7. Mark Gutierrez Piano
- 13 years in business
- 1 hire on Thumbtack
- Serves Oceanside, CA
"Mark is an exceptional piano instructor. His background with a PhD in piano performance provides him with a solid foundation in the mechanics of playing the piano, the background – both theoretical and applied – in the music, and in the theory he incorporates into his lessons. His ability to work with a broad range of student skills and experience reveals a rare talent for teaching at a level, rigor, and understanding appropriate to the individual student.,
Mark has taught two of my grandchildren who are now six and eleven, the older one for five years. They have very different levels of commitment to the piano, technical skill, and playing experience. Mark is remarkable in how he is able to offer a highly individualized approach in instruction that makes both of them eager to practice and improve. His approach, at least in my experience, is not just ‘learn the notes’ and move on to the next piece. Rather with each piece – even the simplest – he has provided them with important insights that will be valuable at more advanced levels.
I recommend Mark as an instructor without qualification. I myself took ten years of piano lessons when I was younger. I only regret that I never used that opportunity to develop the foundation that Mark produces in his students."