Mark Lee

Mark L.

Van Nuys, CA

Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I understand that every individual learns differently so I am prepared to be flexible when it comes to teaching students of different levels and different ages how to play guitar. There are many ways to learn the instrument, for example, some people prefer to learn by ear, some by reading music charts, some by seeing someone else play, and the list goes on. Not only that, I understand that different people have different goals when learning the guitar so I always keep that in mind when teaching a specific student. I've experimented things on the guitar on my own and have undergone formal music lessons so I am well versed with balancing creativity and musical information. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance so you can trust in me that I can deliver a high standard of quality when it comes to teaching the guitar. Lastly, I try to make lessons as fun/interesting as possible because ultimately playing an instrument should be a fun activity, not a mundane task!
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About

Mark delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2014

I started playing the guitar when I was 15 years old and I only started taking it seriously when I was 18 years of age. At 21, I decided to pursue a Bachelor's degree in music. Back in Malaysia, I had the opportunity to teach children aged 8-15 for 6 months as a part time job, performed at 2 local indie music/ art festivals, and collaborate with other musicians in the scene.

Following that, I continued my degree studies in Berklee College of Music and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Performance. While I was at Berklee, I spent most of my time there studying and playing jazz. Other than that, I also had the opportunity to work with people who come from various walks of lives. Among the opportunities that I had, one which stood out for me was the chance to be a film score session guitarist to play on other student's projects.

After I graduated from Berklee, I made the move to Los Angeles. I am currently playing for singer-songwriter Sofia Zorian and blues/rock group Luke Elder & The Infinite Ways. I grew up on 60-80s pop music thanks to my parents, and my music palette has evolve over the years, so I have a deep love for many genres of music. Some of the examples of genres that I have listened and played are blues, rock, pop, motown, jazz, metal, and classical. I have been playing guitar for 11 years now and still find great joy in discovering something new about instrument each day!

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Experience

Guitar Teacher
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
EarthTone Music Academy

Education

Bachelor's Degree of Music In Performance
Sep 2015 - Aug 2017
Berklee College of Music
Berklee Transfer Program
Jan 2013 - Apr 2015
International College of Music
Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Architecture
Jan 2009 - Dec 2012
Taylor's University

Languages

Bahasa Malaysia
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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