Mark Bettencourt

Mark B.

Las Vegas, NV

About Mark B.

Mark teaches: Ages 10 and 40
Teaching since: October 1986


I've been teaching guitar for more than twenty years, ever since I taught myself in elementary school I have loved learning more and teaching the things I know. I played lead and rhythm guitar in a headlining band in Houston and Galvaston, TX for four years. I played with Shaboom and Hot August Nights. I also played the Gilroy Garlic Festival, as well as many other small venues across California.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will start with basics of the guitar itself, including strumming, picking, and fret board knowledge. I will also teach music writing, melody, harmony, and general music theory once we get to a moderate level of comfort with the guitar and with musical knowledge. In tandem with any lesson I can teach any song that you want to learn, so you can gain the knowledge of the fundamentals as well as a song you can enjoy and show off. All parents are welcome to come to the lessons, or I can come to your house.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the jam room. Amps, recording equipment and guitars. Parents can sit in during lessons. Stools and couch.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Acoustic and Electric guitar

*** Specialties ***
Blues, Jazz, Rock, Top 40s, Classic, Oldies, Country, everything you can play on a guitar.


professional musician

Jan 2012 - Sep 2014
gerlach entermainment booking agency

played music five days a week all over houston texas

rythym guitarist for sha boom musical group

Apr 2010 - Apr 2011
sha boom group

played gilroy garlic festival , and hot august nights and many fairground car shows throughout califonia

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1 Review on Mark B.

BrianG1 Mar 13, 2012
Great with motivating children

Our daughter has learned a lot in the past few weeks. Mark has been very positive with our 10 year old. she has learned a few simple songs in just a few lessons! It has been convienent way to learn the guitar.