Mark T Williams

Mark W.

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

Teaching since:
February 2012

I have been playing since I was 4 years old and have been loving every minute of it. I have been fortunate to play and tour with many groups here in the US and in Europe. Over the years I have really enjoyed passing on my knowledge and love of music making to others. I would be honored if you gave me the opportunity to help your or your family achieve their musical dreams.

*** Lesson Details ***
First and foremost I am very laid back and that helps my students relax into the process of making great music. Expect your first lesson to be about getting to know each other and getting a firm idea of what your expectations are.

Everyone learns at a different pace and has changing interests. Within the framework of moving you towards your musical goals I create custom goals and lessons for my students.

What does that mean? Well, you can pick out some of your own music, customize the way you practice, decide when you want to move forward with more challenging music and many other things.

I do expect my students to learn several pieces of music at a time and perform so you can share your music. That's what it is all about after all!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None, all students require an instrument to practice on.

*** Specialties ***
Electric violin
Classical solo
Orchestral audition prep
Suzuki

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Experience

First violin
Sep 2015 - Present
Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra

First violin
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra

Principal 2nd violin
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra

Concertmaster
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
DaSalo Solisti

Concertmaster
Jan 1985 - Jan 1987
West Virginia University Symphony

Concertmaster
Jan 1984 - Jan 1985
Baylor University Symphony

Concertmaster
Jan 1982 - Jan 1984
West Virginia University Orchestra

Concertmaster
Jan 1982 - Jan 1983
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra

Education

Bachelor of Applied performance
Sep 1982 - Jun 1987
West Virginia University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

3rd Degree BlackBelt
Jan 2012
Global Tang Soo Do Association

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Oct 1999
Microsoft Corporation

Certified Novell Engineer
Jan 1995
Novell Inc.

Photos & Videos

A cool version of Ashokan Farewell, wait for the violin duo at the end!
A longer set of pieces that I recently performed (11/2015) at the Velvet Note jazz club
Fun piece to play.  Enjoy!

5 Reviews

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Joy Apr 19, 2017
Violin · In studio

We have had a very positive experience with Mark Williams. My son has been taking lessons for over a year and progressing nicely. Mark works hard to keep him interested and makes sure that he continues to enjoy learning. Exactly what we were looking for.

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Tom X. Dec 23, 2013
Violin ·

Fantastic Teacher!

Mark Williams's violin teaching is very experienced and professional. He helped prepare my daughter for her county orchestra audition, and she made it! My daughter enjoys the pieces assigned, and his constructive feedback has allowed her to fix bowing technique and other problems. Each lesson is focused on improving and learning new and old skills. His teaching has made my daughter a better violinist! The schedule is also flexible to fit all my daughter's activities. If you are looking for an excellent violin teacher, Mark Williams is the one!

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Richard O. Dec 7, 2013
Violin ·

Excellent Violin learning

Mark is an experienced and excellent Violin teacher. He is very flexible, reliable, respectful, and very very patient. My daughter's violin playing has improved very much all because of Mark's teaching skills, style and professionalism.

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Judy Q. May 5, 2013
Violin ·

Excited about learning more!!!

Mark is an excellent teacher. He helped me correct my stand and holding the violin and hand position which has me playing much better. We had to back up to the basics but that will help me be a better violinist. He also has been flexiable about changing dates and time to fit my needs. I recommend him to anyone!

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Tong K. Feb 19, 2013
Violin ·

Mark Williams is a awsome violin teacher.

Mark Williams was my son, Nicholas' private violin teacher at his elementary school. My son enjoyed lessons and he learned a great deal of aquired skills he needed to play violin. Mr. Williams was able to share his enthusiasm of playing violin with my son. He made my son be more serious when he practiced violin. He allowed my son to have a private concert which encouraged him and gave him confidence. Mr. Williams was a very friendly and encouraging teacher who is able to make his students confident violin players.

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