San Francisco Guitar Quartet

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  • Steve H.

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    I've been taking classical guitar lessons with Mark for nearly a year now. I met with a few different teachers around the Bay Area and decided to go with Mark, and I have been very happy with that decision. He's friendly and cheerful, takes a structured, well thought out approach to teaching, and of course plays beautifully himself, which always helps inspire me to improve my playing. I think he has a great breadth and depth of teaching experience and it shows, and it's that experience, along with his charisma, that separate him from other teachers. I've improved tremendously since I started working with him -- leaps and bounds above what I'd accomplished in four years of learning on my own -- both as a guitarist and as a musician in general.

    Nov 15, 2009

About this pro

I offer guitar lessons for all styles, levels and ages, individually tailored to your goals, from advanced training for professionals to recreational musicians seeking fun, relaxation and personal enrichment. Specialties include classical guitar, finger style techniques, performance skills, solo and ensemble repertoire, song accompaniments, flamenco techniques, finger style pop/jazz guitar, music theory, repertoire building, composition, audition/competition preparation, and group guitar classes. Take lessons with Mark Simons, a leading Bay Area guitarist, highly experienced instructor and 10-year member of the San Francisco Guitar Quartet. He has a proven success as an instructor with vast teaching and international performing experience. He has degrees from New England Conservatory, Tufts University, University of Southern California, Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins), Fulbright Scholar in Guitar Performance. Private lessons are offered in Oakland (Lake Merritt Studio), San Francisco (North Beach Studio), Pleasant Hill (Diablo Valley College) or in San Anselmo (San Domenico School Music Conservatory). Group popular guitar classes are offered thrice yearly at San Francisco City College's Fort Mason Art Campus. Private lessons are charged on a sliding scale from $60-80 per hour. Some travel is possible at higher rates. Group class rates vary by location. Live music for concerts or private and public events is also available, including solo guitar, flute and guitar, violin and guitar, guitar duet, and San Francisco Guitar Quartet. Prices start at $300 for solo guitar.

Location

Oakland, CA 94606
Coverage Area for San Francisco Guitar Quartet is about 150+ miles of Oakland, CA.