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PRIVATE LESSONS or GUITAR CLASSES / Mark Tyson - instructor

Mark has been playing music professionally since the early 1980's and has developed a reputation as a versatile guitarist. Mark also loves to work with children, he works teaching guitar and band classes to elementary, middle, and high school students at Heart of Los Angeles Youth (HOLA/YOLA) in downtown LA. Mark has also taught guitar and song writing at Day Jams Rock n' Roll Summer Camp in LA, a nationwide program run by the National Guitar Workshop and for the Harmony Project.

Mark loves to play all kinds of music, he currently plays guitar and bass in many Los Angeles based groups and can be heard on 35 records/CD's with over 20 different artists. Styles ranging from Caribbean, African, Middle Eastern, Latin, Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop/Funk, and Rock n' Roll. A recent review for one of these CD's "Merry Peasant" by reggae legend Ras Michael describes Mark's guitar playing as:

"Virtuoso guitarist Mark Tyson shifts effortlessly from sharp riffing to searing leads, from flourishes to flashes of genius..." -

Mark has released 3 CD's with his own band the BNX (Blue Nile X-Press) on 3 Worlds Music, a label he runs with his brother Nyofu. The first "Freedom Cry" then "the Blue Nile X-Press" and his latest "Universal Citizen". Each one received excellent reviews, including a feature article in Billboard magazine.

"..unique musical stew of Reggae, World Music, and Jazz..."
Says Billboard Magazine

30-60 minutes private lessons available - email

all ages