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Mark R P.

Experienced Music Educator: Instrumental, Production, Composition

Experienced Music Educator: Instrumental, Production, Composition

$40/hour

  • 1,531 hours tutoring

About Mark R


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Good Day
I am Mark and thank you for checking out my profile.
I directed school music programs for 18 years. I retired from public school and have been teaching privately for over 4 1/2 years. I work with 70+ students each week, both online and in-person, and I have a California Teaching Credential in Music (K-12).
I focus my instruction on developing a sense of enjoyment and fun: where the mind and body are actively involved in creating something of value: the ability to express oneself...

Good Day
I am Mark and thank you for checking out my profile.
I directed school music programs for 18 years. I retired from public school and have been teaching privately for over 4 1/2 years. I work with 70+ students each week, both online and in-person, and I have a California Teaching Credential in Music (K-12).
I focus my instruction on developing a sense of enjoyment and fun: where the mind and body are actively involved in creating something of value: the ability to express oneself through music. There is a lot to learn in music, and I want to make a student's musical journey as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.
Over the years I have played in a variety of groups: symphony orchestra, string orchestra, concert band, jazz band, rock bands, jazz combos, jazz choir. I spend my off time producing/composing music in my own recording studio.

As a school music director I taught:
Concert Band, Marching Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band and Jazz Choir, Concert and Acapella Choir, Piano, Guitar, Rock Band, Computer Music, Music Production, and AP Music Theory.

I attended American River College (Sacramento) where I received my Associate of Arts Degree in Music. I then transferred to California State University, Long Beach, where I received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition and began work on my Master's and Teaching Credential.

Instruments and subjects I am able to teach:
Piano, Violin, Guitar and Bass Guitar (Acoustic, Classical and Electric),
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone,
Brass - Trombone, Baritone, Trumpet, tuba
Music Composition, AP Music Theory, Arranging
Music Production using Digital Audio Software (Logic Pro, Garage Band, Ableton Live) = Mac only
Percussion - snare, mallets, drum kit

If you are interested in taking lessons please contact me.
I live on the west coast so there may be a time difference.
I do online lessons and I have openings at various times:
Pacific time 6 am to 12 pm Various times on weekends
All Day Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays 7 am to 8 pm Pacific

Mark


Education

California State Long, Beach University
Bachelor of Music, Composition
California State Long, Beach University
Masters
California State Long, Beach University
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: I usually teach 1/2 hour lessons, once a week, at $20 per lesson. I charge a $10 missed lesson fee if you miss a lesson and do not contact me.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have a Bachelors and a Masters of Music in Composition. I compose in both the traditional styles and computer/electronic genre. Please read my Bio for more of my qualifications. Mark

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I have been composing/producing music for 40+ years. I have my own music studio and work on projects daily. Logic Pro X is my primary DAW and have experience with Vienna Ensemble Pro and ProTools, Ableton, and other music programs. Mark

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I taught piano and piano/computer music classes for many years in High School and in private lessons. In all my classes I focused on well-rounded instruction with an emphasis on reading and playing skills, including theory and history. I presently teach students of all ages beginning to Intermediate.

Most Popular

Piano

Piano

I taught piano and piano/computer music classes for many years in High School and in private lessons. In all my classes I focused on well-rounded instruction with an emphasis on reading and playing skills, including theory and history. I presently teach students of all ages beginning to Intermediate.

Music

Cello,

Cello

My primary instrument is Double Bass with 40 years of experience. As a school music director, I have taught string classes (violin, viola cello, double bass) for 30+ years. I taught and played in string orchestras, symphony orchestra, and small string ensembles. Please check out my bio for all my qualifications. Mark.
Clarinet,

Clarinet

I have played/taught woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone) for 30+ years. I taught concert band, symphony orchestra, and woodwind ensembles.
Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have a Bachelors and a Masters of Music in Composition. I compose in both the traditional styles and computer/electronic genre. Please read my Bio for more of my qualifications. Mark
Drums,

Drums

I taught High School music programs which included Marching Band and Drumline. In the fall the band marched in parades and played at school functions. In the fall we marched an indoor drumline show. I also taught drums in Rock Band classes.
Flute,

