Mark Weathers
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Mark Weathers

Mark W.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experience teacher of 6 years, specializing in beginner and in-home lessons. All ages welcome! Lessons are catered towards the students goals/needs. Games will be included for young students. Not only you will be playing songs in no time, you will build a foundation of note reading, ear training, and technique. Let’s get started!

About Mark W.

Hello! My name is Mark. I am a classically trained pianist. I have been playing the piano for 12 years and have been teaching for 7 years. I like to give my students the opportunity to not only progress in skill, but also enjoy what they are learning!

Lessons are focused on five things: note reading, theory, technique, musicianship and musical history/context. My specialty is in teaching classical music (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.). I can also teach pop and modern new age styles as well. Advanced students are geared towards classical repetoire.

The system Mark uses over the years of teaching is based on two fundamental principles-
The importance of developing sound traditional skills and the strong conviction that you should always tailor the method to the student and never tailor the student to the method.

I have maintained a full studio of 49 students in my studio located here in Alaska, whom I teach online too. I have taught about many students successfully in my area. Lessons are available for anyone in the world, including all fifty states. Lessons are conducted in English. I currently teach from preschoolers starting at age 5 to advanced adults. I like teaching students a variety of music styles to allow them to be a more rounded musician. I am currently the Chairman of the NFMC in my state. My students participate in recitals, festivals, competitions, and local school talent shows. I manage and plan meetings in my local town for piano teachers to discuss from festival planning, and teaching ideas.


I have created many unique methodologies that detail how to learn and memorize music with maximum efficiency (much more information a few paragraphs down). And of course, I show my students how to conquer technical and musical difficulties in order to develop into artists with their own voices. As a result, my students often progress extremely quickly and attain high levels of playing in a fraction of the usual time required. They also seem to truly enjoy the process. Lessons are available anyone around the world with internet access!

Please feel free to message me with any questions you might have. I am genuinely passionate about teaching and sincerely care about each of my students. And if you are a part of my studio, you will find that I am very responsive and willing to help however I can. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals. I can't wait to meet you.

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Danielle
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Mark is an amazing piano teacher! He’s patient and takes lessons slowly when needed. My 7 year old is extremely shy and can get overwhelmed easily. He is the perfect fit for what she needs in a teacher and just what we were looking for! My 5 year old will be joining in piano lessons in the fall. He is very responsive when we have any questions between lessons throughout the week. Also, with littles getting sick on a whim, he’s been very flexible with us to reschedule later in the week.

Posted May 9, 2020

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Experience

Private Music Teacher
Aug 2013 - Present

Last Frontier Piano Studio

Education

Private Music Instruction
Jan 2008 - Present

Steele String Studio

Private Music Instruction
Jan 2008 - May 2017

Joyful Sounds

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

MTNA Member
Jul 2019

Music Teacher National Assoication

Awards

Superior Award
Mar 2020

National Federation of Music Clubs

Affiliations

National Federation of Music Clubs
Sep 2019
Since its founding in 1898, the NFMC has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with club and individual members of all ages. The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States, and is the only music organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides opportunities for musical study, performance and appreciation to more than 200,000 senior, student and junior members in 6,500 music-related clubs and organizations nationwide. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages.

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