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Learn guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice, ukulele, songwriting, music theory, recording and more.

We teach all ages 5 and up and offer university-level instruction for beginner to advanced students at minimal prices.


We are not like most music teachers.

We teach with a deep understanding of music and the human challenges involved in learning to play an instrument.  Each student receives careful and patient instruction tailored to help them achieve their musical goals as quickly as possible.

Meet Your Teacher

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Mark is a consummate professional musician.  He is highly educated, proficient at every instrument you'll find in a typical pop band, and has extensive performing and recording experience.  Locally, he performs regularly on the Hydesville, Faith Center, Shiloh and Lifehouse worship teams, and with various artists of the Humboldt music scene.



The Practice Pad contains a noise-isolated, medium-sized recording studio that can fit up to three musicians at a time.  In addition to recording, mixing and mastering services, The Practice Pad has professional-level studio musicianship available at your request for no extra fee.  If your recordings need anything from hard-rock electric guitar to acoustic jazz piano to heavy metal drums, we've got you covered.

Recorded at The Practice Pad:
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00:00 / 05:47

Call anytime at (707) 682-6007 or email to book private lessons or time in the recording studio.  We are located at

490 S Fortuna Blvd in sunny Fortuna.

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