CITIES SERVED: Arcadia, Alhambra, Montebello, Monterey Park, El Monte, San Gabriel, Pico Rivera, Whittier, Rosemead
EDUCATION: BA in Piano Performance – Chapman University
Pianist Mark, known for his brilliant tone and poetic expressions has performed and taught in Southern California for over 30 years. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from Chapman University where he studied under Pianist Joseph Matthews. Other principle teachers were Blanca Alameda, Jack Eugene Miller and Master Classes with Pianist James McCormick. As an active member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California Coach Mark was a co-founder of the Hacienda Heights Branch in 1991 and served as president from 1995-1999. Other organizations include the California Association of Professional Music Teachers where he served as District III Coordinator from 2004-2007, National Federation of Music Clubs and National Guild of Piano Teachers. In 2007 he was invited to join the Certificate of Merit Council and served as the New Materials State Chair from 2007-2011, and in 2012 as the Young Artist Guild State Chair. As an adjudicator in demand Coach Mark has judged numerous piano competitions throughout Southern California and parts of Northern California, and has given Master Classes for various music studios. He has served on faculty at the East Los Angeles Music and Art School and the Pacific School of Music and Art. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching duo-duet piano as well as performing with colleagues. Coach Mark and his wife Barbara have made their home and studio in the City of Montebello for the last thirty years.