Deborah Rhine Piano Studio

Piano Lessons for All Ages and Abilities

Welcome to the internet home of Deborah Rhine, piano teacher and performer. Here you will find information on my studio and practices. I look forward to meeting you! 


"Deborah Rhine is a treasure to the community. Her students consistently perform musically and at a high technical level, and her personal performance skills place her in an elite position in her church and concert work." 

Dr. Owen Duggan, music director-teacher-performer

Lecturer in Sacred Music

Our Lady of the Lake University

"My kids have been taking lessons from Deborah for the last six years; for the last 3 years we have had all 3 in lessons. I can't recommend Deborah highly enough. She is just the right combination of kind, patient, fun, tough, exacting, and intelligent. She brings the best out of my kids and has taught them not only piano but how to deal with performance anxiety, how to accept constructive criticism gracefully, and how to follow through on responsibilities. She has a substantial focus on theory and her methods work!"

Heather Y., studio mom

"She is very nice and she never gets mad." Lucy age 8

"She is very nice and a very good teacher. She is also musically talented and very humorous." Eli age 10

"Deborah is an amazing piano teacher. She meets children at their individual skill levels. She is encouraging and pushes her students in fun and positive ways. We feel so fortunate to have found her when we moved here in 2011. You cannot do better when looking for a piano teacher in San Antonio!"

Brandi S, studio mom

"Deborah is an amazing teacher who educates me through music in fun and challenging ways."

Daniel, age 12

"My son, Nicholas, did not start piano lessons until he was ten and he started them with Deborah Rhine. Now at 17 he is not only continuing to love his lessons with her, but is part of the North East School of the Art Instrumental Program as a pianist and looking forward to continuing his piano playing into college, thanks to Deborah's strong teaching skills and support."

Erica D., Studio Mom

"I could not have asked for a more attentive or sympathetic teacher to have helped guide me through these years of piano. Mrs. Rhine has been an inspiration as she not only reminds me what hard work can get you but also pushes me and all of her students to try their hardest and expand their futures in music greatly. I have loved being a member of her studio and know my experiences with piano were better because of her."

Nicholas, age 17




Some Favorite Quotes about Music and Teaching

“Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” 

― Shinichi Suzuki

Elissa Milne's article for parents contemplating piano lessons


Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Did for You