Mark Spradley is a private teacher and freelance trombonist based in Savannah, GA. As an extensive orchestral musician, Mr. Spradley has performed with many professional orchestras in the South, including the Savannah Philharmonic, Hilton Head Symphony, Waco Symphony, Beaufort Symphony, and the LaGrange Symphony. In 2015, he was named a semi-finalist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's section trombone audition.
Also an accomplished soloist, Mr. Spradley was one of the top prize winners in the Young Artist Competition hosted by Music Teachers National Association, held in Anaheim, California. He was a featured soloist with the Savannah Winds Symphony in November of 2015. His last season concluded with a multi-day residency in Argentina, giving masterclasses to students and culminating with a performance with the Superbanda at the National University of Villa Maria. Additionally, he founded the "Savannah Trombone Workshop", as an annual summer program for aspiring high school trombonists. Mr. Spradley holds a Bachelor's of Music in Trombone Performance at Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music and additional graduate studies at Baylor University.
· Trombone · In studio When my son was just starting trombone almost three years ago, we happened to meet Mark and set up lessons for my son. Mark was a great mentor to a beginner trombonist -- able to both connect with someone just starting as well as model what a great trombonist sounds like. My son is still playing, enjoying the instrument, and hasn't had as good of a tutor since Mark moved away.
· Trombone · In studio I took lessons from Mark to help prepare for my audition to minor in music. He helped me improve my tone and helped perfect my audition piece, and with his help I passed the audition and I am now a music minor at Georgia Southern University!
· Trombone · In studio I took lessons from Mark as a young middle school student and it led directly to my being selected for the GMEA All-State Band and overall made me a much better musician. He was friendly and attentive and I looked forward to lessons with him. It was my first experience with private lessons and it made my at-home practice more productive when I had specific things to practice for lessons. He worked with me on my GMEA etudes in addition to the fundamentals which made me a better trombonist, and we often played duets which was fun and helped me advance as well.