Private lessons will advance you further and faster than anything else you can do - regardless of your current skill level. Imagine hearing a song for the first time and being able to quickly play along with it. Imagine understanding songs, not just memorizing a series of notes and chords. Imagine being able to create your own songs, improvise, solo, and come up with creative secondary parts to songs. That is what it means to really play the guitar - a goal that is much easier to reach than you think, but sadly few guitarists receive the proper instruction to achieve it.
My name is Mark Scrivener and my mission is to help you master the guitar as a true musician. I’ve studied the guitar (and music in general) more than 40 years now, and if I’m lucky I’ll study it for at least 40 more. I am passionate about helping my students understand what they are doing on the guitar and why it works. My students don’t just learn how to play a song or solo over a progression, they learn what makes the song work, how to manipulate it, add to it, change it, and mold it into anything they desire.
My students range from absolute beginners to advanced guitarists and I provide each of them with the same attention and dedication - assessing the areas in their skill or knowledge that need attention and then patiently guiding them through the process to reach their goals. But don’t just take my word for it - read what my students are saying in their reviews. Then contact me and let's get started helping you reach your musical goals.
510 381-1577 (cell)