Study Piano or Voice with International Accompanist, Pianist, and Conductor, John Mario!

Now with Studio Locations in Temecula and Murrieta.

Welcome to my studio!


My name is John Mario and I am a pianist vocal coach, conductor and teacher. I live in Temecula, CA and teach students of all ages and levels. My studio is very dynamic, and my students participate in a variety of events throughout the year, including recitals, music festivals, auditions, and competitions. 

Throughout my decades as a performer, I have never stopped teaching students of all ages. I am a believer of making learning fun for the student, and helping them achieve their individual goals with music about which they are passionate. I have taught children and adults of all ages and levels, from beginning piano and voice, to professional opera singers polishing a role to debut at the Metropolitan Opera. I bring my students the tools to use in their everyday practice and in performance. As the conductor for Jackie Evancho, I am also a specialist in the crossover style. And as a father of two, I am highly sensitive to how important it is to make a child's beginning instruction fun, rewarding, and motivational.

Apart from private teaching, I am also an active performer, I am veteran pianist, accompanist, conductor, and voice teacher with over 30 years of experience in private instruction in addition to the University setting. I bring years of performance experience to my students in addition to a solid technical foundation for a well-rounded learning experience. A native of Rhode Island, I started teaching and performing in Providence. My studies took me to Michigan, and upon graduation I taught in Ohio at the Ottawa Hills Conservatory in addition to running a private studio while also working as the assistant conductor at Toledo Opera. Eight years later, I moved to NYC where I founded the Westbury Conservatory and spent over a decade conducting across the country, in a variety of genres, from Opera and Symphonic works to the Jackie Evancho Tour.  After 20 years in NYC, I now reside in Sunny Southern California where I am the Music Director of the Temecula Valley Symphony of Temecula and Murrieta and the Coachella Valley Symphony! In 2016, I returned to the world of Musical Theater world to conduct Carousel with the acclaimed Barn Stage Company of Temecula. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. If you would like to join my studio, you are welcome to register online. Thank you for visiting!