Mark Marston


Mark Marston received his Bachelor’s and Master¹s degrees in music from Duquesne University, where he studied classical guitar with Thomas Kikta and Aaron Shearer. He has performed in master classes for such artists as Manuel Barrueco, Ricardo Cobo, Antigoni Goni, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Robert Guthrie, Adam Holzman and David Russell. Mark has served on the board of directors for guitar societies in Chicago and Pittsburgh and was formerly the director of the Suzuki guitar program at Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago. His articles on the Suzuki method have been published in Chicago Guitar and The American Suzuki Journal, and he was part of the notation team that prepared the music for books 5-9 in the Suzuki Guitar School™. He performs as a soloist, in chamber music groups, and has played in the orchestra pit for several Pittsburgh Opera productions. He has taught for Suzuki Institutes across the US, including as part of the faculty for the first International Suzuki Guitar Festival in Santa Clara, CA in 2008. 

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- Joined CYM in 2003

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