Mark Talley
Magnolia, TX
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Mark Talley

Mark T.

Magnolia, TX
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Trumpet was my first instrument. Euphonium was my major instrument in college. I play tuba professionally today I started playing gigs when I was 12 years old, and never stopped. I will write exercises to help you succeed!

About Mark T.

Are you ready to learn? Do you want a teacher who will custom-write exercises designed to help YOU succeed? I am that teacher! There is no substitute when it comes to experience, and I have REAL experience with REAL students and can help you solve any issues you have!

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Warren Ackerman
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I took trumpet and music theory lessons from Mr Talley He has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I highly recommend him and look forward to my next lesson from him.

Posted Jan 26, 2021
Derrek
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My brother took lessons from Mr. Talley before me, and when I got into Band I started too.  Thanks to Mr. Talley I  made 1st chair in the Region Band twice on Tuba.  When I switched to Euphonium in high school, he was right there helping me with the change from Tuba.  I made the Region Band again on a new instrument only a few weeks after I switched, and he was the reason why.  He always seemed to know exactly what I needed to do to get better.  Even now, years later, I can still call him any time and ask him about music and he always helps me.

Posted Jan 8, 2021
Derrek
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My mom made me take lessons from Mr. Talley when I was a little kid because my brothers loved him so much.  I thought he was kind of crazy at first, but when I started doing the things he said I got WAY better.  Now I can see what he was doing – he just knew EVERYTHING about trombone, so I got really good.  Even though I don’t play in band any more since I graduated high school, I still sometimes get my instrument out and play for fun.  I always hear his crazy sayings in my head, which makes me enjoy it.  You should sign up – my mom always said he was worth every penny because he helped her raise us into good people.  I didn’t get that when I was a kid, but I understand now.  He taught me more than music – he taught me how to think smarter.

Posted Jan 6, 2021
Ashley
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I’m so glad we found Mark as a teacher, my son was really struggling when he first started playing the trumpet and was just about ready to quit altogether. After his couple of lessons with Mark there already was a noticeable difference in not just his playing, but also his confidence and attitude. He was having FUN again! We highly recommend Mark as a teacher and plan on signing our daughter up for lessons when she starts playing her tuba too!

Posted Jan 6, 2021
Trey Gibson
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Instrument:Trumpet

Years: 6

Mr. Talley was my teacher for 6 years. I learned a lot from him. He helped me make top ratings on all of my solos, and even though I don’t play any more now that I am grown, I know he helped me become a better person. He was a great teacher, and now he’s a great friend. He knew a lot of tricks to help me play better.

Posted Jan 6, 2021
Nicholas
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I enjoy his since of humor as well as his ability to work with my schedule. Mr. Talley has also provided me with hand picked and sometimes hand written exercises personalized to best suit and benefit me. My experience with him has been nothing but pleasant and i seem to be improving a-lot since starting lessons with him.

Posted Nov 29, 2020
Krys P.
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Mark is an excellent teacher. He knows how to teach kids and is adjusting his materials to address their needs. After few lessons with Mark I see how my son is making progress on trumpet. I highly recommend him.

Posted Nov 24, 2020
Patrick
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Mr. Talley is the best! I’ve taken lessons from Mr. Talley for several years. His focus on fundamentals, style, and musicianship have taken my playing to another level! Thank you!!

Posted Oct 8, 2020
Mike Johnson
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I have known Mark Talley as a teacher for almost 20 years. The past 2 years I worked directly with him. His knowledge of brass instrument pedagogy is top notch but what impressed me most was how he was able to connect with students in such a way as to help them achieve levels they did not think were possible. He is a master teacher for the newest beginner level to the most advanced student. I highly recommend Mark Talley as a private lesson teacher.

Posted Oct 3, 2020

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Experience

Band Director
Jan 1991 - May 2020

Various schools throughout Texas

I taught Band on all instruments grades 6-12 at state ranked programs to thousands of kids. I can think like your Band Director and help you impress them and the other students in your class.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Aug 1986 - Dec 1990

Lamar University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music - All Levels
Dec 1991

State of Texas

Texas Teaching Certificate - Lifetime

Awards

State Honor Band Finalist
Feb 1999

TMEA

State Honor Band Finalist
Feb 1999

TMEA

State Marching Band Finalist
Nov 1998

TMEA

State Marching Band Finalist
Nov 1996

TMEA

Affiliations

Texas Music Educators Association
Jan 1987
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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