For all your music and adult education learning needs - voted Best Music Education Service in Derbyshire - UK Enterprise Awards 2021!
For weddings, corporate events, festivals etc (see below for further details) as well as teaching adults (ages 18 and above only) Music (Guitar, Piano, Theory etc),
My name is Mark and I have 26 years of teaching and performing experience having graduated from Cambridge with a Music Degree in 1991 and Birmingham with a Post Graduate Teaching degree in 1992. I am a trained tenor and a classical guitarist but also play, perform and teach acoustic, rock, electric guitar, voice, musical theatre, opera, keyboard, piano, ukulele and music theory.
I established Mark’s Music Services in 2018 and have now expanded that business to become LMMEAL (Live Music, Music Education and Adult Learning) following a recent spell away from Derbyshire. During this time, I spent six months working with adults to improve their literacy and numeracy and have added this experience and skill set to my teaching portfolio.
For teaching - "Enjoy Learning and Learn by Enjoying".
REMOTE LESSONS ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to ensure COVID safety. Available exclusively for online lessons via Skype / Zoom / FaceTime / Microsoft Teams. If you are unsure about online lessons and would like to get a feel for the classes, please contact me about arranging a free 15-minute taster lesson :) Professional one-to-one lessons, online and home visits. (once the pandemic has cleared)- Ages 18 to 118
- Guitar, Piano, Voice,
- All levels from Beginner - Advanced- Specialising in styles:- Guitar - Classical - Acoustic – Fingerstyle - Electric- Singing - Pop, Musical Theatre, Classical
- Keyboard - Pop, Chords/Melody
- Piano - Classical, Pop
All techniques and topics covered: Rhythm - Theory - Sight Reading - Improvisation- Rockschool / LCME / Trinity / ABRSM grade syllabus covered- Ukulele tuition available- Fully insured Musician's Union member-Remote lessons via Skype / Zoom / FaceTime / Microsoft Teams(includes follow-up PDF material and video downloads)
For weddings etc
Perfect Day – Perfect Music – Perfect Memories
Providing acoustic, classical or pop, guitar and vocal music to transform any part of your day into the most memorable, unique and perfect occasion.
It was lovely to have you play at our wedding; wonderful music during the ceremony and a great addition to the evening party/ Thank you for adding to our perfect day (Louise and Alan)
Your wedding day is a special day that you want to be perfect. I offer a personal touch to help make sure that you music is just right, and that it contributes to your perfect memories.
Each wedding is unique; I offer the opportunity to build your own package.
What I can offer:
- Live music as the guests arrive at the venue
- music during the ceremony
- live songs of your choice for the arrival of the bride (and groom)
- live music following the ceremony, during a drinks reception or the photographs
- live music during the meal
- live music later for a ‘party’ atmosphere
- live performance of the first dance
- live sets throughout the evening
- use of the PA for your playlists as an alternative to a DJ
All of this in a range of styles including Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Musical Theatre, Pop Music and Opera
Prices start at just £200
Please get in touch for more information, to discuss availability (now available from mid June 2021), and to arrange your free initial meeting.
10 customer reviews
Mark makes you feel comfortable right from the start. Nothing is too much trouble and you can contact him for anything between lesson.
Been great working with Mark. As a total guitar novice the lessons have been based around the music I wanted to learn and play. The sessions are fun and Mark is always pro-active with any support or help outside of the main lesson - highly recommended. More...
I am a very mature student who is extremely pleased to learn piano with this brilliant teacher. I am treated with great respect within a relaxed and fun environment. Mark has listened to my requests and has steered me on a learning experience that is moving me towards my piano playing goals. I am challenged, encouraged, being taught for Grade 1 without ever feeling stressed or intimidated. I would recommend LMMEAL to everyone. More...
I have had 5+ lessons with Mark and my guitar playing ability has flourished under his guidance. He is patient and really easy to talk to.
He never minds me flying off on a tangent, which I regularly do, and his musical knowledge seems to be endless.
For anyone hoping to learn to sing or play any instrument, I highly recommend the man that can, Mark. More...
Reply from lme.org
Thanks for your kind review Dan ... as for ANY instrument? Didgeridoo may be a challenge 😂
Ok so the lessons are completely tailored to the student he lets you pick the songs on what helps you improve and embark on working on 'your own voice' so approachable and helpful in anything you need to know from my short time of starting would highly recommend mark to anyone else just starting out like me or someone who is more advanced stages! Prices are very good as well!
What can I say, I'm new to learning the guitar and Mark has been fantastic. He understands all my questions I ask and my learning curve. Great teacher 👍👍
Mark is an excellent teacher, he has made learning the piano fun, as a beginner he has been very patient and has made the lessons easy to understand and interesting using genres I enjoy from blues to classical to musicals
I would definitely recommend Mark as a teacher to anyone
I look forward to my next lesson More...
Trying to learn to play keyboard from scratch is certainly a challenge for me. Mark has made the learning curve a lot easier to navigate.
His patience and diligence is much appreciated. Starting with some of my favourite beatles songs also helps
With some music theory Interspersed, I hope to continue to make good progress
Good back up with examples of separate left and right hand sections for me to follow
Keep up the good work Mark More...
Lessons with Mark are fantastic. I'm new to music in general and Mark helps create a very comfortable environment that makes it much easier to learn. Always available to help when I need it and offers music that is specific to my taste which makes learning much more enjoyable. Thoroughly enjoying learning the piano, I talk about it to everybody and I would 100% recommend Mark👍🏻 More...
Thanks for your guitar and singing entertainment over a few great evenings. Whilst I was only ever able to assist with a metal tray and questionable vocals, it was always the highlight of the evening.
You bring a fun and personable element and your repertoire means there’s always something for everyone. (10 / 10)
Steve Cressey More...