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Music Lessons of the Desert (Formerly Piano Plus More) provides quality music lessons to students of all ages in Riverside County, California.

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Janice is the director and instructor for Music Lessons of the Desert.  Janice started learning piano at age four and was classically trained growing up.  While starting off with a classical music background, over time, Janice began exploring different genres, enabling her to create a unique style that is her own.  Despite her childhood dream of becoming a concert pianist, Janice wanted to expand her knowledge in different fields of studies and ended up getting non-music degrees (dual degrees in Information Science & English Literature); however, various opportunities to learn different styles of music, teaching music to students of all ages and levels, being a part of music education research, writing and producing music, and performing music in different settings never ceased. She has been an active musician and educator for over 20 years. 

A few of Janice's original compositions:


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Combining her teaching expertise with her experience of working with many different musicians from all walks of life, Janice also finds fulfillment in connecting her students/clients with other fellow music instructors who can teach various styles, genres, and instruments.





To schedule a free consultation with Janice, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.


We love seeing our students perform at our Student Recitals! Recitals provide a great opportunity for students to get comfortable with playing for an audience, and it is our greatest joy to see our students gain confidence through that experience.

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“The Jungle Book” is an original album created by Janice for the kids stage show at a water park located in Phuket, Thailand. The music and themes are inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 “The Jungle Book” while having an original flair and a style that is molded by Janice. The songs, based in strong themes of family, trust, and love were crafted to appeal to people of all ages and all backgrounds. Being performed where English is, primarily, a second language, Janice carefully crafted the music using complex themes and simplistic language to help reach the broadest audience possible.


◆ All songs & music written and produced by Janice 

◆ Additional Tracking & Mixing by Instructor Adrian

01 There's a Heartbeat (feat. Tom Vendafreddo)Artist Name
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03 Wonderful Tomorrow (feat. Will Skrip)Janice
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05 Elephant Dance (Instrumental)Artist Name
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02 It Takes a Jungle (feat. Jill Bollow & Alex Watson)Artist Name
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04 Come Be Our King (feat. Kyle Cassady)Artist Name
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06 Heartbeat shorter versionArtist Name
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 To schedule a free consultation with Janice, please fill out the form below.

Quality Private Music Lessons. Music Teachers. Piano Lesson. Violin Lesson. Voice Lesson. Music Theory. Kids Piano Lesson. Music Lesson for Children. Music School. Palm Desert. Palm Springs. Rancho Mirage. La Quinta. Indio. Recitals. Music Production. Audio Engineering.

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