Piano Lessons in Palm Springs

BassLine Music is the Coachella Valley’s premier musical education center for comprehensive and enjoyable piano lessons. We welcome every age, stage, and level of playing. Learn online and expand your musical capabilities with BassLine Music.

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Learn the Music You Love

Music is much more than just a profession to practice, an activity to pass the time or a development tool. Music is a universal language. It exceeds the capacity of verbal expressivity, offers refuge from the speed and superficiality of modern life, and unites us. As Nietzche once said, “Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Through music, you can express and experience emotions, entertain insights, and tell stories of fear and reverence, happiness and fulfillment – or just learn to play that Elton John song you’ve always dreamt about.

No matter your motivation for learning to play the piano, BassLine owner and instructor Mikael Jacobson is prepared to take you or your child’s playing to the next level.

Step by Step Learning

BassLine Music delivers professional piano lessons in Cathedral City and the neighboring cities. Our mission is to curate a relaxed and intuitive learning experience, ensuring every student learns to play with genuine confidence and enjoyment.

With enthusiasm, encouragement, and a necessary amount of structure, Mikael tailors his lessons to each student’s unique obstacles and advantages. Our goal is to help aspiring classical pianists and casual lifelong learners alike to explore their individual musical interests with flexible scheduling and exceptional outcomes.

To learn more about piano lessons in La Quinta, Indio, and Rancho Mirage, enquire about a trial lesson today!

Virtual Piano Lessons in Palm Desert and Beyond

During the age of online learning, BassLine Music remains adaptable and dedicated to the musical interests and aspirations of our Palm Springs students. We offer online learning opportunities on FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype. Keep your progress accelerating, your practice sharp, and your interest alive with private online piano lessons for yourself or your child.

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Why Choose BassLine?

In a sea of Coachella Valley music lesson providers, we strive to stand out. Our exceptional reputation is cemented by our commitments to community, flexibility, and personalization.

Mikael approaches every student with an open mind and no preconceived notions to facilitate the best possible learning experience.

The Process

Getting started with working with Mikael for piano lessons is an easy process!

1. Discuss your goals

Let Mikael know what instrument or instruments you can play and which ones you want to improve on.

2. Get started with lessons

Join Mikael for lessons to learn more and start having fun with becoming a better musician. Begin to master your instrument!

3. Practice, practice, practice

Regular lessons combined with outside practice is the best way to advance in your musical journey.


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Your First Lesson is Free!

We want to make sure you’ll enjoy your lessons with us, that’s why we’re offering your first lesson free! Please contact us directly if you have any questions regarding our pricing and to set up your free first lesson!

Our Students Can’t Stop Showing Off

At BassLine Music, we offer more than just the best piano lessons in Rancho Mirage; we ignite lifelong passions for music. We are proud to help the people of Coachella Valley evolve as musicians and people. No matter how long you’ve been playing or what your goals are, we are by your side every step of the way.

Our past and current clients attest to this. Here’s what they have to say about piano lessons with BassLine Music:


Shelly C.

Business Owner


Cathedral City, CA.

Both of my sons took piano from Mikael but learned so much more! He is a phenomenal teacher. Not only did they learn to read music but they had the opportunity to collaborate and perform with others.

Mikael is an amazing musician who is reliable and professional. Both of my sons have different personalities and he adjusted his teaching to meet their needs.

Wendy W.

Writer and Real Estate Investor

Piano and Drums

Indian Wells, CA.

Have you always wanted to learn to play a song, write a song, sing a song? Do you dream of learning the piano? The guitar? The drums? The bass? The ukulele? Or do you fancy yourself a DJ?

Mikael Jacobson of BassLine Music is a myth-buster; a savant, of sorts, in many areas of music, he’s a teacher who both can do and teach others to do. A jack of most genres and master of many. It’s rare to find a good teacher who is at once accomplished and humble.
Mikael possesses an engaging style; whether you’re the shiest person on the planet or the most confident, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, he can help you achieve skills in music you hardly dared dream.  

6 years ago, I lost my mother, my best friend. Both my parents were, at one time, working musicians. My mother, a jazz singer, had always wanted to learn piano and began lessons in her early 60’s. I decided to take a page out of her book and started taking piano lessons with Mikael shortly after she died. I had tried piano lessons earlier, with several local teachers, but I always wound up quitting because I’d felt they were trying to mold me into something I wasn’t, wanting to teach me what they wanted me to learn.
Before I even arrived at my first lesson with Mikael, he asked me to bring in 5 songs that I wanted to learn. I’ve had many music teachers in many states during the course of my 50+  years, in both piano and guitar, and not once did any of them ask me what I wanted to learn, neither what I hoped to accomplish musically. And many were more than capable.

Nearly 6 years on with BassLine Music finds me playing piano and drums (!), playing and singing in a band, learning a wide variety of types of songs, learning to read music and understand what goes into composition and making songs sing.
Studying with Mikael is a true and pure joy I look forward to each week. May I live forever.

Dreams I didn’t even know I had have come true. But those are my dreams.
What are yours?

Sharyl W.


Guitar, Keyboard, Drums

Palm Springs, CA.

Mikael is by training both a musician and a teacher and he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching all levels and a variety of instruments.  Our daughter took keyboard lessons, and our son took acoustic and electric guitar lessons and some music theory as well.  The students do not “grow out” of the program, because he is equally adept at teaching beginners and advanced students and has a fully-equipped studio.

The live performance opportunities are included with the lessons, and they are well-organized and really fun to attend. Mikael also has a low-pressure but professional style that makes lessons something to look forward to, rather than dread, and he encourages and fosters each student’s unique, individual artistic expression.

Jessica W.



Palm Desert, CA.

My 10 year old son has been taking piano lessons for 3+ years with Mikael and he is a fantastic teacher. He is patient, experienced and he makes the lessons fun. My son has made amazing progress working with Mikael!

David K.


Piano and Guitar

Orange County, CA.

Mr. Jacobson has fostered my son’s musical growth from age 5. He is always patient and keeps things fun to maintain interest. The opportunities to perform have been highlights of the year.

Sejal B.

Hotel Owner

Piano, Guitar, DJ

Palm Desert, CA.

Mr. Mikael is an amazing music teacher. Since he can teach many different instruments it’s easier to keep the kids interested in music.

I have two boys who have been learning music since age 4. If they get overwhelmed with learning piano, he will do some drums or other instruments for a little bit to get a change of mind.

I would recommend him for anyone who wanted to teach their kids music at a young age.

Gloria C.

High School Teacher

Drums and Piano

Palm Desert, CA.

Mikael is a very special music teacher. He will tailor students’ interests and motivate them to embrace music. My husband and I enjoy his students’ recitals very much. My children get to play the music they loved and Mikael also lets them be in part of other students’ performances. Love the different combinations of music all performed in the recitals. YOU ROCK, Mikael!

Mari B.

College Student

Guitar and Keyboard

Santa Monica, CA.

One of the coolest music teachers in the desert! Mikael lets kids play what they are interested in and puts kids into awesome bands to perform music of similar interest! Going to BassLine started a life long love of music, performing and collaborating for me!

Brian S.

Business Owner

Guitar, Drums, Bass, Keyboard, Recording

Rancho Mirage, CA.

Mikael is the best music teacher in the valley. We have been using him for years. Cannot say enough about the results he gets.

Learn to Play the Piano Today

Don’t wait to support your child’s interest in the piano or rekindle your own long-lost desire to play. We provide the best piano lessons in Indio and the surrounding Palm Springs cities, designed to make music a joyous and pivotal part of your life.