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Mark Mazengarb

Banjo Lessons, Guitar Lessons | Theory Lessons

  • Qualifications: BMus (performance) Massey University
  • Pricing: $30 per 30min, $50 per hour
  • Styles: Acoustic Guitar styles - classical, bluegrass, jazz, folk & country
  • Suitability: All ages, all levels


After graduating from Massey University with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance in 2006, Mark has branched out musically and has become a highly diverse musician.

Mark has been based in the USA since 2011, touring full time with New York based duo partner Loren Barrigar. Mark has performed in concert halls and festivals across Europe, Russia, Canada and the USA, and has played and toured with some of the greats including Tommy Emmanuel. He also has 10 years of teaching experience.

Mark has multiple albums recorded, and in 2013 his song “Onward” won Best Instrumental at the International Acoustic Music Awards (I.A.M.A)

Mark is based in Wellington for 2016 and will be available for lessons until November!
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Teaching Info

I am passionate about teaching, and believe in tailoring my approach to the specific needs of the student, rather than having a set course. Once I have a good idea of what you are trying to achieve, we can put a plan together to make sure you have a clear path to your goals.

I’m big on the following themes:

1. Technique
2. Musicality
3. Fun
4. Developing your ear and creative expression.

I am happy to teach a variety of styles and levels. I do offer In-home lessons too depending on where you live and my schedule.