Mark T Williams

Mark W.

Decatur, GA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All levels of students are welcome. I have over 42 years of experience to help you achieve your best. Electric Violin also offered!

About Mark W.

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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Anne
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Mark is a talented musician and worked very well with my son to help improve and fine tune his viola performance just before he heads off to college. Emphasis was placed on technique and musicality. A great experience ! At one point Marked picked up his electric violin and played a beautiful duet with my son that was amazing!

Posted Jul 9, 2019
Jacob
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I came to Mark as a senior in high school. I had been playing in orchestras for 7 years up until this point and wanted to see if I could refine my technique before heading into college. Even in my limited time with him, Mark helped me fix most if not all of my bad habits and gave me valuable knowledge to continue learning on my own! He was very friendly throughout the whole experience and was flexible with my busy schedule.

Posted Jul 9, 2019
Julia
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Mark was an excellent teacher! I have never touched a violin before taking lessons with him and Mark, being a very patient and encouraging teacher, went through the basics and had me playing songs in just a few weeks! Mark made going to lessons fun and engaging and I enjoyed going to each and every lesson! If you are looking for fun lessons where you will learn a lot with a very talented, patient and encouraging teacher, then I highly recommend taking lessons with Mark!

Posted Aug 13, 2018
Jenine
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Mark is a great teacher. I hadn’t played in over 35 years and he had me playing reasonably in no time. I loved how he was able to adjust to my skills and provide a personal program.

Posted Jun 22, 2018
Judy
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Mark is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. Willing to take you by the hand and lead you through each step of the way so you know what you are doing in the end. I would highly recommend him.

Posted Nov 1, 2017
Jeanie
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Before Mr.Williams, I never enjoyed going to lessons. He genuinely cares for his students and definitely helps to improve skill. He is very talented in violin and just overall an amazing teacher!

Posted Nov 1, 2017
Michael
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Excellent teacher with the patience of an angel. Highly skilled violinist with a teaching method that is tailored to the student's interests.

Posted Sep 27, 2017
Joy
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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.

Posted Apr 19, 2017
Tom X.

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!

Posted Dec 23, 2013
Richard O.

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.

Posted Dec 7, 2013
Judy Q.

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!

Posted May 5, 2013
Tong K.

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.

Posted Feb 19, 2013

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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.

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