Flute

Flute was my first instrument (4th grade). I have played/taught woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone) for 30+ years. I taught concert band, symphony orchestra, and woodwind ensembles. I currently teach students of all ages from 5 to 40+. I focus on reading and playing skills, with theory and history included.
Guitar,

Guitar

I teach all styles of guitar playing; Steel String, Classical, Electric. I have been playing guitar and bass guitar since High School (40+ years). I taught beginning and Intermediate guitar/bass classes, and rock band classes. Check out my Full Profile for all my qualifications. Mark.
Music Production,

Music Production

I have been composing/producing music for 40+ years. I have my own music studio and work on projects daily. Logic Pro X is my primary DAW and have experience with Vienna Ensemble Pro and ProTools, Ableton, and other music programs. Mark
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I taught AP Music Theory in High School for a number of Years. I adapt my instruction based on the student’s needs: beginning music theory, college instruction, test preparation, style of music ( rock , classical, baroque). Please check out my bio for all my qualifications Mark
Piano,

Piano

I taught piano and piano/computer music classes for many years in High School and in private lessons. In all my classes I focused on well-rounded instruction with an emphasis on reading and playing skills, including theory and history. I presently teach students of all ages beginning to Intermediate.
Trombone,

Trombone

I have been playing brass instruments (Trombone since high school - Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Jazz combos, concert band. I taught concert band and Jazz band and brass ensemble
Violin

Violin

I am a classically trained string player and an Orchestra conductor. My instruction is planned on what the student wants and I am very flexible as to the style. I have students now that a studying; Jazz, rock, country fiddle, and classical. I have played/taught stringed instruments (violin, viola cello, double bass) for 30+ years. I taught string orchestra, symphony orchestra, and small string ensembles. Check out my Full Profile for more information on my qualifications. Mark.

Summer

Piano

Piano

I taught piano and piano/computer music classes for many years in High School and in private lessons. In all my classes I focused on well-rounded instruction with an emphasis on reading and playing skills, including theory and history. I presently teach students of all ages beginning to Intermediate.

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wonderful teacher!

My son has learned so much from Mark and truly enjoys each lesson. He is progressing and feels good about his progress.

Cathy, 43 lessons with Mark R

Mark is awesome

I needed help loading some new sample libraries into Logic Pro X and Mark walked me through it beautifully. He's a terrific teacher and fellow musician/composer - perfect combo for the mission!

Brad, 1 lesson with Mark R

Very knowledgeable and helpful

Very friendly and knowledgeable instructor. Provided great suggestions for a composition. He is not time bound and will just use the necessary time needed. Will certainly use his services for future needs.

Menaka, 6 lessons with Mark R

Knowledgeable tutor and kind.

It was my son's first session with Mark R., he was very engaged and is looking forward to the next session with Mark. Mark established a quick repour and expectations for the student. Mark pulls from his knowledge base to meet the student where they are.

Linda, 5 lessons with Mark R

Friendly and knowledgeable

Teaching bells to my grandson. He is very patient, friendly and makes learning fun! My grandson was super frustrated with bells and the lessons with Mark have really helped give him a more positive attitude!

Angela, 3 lessons with Mark R

Great teacher, always patient

Mark has been working with my son weekly for many months now. He is always patient and helpful with my son as he tries to master 7th grade band as a clarinet player. I appreciate Mark’s efforts and my son is definitely getting better and his band teachers have noticed!

Leena , 41 lessons with Mark R

Good tutor

My 9 year old has had 3 lessons and is learning the violin and likes teacher Mark. We will continue! (I need 160 characters to save my review...I don't have more to say)

Barb, 39 lessons with Mark R

Patient and fun

My daughter is enjoying every minute of her violin class. Mark is patient and fun. Very recommended 5 Start. He listens and is very open to providing feedback on the progress.

JOSE, 6 lessons with Mark R

Engaging and Patient teacher

My son has taken several lessons with Mark and recently proclaimed "This is the best violin teacher I've ever had." The teacher has great suggestions for book and song selections to engage my son in different kinds of music and skills. He makes the lessons fun and gently corrects his mistakes. He is patient and knowledgeable. We are happy to have found him:) Thank you!

Danielle, 55 lessons with Mark R
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