Mark Johnson is a music teacher and tutor based in Blacktown, Sydney. He is a private teacher/tutor and a peripatetic music teacher in several Sydney schools, teaching guitar, piano, ukulele and bass. He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance, majoring in Guitar with electives in Piano, Vocals and Choir. He is currently obtaining his Masters in Teaching Primary. Mark employs gamification principles in his lessons, resulting in a rise in engagement and practice in his younger students. In the past, Mark has been known for his unmatched patience with students, young and old.
Mark has been teaching private and group lessons since 2011, passing his knowledge in music theory and instruments to his students. He has experience in lesson planning that caters to groups and individuals, as well as music theory, which is part of every lesson.
♪ Mark started teaching guitar and piano from home in 2011.
♪ In 2011, Mark started working for Primary Music Institute (PMI), teaching group lessons for keyboard and guitar in 5 different school. Schools included St Mary’s and St Minas Coptic College, Belmore South Public School, and John Palmer Public School.
♪ In 2012, he became a business partner and teacher at a small music school at Seven Hills. There, he offered private guitar, bass and piano lessons for students, and coached a small children’s choir.
♪ In 2012, Mark offered private piano lessons at the homes of students who are in disadvantaged situations and unable to travel to a music school.
♪ For 6 months in 2015, Mark volunteered at Parklea Correctional Centre, where he offered private guitar lessons for approximately 10 inmates, as part of an initiative to aid them in their future.
♪ In 2017, Mark became a peripatetic music teacher at Pacific Hills Christian School, where he taught private guitar and bass lessons, as well as group guitar and ukulele classes as part of their Hands on Performing Arts (HOPA) program.
♪ This year, in 2018, Mark has become the peripatetic guitar teacher at Mamre Anglican School.