Mark Black has taught more than six thousand students since 1978. His teaching
methods have helped many students become successful in the music field.
Both teach and students had a blast learning more about playing instruments
and making music.
Mark attended Loyola University in New Orleans as a double major in oboe
performance and music composition/theory. He was a member of the Loyola
Orchestra, Loyola Jazz Band, Loyola Chorale, and the Loyola Band, as well
as several woodwind quintets. He traveled for a year with the contemporary
Christian music group Majesty, has led worship for 39 years, and spent
14 years as a music director of various churches. Mark studied privately
with Fred Korman, Dr. Pat McCarty, Helen Erb, Dr. William Horne, Michael
Carubba, Dr. Thomas West, and others. He has performed in Christian, rock,
classical, and jazz ensembles and as a soloist in cities such as Atlanta,
Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York City,
St. Louis, and Washington D.C.
Marks musical skills include professional performance in guitar, voice,
sax, piano, keyboards, bass, flute, oboe, and other instruments, as well
as professional composition, arranging, and orchestration. He has taught
in seminars, conferences, and led bands throughout the southeast and southwest.
He taught applied instruments, voice, theory, conducting, and song writing
for 6 years at Christ for the Nations Institute, where he enjoyed teaching
students from dozens of countries. The diverse students came from countries
such as Bhutan, Iceland, Japan, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, and Switzerland.
While there, Mark was also the instrumental director and led the orchestra.
With his extensive career and knowledge, Mark can improve the musical skills
of just about anyone. You bring the passion, and he’ll bring the lessons.
Call today to find out how he can help you on your musical journey!