Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Songwriting, and Music Theory Lessons


Studio Option @ Lamorinda Music

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday; afternoon & evening (studios are open after store hours).

Rates:  $45 for a half hour, $80 for an hour. Every other week lessons are a cost saving option.


At-home lesson option (at your house)

Cities served include Walnut Creek, most of Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Alamo, parts of Concord, Moraga, and Danville. Days, times, length of lessons, and rates vary depending upon your location. I can best give you a clear quote by knowing your city and cross streets as well as length of lesson desired.


Remote Lessons Using Skype

Please inquire for details on this option. Rates & hours determined and negotiated on an individual basis.

For all options, if the first lesson goes well and you decide to continue, further lessons are generally booked on a monthly basis. Please inquire about bulk lesson discounts. Twenty-four hours notice is required for rescheduling otherwise the lesson fee is non-refundable (except for emergencies).

My preferred methods of payment are PayPal and Venmo, also check and cash.

Paypal Option

Amount: USD

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I enjoyed teaching Gerard for about 3 years.
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“I have had the great good fortune of finding a great guitar teacher. I have never played any instrument in my entire life, but at 58 decided, after thinking about it for quite a while, that I wanted to learn how to play the electric guitar. For the first month I had tried to learn how to play from a book. That didn’t work out very well. I found Mark’s post on Craig’s List and after our initial email exchange, I decided that he was the type of teacher I wanted to provide me with my musical training. I have not been disappointed. Mark is a wonderful teacher.

As talented as he is as a musician, you’d think that he would have an enormous ego. He doesn’t. He is genuinely committed to conveying his love of music to his students. He is patient, thorough, and adapts his instructional techniques to the student, changing his teaching rhythm to suit the student’s progress. For me he is laying a firm foundation in musical knowledge and technique that I believe will allow me to go as far as I can possibly go musically. Most importantly, he is helping me gain a well-founded confidence that I can actually learn to create beautiful music. Thank you, Mark!”