LESSONS WITH MARK
Hailing from Chicago, guitarist Mark began his musical career playing in Chicago-area bands. While in Chicago, he studied at the Music Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, formerly the Chicago Musical College.
After joining a band, Mark landed a recording contract and headed to California. Since then, he has played for such notables as Al Stewart, Wendy Waldman, The Cretones, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Frampton, The Pointer Sisters, Chris Isaak, Ziggy Marley, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and more.
Mark is a gifted songwriter whose creations have appeared in the repertoire of artists as diverse as the Pointer Sisters, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia, Olivia Newton-John, Chris Botti, Linda Ronstadt, and Chicago.
A talented composer, Mark’s introspective works inspire listeners to look inward. His compositions are thought-provoking, yet meditative.
Mark studied piano, counterpoint, and composition with the renowned Los Angeles pianist, Abe Fraser. He also had the privilege of learning fingerstyle guitar from the legendary harmonic genius Ted Greene for over 10 years.
He studies the classical guitar with LAGA’s Emre Sabuncuoglu.
Most recently, Acoustic Guitar Magazineinterviewed Mark in its February 2012 edition. The interview included an online guitar lesson on chord voicings, demonstrating how an innovative use of reharmonization and drones can provide the perfect complement to a melody line.
Mark has an online Guitar Chord Theory Course on Peghead Nation.
Mark teaches a variety of styles, including classical, fingerboard harmony, ukelele, rock, pop, folk, blues, jazz, acoustic fingerstyle, and country. To request guitar lessons with Mark Goldenberg, please fill out and send the contact form below.
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