Music Services, Inc. / Linford Guitar School

Music Services, Inc. / Linford Guitar School

5.0 (1)
2 hires on
1 employee
42 years in business

About this pro

Mark Linford - Guitar(Acoustic, Electric, Classical), Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo

Mark Linford teaches all fretted stringed instruments covering all styles, all ages and all levels.   Mark Linford, M.M. is an exceptionally talented guitarist/singer/songwriter. He earned his bachelor's degree as a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and also holds a Master's Degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Redlands School of Music. Mark as well holds other certificates and awards.


Mr. Linford has played professionally for approximately 40 years as well as being a valued instructor at music institutions and colleges. He is extremely versatile and competent in all styles of music including Jazz, Latin, Classical, Blues, Pop, Country, and all styles of Rock, as well as other less widespread styles. This versatility lends to Mark's unique style and abilities.

Mark Linford has acquired an enormous amount of experience from years of performing virtually all styles of music live and in the studio.  Mark Linford's extraordinary versatility has proven crucial in developing his masterfully unique and effective approach to teaching and utilizing applied music theory. 


Mark combines his vast experience and talent along with the traditional teachings and techniques.  All while always striving to keep the student’s musical journey fun as well as educational. Focusing on 'real-life' applied practices rather than outdated theoretical approaches is an integral part of Mark's approach and that of his highly regarded Linford Guitar School.  Mark continues to teach from beginners to advanced and professional students while embracing the opportunity to present materials with a clear understanding without any of the confusion that often accompanies musical instruction.

For more information or for scheduling please call or text Mark at Linford Guitar School

Helping students to achieve their goals with the guitar.  And to be excited while pursuing their journey of learning music and having fun with the guitar.

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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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1 Review


  • Ron Kuykendall

    Extremely knowledgeable and patient . He's also very encouraging. I couldn't have picked a better instructor.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We ust get started.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All of it.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

1/2 hour = $35.00

1 hour = $60.00

If I drive to you locally, 1 hour lesson = $120.00

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages from 8-100 years old.

All styles.

All levels.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Hire the best...that would be me.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Don't worry about it, just ask away.