Music Services, Inc. / Linford Guitar School
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]
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
We just get started with the fundamentals and start making music.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Master's Degree in Music (M.M.). Playing live gigs and recording sessions as well as teaching for over 40 years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
1/2 hour = $40.00
1 hour = $70.00
If I drive to you locally, 1 hour lesson = $140.00
How did you get started teaching?
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages from 7-95 years old.
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.