-up lessons. Beginners do well with 30 minutes, older students, more advanced individuals, and adults benefit from longer lessons as more can be covered.
Do you teach students to read music?
How often do I need to practice and for how long?
Do student’s come to your studio or do you travel to theirs?
Do I need to have a piano at home?
I’m interested in learning the piano but I don’t currently own one. What should I do?
The good news is that many fine used pianos are available for very reasonable prices on Craig’s List, etc. If you have questions about a particular piano I would be happy to answer them.
Do you have thoughts or recommendations regarding electric keyboards (pianos)?
Do you have student recitals?
I find it terrifying to play in front others? Can you help me?
What benefits will I get from learning the piano?
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John Douglas Rancho Piano: Piano lessons for all ages and abilities, piano tuning and repair.
Address: 23139 Joaquin Ridge Drive, Murrieta, CA 92562