Mark Dolin

Mark D.

Cave Creek, AZ

About Mark D.

Mark teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: January 2005
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

I am experienced at teaching all levels of players.
I studied sax, woodwinds, brass and piano performance at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Berklee School Of Music, and I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
In addition to all the book knowledge, I have vast experience in performance - where it counts!
Having played in bands since high school, moving on to Boston and performing with the most sought-after band, Eye2Eye, for 10 years then on to Arizona, playing and singing live in countless venues.


*** Lesson Details ***
I have an easy-going personality and people are comfortable with me and I offer great direction and expect students to do their part in order to grow.
For beginning woodwinds and brass, I use the Standard Of Excellence series and once students advance we go to a variety of scale, etude and performance pieces and songs. I prefer to teach classical (legit) music and techniques in conjunction with ear-traing and "street-knowledge" for pop and jazz music. After several months, students will have learned a great deal of technique and will be able to play increasingly challenging music. (trying to keep this brief since I teach a wide variety of instruments and skill levels)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Wurlitzer piano.


*** Travel Equipment ***
Students provide their instrument and instrument books.

*** Specialties ***
all styles

Photos and Videos

Mark playing alto sax with his duo at a Scottsdale restaurant.

Experience

Music Instructor

Jun 2013 - Present
other private instruction

I also teach 4 days a week at the best private instruction facilities in the valley.

Education

Performance

Sep 1981 - Aug 1983
Berklee College of Music

BA In Music with honors

Sep 1977 - May 1981
West Virginia Wesleyan College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Honors in saxophone

Jun 1981
West Virginia Wesleyan College
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3 Reviews on Mark D.

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Tyler R. Jun 28, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
great instructor !
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Angela A. Feb 25, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We give Mark 5 Stars! He is very talented, patient & great with children.
I will recommend him to other moms looking for a piano teacher for their child.
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Carter A. Aug 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very patient and kind. It was our son's first piano lesson and he is looking forward to the next one.