Mark's Guide To Learning Music
I am a music teacher who also teaches piano, guitar, drums, mandolin, & voice plus many facets of music like songwriting, recording, and performance but my lessons and guide is to help the student build on his own strengths and to look at music from a different angle. Instead of just learning the typical scale and asking HOW do i play that, i come from the mindset of WHY you should play that. I cover areas such as MUSIC THEORY, TIMING and many other areas to help the student become the best musician he can be. I have taught many students privately and even children at the JCC CAMP in CHERRY HILL, NJ. I have been playing music sinve 1986
I enjoy opening up the minds of my students to find the hidden music that is in each and every one of us.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
i teach the student to get into good habits and expand their playing by listening to various musical styles and have an open minded approach.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a graduate of NJCU in Jersey City,NJ with classical guitar as the focus instrument but i also took piano, singing, and voice classes for 4 years. I have been playing music since 1986
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
30 per hour and depending on where you live... I might tack on some extra for driving distance
How did you get started teaching?
I started by teaching local guitar players certain techniques to improve their playing and i just started posting lessons online
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with piano players as young as 10 years old to advanced guitar players as old as 40 years old
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look for a person who is willing to teach you what it is you feel you need to learn as opposed to just doing some type of rigid curriculum.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Ask any and all questions that is on your mind