Mark Hamilton

Mark H.

La Habra, CA
Everything Mark Teaches

Levels taught:

    Mark teaches

    4 & Up
    + Special needs

    Teaching since

    August 1980

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    About Mark


    Classically trained with years of performance and practical experience. I know how to help you make the music that you want to make. I am well-versed in nearly all music styles from classical to contemporary/pop. I am currently active in both piano accompaniment, vocal performance with the Pacific Chorale,
    directing a very active north orange county community choir, and directing the choirs and drama department at Tuffree Middle School in Placentia with approximately 150 students in the program.

    I recently completed my music credential and have graduate degrees in Education and Music.

    I am especially gifted in teaching beginning piano, fundamental vocal production and dramatic presentation. I have extensive experience with the young and beginning acting student and can masterfully explain the dynamics of auditions and performing in the community.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I focus on the individual student for curriculum and speed of progress. I utilize Bastien and other music curricula depending on maturity and ability. Within 3 months most students are performing simple songs successfully and within 6 months they have begun to master the more difficult 2nd and 3rd level. I believe in creating opportunities for the student to play in public and successfully perform by playing in small groups and bands. My acting students are taught through monologues and basic acting dynamics along with rehearsing through audition challenges and opportunities in the community.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Separate music room, grand piano, multiple keyboards available.

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    Professional piano keyboard and sound systems available.

    *** Specialties ***
    Piano - Foundations, jazz piano, Broadway, easy listening.
    Voice - Foundations, breathing, operatic styling, Broadway.


    Vocal and Drama Teacher

    Aug 2014 - Present
    Tuffree Middle School

    Teach all sections of Beginning and Advanced choirs, along with Musical Drama programs. Program includes vocal production, dramatic skill development, basic musicianship, and effective performance.

    Adjunct Faculty, Choir Director

    Jul 2004 - Present
    North Orange County Community College

    Direct and manage the "Yorba Linda Senior Community Choir" that performs within the north orange county area. We have been highlighted for special college programs and are often featured in the Nixon Library Sunday concert series. Performances vary from 20th century classic literature to the patriotic and popular. I have directed the choir since 2004.

    Baritone Singer

    Jul 2009 - Jul 2014
    Pacific Chorale

    Active participation in Orange County's highly recognized professional choir. Material consists of major classic choral works to contemporary and cutting edge choral works.

    Professional contract singer

    May 1978 - Sep 1978
    Continental Singers

    Toured US and Bermuda for 90 day Summer tour which included singing, choreography, administration and tour support roles.


    California Teaching Credential, Music, Secondary

    Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
    Vanguard University


    May 1997 - Aug 2006
    Azusa Pacific University

    B.A. / M.A. Music

    Sep 1981 - Jun 1987
    Cal State Northridge / Western Seminary


    California Teaching Credential, Music, Secondary (7-12 grade)

    Jun 2010
    Vanguard University

    Music CSET testing + Educational best practices: English language learner theory, special needs, marginalized students, Common Core standards, Curriculum design, Student learning outcomes, institutional learning outcomes, Student centered learning strategies and outcomes.

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    5 Reviews on Mark H.

    Ryan M. Jan 8, 2015
    Singing · In home
    Verified Student
    My son enjoys his time stretching his voice out. While my son's voice hasn't dramatically improved over just a few lessons, his confidence has improved which is most important.
    Frank N. Feb 3, 2014
    Verified Student
    This product is very handy to use.

    Mark is very professional and sings well himself. In just a few lessons he's had a powerful impact on my singing because of the techniques he's demonstrated.
    Joanna B. Jul 9, 2013
    Verified Student
    An excellent piano teacher

    I have taken beginning piano lessons with Mark, and from day one I have felt comfortable. He is very professional, punctual, and efficient. He knows what he is doing, is very kind and patient in the process. He shares his shortcuts and tips to make each lesson the best possible.
    Susan W. Apr 8, 2013
    Verified Student
    Great teacher, very skilled and passionate!

    Mark is great. He is working with our 10 year old daughter on singing. He plays piano while he has her sing. She loves her lessons and looks forward to them every week. He is teaching her the proper way to use her voice as well. We couldnt be happier with Mark!
    RickM1 Mar 9, 2011
    Mark is great. Very supportive and insightful relaxed style.