James MacDougall II

Winner of countless state and national awards - more specifically in music categories ranging from Early Baroque to Late Classical. Primary Instructors have included Dr. Mark Sullivan (student of Menahem Pressler), Mack McCray (silver medal Enesco), and Jon Nakamatsu (gold medal Van Cliburn). Have taught at all levels from complete beginner to a prodigy and have also maintained a 100% pass record on the ABRSM international exam at all levels. Have studied Harpsichord and Fortepiano with Dr. Corey Jamason for three+ years and orchestral/choir conducting with Dr. Desjardins. Excellent sight-reader and professional accompanist and vocal/instrumental collaborator.

37.7225491, -122.4410618

San Francisco, CA (94112)

Full Name:
James MacDougall
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Institutional Affiliation:

-The San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Graduate under Mack McCray and Jon Nakamatsu
-Cal State University of Long Beach - Staff Accompanist (prior)

Music Styles:
Classical (main) / Pop / Jazz
Instrument/Voice Types Taught:
Classical Piano
Age Ranges:
Middle School
High School

A classical pianist since the age of four, James MacDougall II received his Bachelor's in Piano Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2015 under the tutelage of Mack McCray and 2007 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu. Currently taking a year off before continuing his studies to prepare for international competitions, James MacDougall is also focusing on rebuilding his old full private studio of musicians of any age and level with a drive and desire to learn. He has taught all types of people from the ADHD three year old to the extremely bright and forgetful eight-three year old and teaches with the understanding that each student must be tailored to individually and also with an emphasis on the importance of posture.

Years Teaching:
7 years
Lesson Rate:
$75 an hour / $90 an hour in-house
Teaching Method:

Tailored Individually / ABRSM / Professional / Fun

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