5.0 (16)
24 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
9 years in business

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New Augusta, IN 46268
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16 Reviews


  • Sara Culleton

    I'm a 35-year-old healthcare professional who had never picked up a guitar in my life until 2.5 months ago - and now, with many thanks to Mark, I am playing melodies and chords and learning increasingly complex pieces! Mark is very patient and encouraging, but he does not hesitate to provide correction and steer away from "bad habits" where needed! I greatly appreciate his insistence on learning to read music, as it opens up so many possibilities to playing that I would not have had otherwise. His passion for the instrument and for music in general feeds my enthusiasm, and he is very open to my questions and further explorations of music theory, playing techniques, and songs I want to learn. So glad to have him as my teacher!

  • Adryanna Seitz

    I really did start from the very beginning and have to say that Mark is one of, if not, the best teacher I have had. Truly great, patient and soooo knowledgeable. An absolute pleasure to work with.

  • Zeynep Salih

    I liked working with Mark because he tailors his teaching based on my needs. Great instructor. Would highly recommend!

  • Cameron Holloway

    Very patient and knowledgeable. And he comes to your house! How convenient!

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

I assess their current skill level and tailor an individualized teaching plan for each student. I teach reading standard notation and several exercises of my own that are a lot of fun.

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

I have a BS from Indiana University and 45 years of teaching and playing experience.

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

My standard charge is $50.00 per one hour of instruction.

How did you get started teaching?

I started part time many years ago while I pursued my profession and eventually left that career and began teaching full time.  

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 8 years and older; students with special needs.

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

Call and chat and get a feeling for the instructor and take at least one lesson and if things click continue with them. Ask for reviews from past students. 

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

Are they willing to commit some time and effort to learning to play? It can be one of the most enjoyable activities, but if a person is not willing to practice their instrument they will not achieve the results they desire. 

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