Pro Guitar Lessons

Pro Guitar Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 hire on Lessons.com
13 years in business

About this pro

Teaching Philosophy: I assess student’s capabilities and desig lessons based from current and desired skills/goals, using standard methods such as Mel Bay, Hal Leonard and Berklee. Instruction is further enhanced by utilizing guitar masters in the specific area of interest and assigning arrangements that develop technique and modal theory. I have my degree in Guitar Performance from West Chester University (Philadelphia, PA). I offer top quality guitar lessons at  more than an affordable price. I have been teaching, playing, & recording music for over 25 years, including holding such prestigious jobs as Head Guitar Instructor at Julia's Performing Arts School (NYC) & Atlanta Academy of Music. I play most popular styles, and stay on top of the hottest, current techniques, as well as the tried and true old school fundamentals. Music stands, foot rests, amps, cords, are provided during the lessons. When it comes to one's music education, you need to find a teacher with both the passion & dedication to their craft, and that is exactly what I offer. Hope to hear from you soon!

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Credentials

Gainesville, GA 30506
Phone verified

2 Reviews

5.0

  • Steve Siebold

    I've been taking guitar lessons on and off for over 40 years, with multiple teachers across America, and Mark Warnock is the best of the best. He's not only a master musician; he's a master teacher. I highly recommend him.

  • Christine Tuttle

    Only one lesson so far and I am not disappointed. I've taken guitar lessons as a child and I compared those lessons to my son's. Mark took his time and made it easy to understand. Where as a child I was frustrated because teaching did not come easy to the instructor I had. Mark seems to have a passion for music and teaching. I could tell he has so much knowledge to pour onto others, he seemed so excited to jump right in. My son is 10 yrs old and it was the first time that he actually played the guitar. Mark did not rush him, he really made it an enjoyable experience. He is now looking forward to his guitar lessons every week.



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FAQs


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

After an initial playing evaluation, I custom design a program for each student's that introduces required techniques and skills for specific genre and style of the music they wish to play


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

I earned my BM from West Chester University (Philadelphia) in Classical Guitar performance. 


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

My lessons whether online or in person is $30 per half hour.  Group rates are also available.


How did you get started teaching?

I began in my late teens teaching in a local Philadelphia area music store in  my freshman year in college.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught young children as young as 6 years old to seniors.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

 Played for a wedding where I was actually "heckled" in between pieces. The bride's grandfather was in the early stages of dementia, and kept carrying on a conversation (he was sitting directly behind me in a pew) as I played. It was a small church & he was a pretty big guy, w/a loud, booming voice. I would finish a tune, and then he would begin to "converse" in a semi-shout, "I used to play guitar!". Definitely one for the record books...


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

Find a knowledgable and experienced teacher that really understands the genre of music you are desiring to learn. inside and out. Not just a few songs, but everything from the basic rudiments to the most advanced techniques that will enable one to play confidently , beautifully, and flawlessly! 


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

1) How long have you been teaching?

2) What music education do you have?

3) What are your attendance policies?

4) What instructional materials do you use?