Experienced and highly qualified instrumental instructor.
University credentials from programs that remain amongst the best in music performance and education in the nation. These credentials are matched by 10 years of performance and teaching experience - New York and Seattle.
As an experienced soloist, orchestral and lead player, I have had the time to develop a deep physical connection to my instruments. This connection, gained after years of practice and performance, informs my approach to instruction. My goal is to impart technique and knowledge that assists the student to break through physical barriers and achieve maximum musical expression, no matter what the style.
*** Lesson Details ***
PIANO - As long as you love the sound the exercises will make sense. Great works - Beethoven to Ellington - Contemporary- Rock, R&B,etc...
TRUMPET - Any style, any score, any chart - learn to read - improvise across jazz chords - compose etudes.
VOICE - Male vocals - Classic Rock/Broadway, American Folk, specializing in the changing adolescent voice.
All curriculum is designed so that instrumental and vocal students have the opportunity to engage standard repertoire as well as modern and contemporary practice/method (Rock/Jazz/World music). Established curricula are driven towards individualized instruction encompassing interest, ability and personal expression.
*** Studio Equipment ***
open living room, two pianos, couches, chairs,
*** Specialties ***
PIANO: Bastien, Pace, Bartok (Mikrocosmos), Hannon, Brahms, Beethoven, Adult contemporary/Jazz
TRUMPET: All methods (Arban's, Clark, Rubank, Smith, Charlier, Bitsch etc...)
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Verified Student · Piano ·
My 5-year-old grandson has been taking piano lessons from Marcus since December, and I am thrilled -- and quite amazed -- with his progress. Marcus is unfailingly patient -- calmly encouraging and sensitive to just how much he can expect from a little boy who is being exposed to music education for the first time. Marcus' approach gives very young students an excellent foundation, and my grandson is eager to come to his lessons and stays focused the entire time. The results are exciting!
Verified Student · Piano ·
I agree that his good because he spend time watching you working on the keys and shared his skills.
Verified Student · Singing ·
Marcus is very professional, has a great in-house studio. He's very encouraging and patient and is very focused on helping the student!
I am totally enjoying the encouragement I receive from my teacher. He is pushing me to grow in my music journey and it's exactly what I need at this time. He is very knowledgeable and patient. I think I chose wisely with this one.
I recently moved to Seattle from Los Angeles, and I really enjoy vocal training with Marcus. He is patient, talented, knowledgable, and over all a wonderful person. I have had several teachers before him including an American Idol coach, and he has definately taken me to the next level. Thank you Marcus.
Marcus is an adept instructor who is able to quickly assess a student's needs and then develops an effective plan to help that student achieve progress. He is encouraging and supportive while also ensuring that each lesson is challenging and results-focused. He is committed to his students, to music and to his profession as an instructor.