Mr. Doug Norton

Educator | Piano Tuner

Former Owner and Lead Teacher of Peninsula Music, Poquoson VA

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Welcome to my site!

Who am I? I'm a special educator, Virginia K-12 general curriculum, and I'm also highly qualified in elementary education to teach the core elementary subject areas.

My professional background is in teaching private music lessons for the last 25 years, with the last 15 of that operating Peninsula Music, a commercial music lesson studio, serving about 200 students a week in piano, guitar, bass, drums, violin, and voice. For a fun trip down memory lane, here's an archive of the Peninsula Music website from about 2016! Please note that some of the links might not work anymore....

I retired from the music business in 2018 in order to focus on academics in the public school setting. Although I'm no longer active full-time in the music business, I do offer mentoring and support for emerging artists, students and families who are interested in enhancing their lives and academic careers with music. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss.

Piano Tuning -- In addition to being an educator, I am also an experienced piano tuner. I spent a great deal of my professional music career as a piano technician in concert halls and recording studios, working with top tier artists. I've also worked extensively in local churches, piano stores, and private residences. I still tune pianos as time permits. I regret that I am no longer able to provide repair services due to the time commitment; if you need extensive repair work, I can refer you to a competent technician in your area. Please call or text me on one of the numbers below if you're interested in tuning services. Also, you may schedule online at this link!

Music Lessons -- Due to other engagements, I am no longer accepting new students. However, this may change in the future, and so if you'd like to be considered for future openings, please contact me. I can refer you to other competent instructors if you need to start immediately.

I'd love to hear from you! For fastest response, please use the Contact Me link, here, or in the menu above. You can also email me at, or, call or text me directly on one of the following numbers:

  • In Virginia -- 757-868-7001 (this number is based in Poquoson)
  • In Louisiana -- 318-200-0321 (this is a local number in Shreveport, LA that connects to me directly)
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