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Mark V S.
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Chromonica or blues harp, the harmonica is fun, portable, and expressive. Learn how to make it sing!
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Ready to learn some pro techniques on one of the most fun, portable, and soulful instruments out there? The chromatic harmonica was my first instrument which I taught myself by ear at the age of 5, so all ages are welcome in my harmonica class. The harmonica is perfect for playing melodies. I can play "blues harp" as well which is also a lot of fun and has a different kind of expressive feel with the bending. Whichever one you're interested in learning, I can help you hit the ground sprinting with one of the most portable and enjoyable instruments out there! It's all about the feeling and the fun of it! Ready to dive in? Click BOOK NOW and let's begin!
About Mark V S.

Hello, welcome, and thank you for taking a moment out of your busy life to find out more about me! I appreciate you! My name is Mark V, and I have been “Specializing In Melody” since the age of 5 when I discovered my natural ability to play and create catchy tunes by teaching myself the harmonica by ear. I went on to learn the accordion at 10, the piano at 12, MIDI and synthesizers at 15, the guitar at 30, and a long list of other exotic instruments along the way, completely by ear. Simply put: if it makes music, sound, or noise, I like to figure it out! I have collected rare synthesizers since 1984 and have well over a 100 synths in my collection. I was also one of the first instructors to become officially Avid (Digidesign) Pro Tools certified back in 2003 and have been teaching Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase, Reason, audio editing, sound design, MIDI, music production, composing, arranging, songwriting, and programming since 1998 having won numerous academic awards along the way. I've also taught piano and synthesizers since 1986 and began to share my love of my first two instruments -- the piano-accordion and harmonica -- a few years ago to balance out all of my technical background. I have a BA from UCSC in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition. I wear many hats including my first passion as a prolific composer, BMI/BMG songwriter, producer, sound designer, Pro Tools editor, MIDI expert & programmer, consultant, published writer, award-winning instructor, and IDELT-certified ESL/EFL teacher inspiring my students to become better than they ever dreamed possible all while having FUN! Learning and wisdom are lifelong pursuits of mine, and I love to share tips, tricks, shortcuts, and time-saving techniques in all I do while keeping the flow casual and personable. I have successfully taught and inspired tens of thousands of students over my career, and I look forward to creatively inspiring you as well while helping you achieve your artistic goals. In ANYTHING you do, the key question to ask is: "How can I make this FUN?" Book Me Now, and let's find out together! Stay unique and see you soon!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 1998

Education

International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks English, Russian, German

Speaks

Has background check

Avatar of the tutor
Mark V S.
Teaches Online
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Chromonica or blues harp, the harmonica is fun, portable, and expressive. Learn how to make it sing!
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Ready to learn some pro techniques on one of the most fun, portable, and soulful instruments out there? The chromatic harmonica was my first instrument which I taught myself by ear at the age of 5, so all ages are welcome in my harmonica class. The harmonica is perfect for playing melodies. I can play "blues harp" as well which is also a lot of fun and has a different kind of expressive feel with the bending. Whichever one you're interested in learning, I can help you hit the ground sprinting with one of the most portable and enjoyable instruments out there! It's all about the feeling and the fun of it! Ready to dive in? Click BOOK NOW and let's begin!
About Mark V S.

Hello, welcome, and thank you for taking a moment out of your busy life to find out more about me! I appreciate you! My name is Mark V, and I have been “Specializing In Melody” since the age of 5 when I discovered my natural ability to play and create catchy tunes by teaching myself the harmonica by ear. I went on to learn the accordion at 10, the piano at 12, MIDI and synthesizers at 15, the guitar at 30, and a long list of other exotic instruments along the way, completely by ear. Simply put: if it makes music, sound, or noise, I like to figure it out! I have collected rare synthesizers since 1984 and have well over a 100 synths in my collection. I was also one of the first instructors to become officially Avid (Digidesign) Pro Tools certified back in 2003 and have been teaching Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase, Reason, audio editing, sound design, MIDI, music production, composing, arranging, songwriting, and programming since 1998 having won numerous academic awards along the way. I've also taught piano and synthesizers since 1986 and began to share my love of my first two instruments -- the piano-accordion and harmonica -- a few years ago to balance out all of my technical background. I have a BA from UCSC in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition. I wear many hats including my first passion as a prolific composer, BMI/BMG songwriter, producer, sound designer, Pro Tools editor, MIDI expert & programmer, consultant, published writer, award-winning instructor, and IDELT-certified ESL/EFL teacher inspiring my students to become better than they ever dreamed possible all while having FUN! Learning and wisdom are lifelong pursuits of mine, and I love to share tips, tricks, shortcuts, and time-saving techniques in all I do while keeping the flow casual and personable. I have successfully taught and inspired tens of thousands of students over my career, and I look forward to creatively inspiring you as well while helping you achieve your artistic goals. In ANYTHING you do, the key question to ask is: "How can I make this FUN?" Book Me Now, and let's find out together! Stay unique and see you soon!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 1998

Education

International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks English, Russian, German

Speaks

Has background check

Instructor details
Harmonica