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Mark L.

Fort Collins, CO

About Mark

Mark L.
I was born in California but raised in the sleepy town of Beaverton, Oregon, enmeshed in massive groves of pine and poplar trees and long, cool rainy days. I entered into the world of creativity and music when I was just thirteen by composing poetry and song lyrics, and began dabbling with my sister's used classical guitar when I was 15. From there, I taught myself simple songs by composers like Neil Young, America and Crosby Stills and Nash and developed an interest in rock and blues. I began taking lessons in guitar and voice and was completely dedicated to the guitar never missing
a day of practice for over 6 years.
I began performing in my teens playing at parties, small clubs and coffee shops. I specialized in songs with strong vocal parts and worked diligently at perfecting my singing voice and my ability to accompany myself smoothly and precisely. I started getting more involved with harder rocking bands such as Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters and prided myself with the ability to match the vocal parts in both accuracy and intensity. I raised the level of professionalism up on my own writing skills as well and publishing a lyrical device in a poetry publication known as “In Dappled Sunlight.” I also enjoying some radio airplay for one of my songs and was fortunate enough to open for the illustrious Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship in an acoustic set in Denver, Co.
Although my formal education was in Psychology and Counseling, I continued taking lessons in guitar and voice while simultaneously refining my sound and my skills. I also began teaching during this time working with students from 5 to sixty-five and focusing on acoustic guitar skills as well as vocal training and most of all, finding enjoyment in music. To me, teaching is an integral part of music as I truly believe that the gift of music is wasted unless its shared with others. Seeing a student realize his or her musical dreams is one of the greatest joys that I have experienced as a musician and I'm dedicated to the teaching process for life. I'm also dedicated to performing and to this day I have done over 1000 shows, playing the coziest of street corner pubs to big festivals with thousands of people present. I feel that this performance experience in combination with over 20 great years of teaching has made me the highly qualified instructor that I am today.
Although there are many singer/songwriters, I feel I am unique in that I strive to incorporate power and passion into the simplest of musical pieces and have learned how to teach this process to others. I feel that finding the passion in music, whether it be rhythm or lead guitar or voice, can make the difference between being a mediocre musician and a great one regardless of your skill level. I feel I have the insight and patience as well to work with anyone who has the desire and dedication to become a great musician.
I now live in the beautiful town of Fort Collins, Colorado where I both perform and teach with regularity and also operate my counseling practice where I specialize in helping children and adults work through anxiety and depression. I hope to work with each of you in the near future and help you to achieve the lofty musical goals that you have set out for yourself. Mark

*** Lesson Details ***
Simply stated, students can expect what they're willing to contribute to the learning process. At least half of learning is done before or after the lesson during the student's practice time so the time in between lessons is extremely important. Although I am a laid back instructor, I also have high expectations of the student and will define those in the first lesson. The curriculum is based on years of teaching experience and will be tailor-made to your current age, development and experience level. The word "dedication" is an important one here as well because if you're dedicated, then you 'll become a life-time learner and musician rather than a part time participant. So, after 3-6 months you may learn almost nothing or you will become a proficient player, it's all up to you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
loft 400 sq feet open, airy multiple instruments seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring instruments although I would hope they also have some of their own as well.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in manifesting powerful dynamics in voice and performance, specifically in blues, rock, alternative and folk music. I also incorporate some of the Alexander technique into some of my teaching (no, I am not certified in Alexander but have participated in some of the classes).
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John D. March 1, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Mark is awesome and has a lot of knowledge if you're willing to put in the effort and listen.
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Mark L.

Mark L.

Fort Collins, CO 80521
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Zachary E.

Greeley, CO

About Zachary

With a Bachelor's Degree from the California Institute of the Arts, and 11 years of teaching experience, I am able to provide students instruction in a broad range of styles and techniques.

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My job is to make it as easy as possible for you (or your child) to join the wonderful world of classical music. If you are just beginning, all you need is a violin or viola. I will provide the rest.

If you are more advanced, bring also some music that you are working on, or that you would like to begin working on.

Let's have some fun!

*** Specialties ***
Baroque/Per
iod Style
Romantic Concertos
Classical Technique
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Zachary E.

Zachary E.

Greeley, CO 80634
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$35 / 30-min
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Craig B.

Longmont, CO

About Craig

Craig, a Colorado native Craig started playing guitar while in high school at the age 15 he attended private lessons from a Berklee graduate where he studied in all styles of guitar technique and theory. After only one year on the instrument Craig was competing in competitions against 30 year veterans and winning!

In 2003 Craig was selected as the top guitar player in Colorado and was flown to New Orleans where at the age a 18 he performed at the House of Blues and placed 3rd in the western region. Since then Craig has been performing professionally and has had music placed on both the nati
onal TM century disc and played on Denver’s very own KYGO.

Craig has been performing all around the United States and can be heard on many recordings. Now after 14 years of teaching experience Craig continues to bring many other new players down the winning path and get them on their way to lifetime of music!
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Craig B.

Craig B.

Longmont, CO 80504
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$25 / 30-min
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Karney S.

Fort Collins, CO

About Karney

I have played guitar professionally along the Front Range since 1989 and began teaching in 1997. During that time, I've been fortunate to have opened up for national acts such as Eddie Money, Night Ranger, Quiet Riot and shared the stage with members of Firefall and the Derek Trucks Band.

Several of my students have auditioned for and were accepted as the sole guitar seat in the junior high, high school, and college jazz bands. A few of my younger students received honors in their grade school music programs.

I believe the key to the success of the student is that they enjoy what th
ey are doing and gain confidence through the skills they have worked hard to develop.
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Maria May 27, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Karney is an absolutely fantastic teacher who is very knowledgeable on all areas on guitar from classical to rock and roll. He has taught me a lot and any student of any age would benefit greatly from having him as a teacher!
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Chloe May 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio
I've been with Karney for a few years now, and I have learned so much from him! I remember thinking about how I would probably never be able to learn to play an instrument, but after working with Karney for only a short time, that changed. Karney is such a nice guy, and a wonderful guitar player! He is able to teach a variety of genres as well. I would highly recommend him as a teacher! :)
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Jace May 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio
I've had Karney as a teacher for 7 years and I've learned a gosh-ton about playing guitar. The lessons are very flexible in order to fit my needs and Karney is an amazing teacher. He's one of the nicest people I know, and is very good at playing and teaching guitar. Whether you want to learn classical, rock, jazz, blues, etc. Karney is the best man for the job.
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Karney S.

Karney S.

Fort Collins, CO 80526
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$22 / 30-min
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Gary S.

Loveland, CO

About Gary

I have been a full time professional teacher/musician for over 30 years. I have two degrees in piano from Tyndale College and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. I am a very flexible teacher and am able to teach multiple styles of music depending on your goals and strengths. I am also a published songwriter and composer and recording artist so can help you if you are desiring to delve into creating your own music! I enjoy teaching all ages and levels including several adult learners. Please check out my website at www.apianist.com where you will find more info including videos from li
ve concerts, recordings, youtube links etc. I look forward to helping you achieve your musical goals!
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Gary S.

Gary S.

Loveland, CO 80538
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$30 / 30-min

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