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Mark R P.

Experienced Music Educator: Instrumental, Production, Composition

Experienced Music Educator: Instrumental, Production, Composition

$40/hour

  • 686 hours tutoring

About Mark R


Bio

I am Mark and I 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 years. I work with 60+ students each week, both online and in-person, and I have a California Teaching Credential in Music (K-12).
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...

I am Mark and I 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 years. I work with 60+ students each week, both online and in-person, and I have a California Teaching Credential in Music (K-12).
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.
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.

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
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 on-line lessons and I have openings at various times:
Pacific time 6 am to 12 pm Various times on weekends
All Day 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 only, and piano/computer music classes for several 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 only, and piano/computer music classes for several 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 only, and piano/computer music classes for several 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 only, and piano/computer music classes for several 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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Same teacher, new topic!

My daughter has been doing music composition lessons with Mark and really enjoys them. Now, we’ve added guitar lessons as well. I was impressed with how much information they were able to squeeze into that first guitar lesson! Thanks for the great lessons, Mark!

Heather, 35 lessons with Mark R

Thank you so much!

Mark tutor is very experienced in teaching. As long as Mark is willing, we will always follow Mark in piano lessons. Thank you so much!

Jojo, 37 lessons with Mark R

Fun and knowledgeable

My teenage son looks forward to his lessons with Mark. Mark is skilled at flute (and multiple other instruments) and skilled at teaching. Fun personality keeps my son engaged!

Einat, 30 lessons with Mark R

Very patient and efficient

This teacher is the best , he’s efficient, knowledgeable, patient and kind. I couldn’t have selected a better tutor for my daughter !!! She’s really enjoying every lesson and is very enthusiastic about learning her craft thank you again for awesome service

Adana, 19 lessons with Mark R

Great job!

He was very nice. He told me what I was doing wrong and how to fix it. It helped me with my music assignments for school. See you very soon for more practice time!

Debra, 35 lessons with Mark R

A Great combo coach of Piano & Voice

Mark introduced some new fingering techniques for piano to assist my 74 year old hands and blended a voice coaching session in very well with our initial 1 hour session

Robert E, 19 lessons with Mark R

Knowledgeable and patient

My son is 12 and finally wanted to learn guitar. Mark has been patient and explains every detail where my son actually understands it. Even recommended some books they will use in the lessons. I’m excited for them to continue their lessons

Oksana, 40 lessons with Mark R

Great music teacher

I am taking guitar lessons from Mark and it is worth it. I was trying to teach myself and I learned more in our first lesson than I had in my own attempts before. He is going to teach me both string plucking and using a pick. I'm very happy with the lessons and he is a lot of fun. If his schedule permits, I'm hoping to maybe even take another instrument in the future. I highly recommend him. He has a big knowledge base and he is very helpful and patient.

Tani, 26 lessons with Mark R

Great Knowledge Logic Pro X

Mark was able to explain features and abilities of Logic was is not available in any tutorial programs or manuals. I had been trying unsuccessfully for weeks with Apple Support, and found them very weak with their own program. With Mark's in depth knowledge of recording he was able to jump right to the heart of my problem

John, 1 lesson with Mark R
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