Music Services, Inc. / Linford Guitar School

Music Services, Inc. / Linford Guitar School

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Offers online services
Offers online services


Mark Linford, M.M. teaches all fretted stringed instruments covering all styles, all levels and ages 14 and up. This includes all types of Guitars (acoustic, electric, classical), Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele and Banjo. Mark Linford 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 over 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, Alternative, Metal 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 skills have proven crucial in developing his masterfully unique and effective teaching approach and utilizing applied music theory. The goal is to teach only what can be used in actual playing and not waste time with concepts that are not applicable, such as what is taught in universities.

Mark strives to combine his vast experience and talent along with traditional teachings and techniques in order to achieve the results that the student's goals and interests require. All while striving to keep the student’s musical journey fun as well as educational. Focusing on 'real-life' applied practices rather than traditional time-wasting non-applicable 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 the confusion that often accompanies musical instruction.

Mark's primary goal is to help students achieve their personal goals with the guitar. And to be excited while pursuing their journey of learning music while having fun with the guitar.

For more information or for scheduling please call or text Mark at (760)413-3906. Or email Mark at [email protected]


Hired 2 times
1 employee
43 years in business
Serves Palm Desert , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

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Ron K.

Extremely knowledgeable and patient . Hes also very encouraging. I couldnt have picked a better instructor.
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November 17, 2021
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Frequently asked questions

We just get started with the fundamentals and start making music.

Master's Degree in Music (M.M.). Playing live gigs and recording sessions as well as teaching for over 40 years.

1/2 hour = $40.00

1 hour = $70.00

If I drive to you locally, 1 hour lesson = $140.00

I just started teaching.

All ages from 7-95 years old.

All styles.

All levels.

Hire the best...that would be me.

Don't worry about it, just ask away.

Services offered

Bass Guitar
Music Theory
Audio Production