Testimonials

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Rex T.

"Mark is an outstanding teacher. We have found him to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. Most importantly, his style of teaching resonates very well our daughter. Under Marks instruction, her abilities have elevated, and she has better comprehension of her music. She is enjoying her lessons and practice a great deal more. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone taking lessons from Mark."

Angie A.

"My daughter, Julia, has been working with Mark since we moved to California 3 years ago. Mark is extremely 'patient, kind, knowledgable, dedicated and attentive', according to my daughter. Julia has grown into a strong pianist as she's worked with Mark while enjoying fun and enriching experiences at the same time rather than placing unneeded pressure on her. He has pushed her talent to its fullest extent, while giving her positive feedback. We are very thankful to have Mark as Julia's piano teacher."

Felisa G.

"Mark is an excellent piano teacher. Our daughter has excelled in only six months and enjoys her piano lessons. He offers recitals two times a year. He is responsive, professional, and if I need to change dates around he is flexible. I highly recommend him as a piano teacher!"

Lindsay R.

"My 8 year old son just started taking piano lessons a little over a month ago. He LOVES it!! Mark is an amazing teacher who arrives to our house on time every time! He works around our schedule. My son askes a ton of questions during the lesson and Mark answers all of them with patience, understanding, and professionalism. I never have to ask my son to practice the piano because he truly enjoys playing and looks forward to his lessons each week. This love of learning the piano truly came from Mark. So thank you for making this such a fun positive adventure for my son!!"

Susan C.

"Mark has been our kids (aged 11 and 9) piano teacher for a couple years. He is very professional and takes the time to adjust his teachings so that both kids can understand it at their individual levels. Mark is very patient with the kids. He is also very flexible with his schedule, accommodating the times when we need to reschedule the kids' lesson. It has been very convenient to have Mark come to the house to give the kids their lessons. Mark strikes a balance between teaching piano in a way that the kids can understand it, but also instilling the fundamentals of reading music and understanding the musicality of the songs they are learning. It is evident that Mark is very knowledge and has a passion for the piano; that comes through in his teaching."

Mike D.

"Mark Howard is top of the line. Patient, flexible, punctual, and most importantly, our son enjoys his time with him. Highly recommend."

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Rachele H.

My kiddos really enjoy taking piano lessons from Mr. Mark. He has high expectations and is kind and helpful in his interactions. Highly recommend!

Robin E.

Our 10 year old son started piano when he was 5. We recently moved to Irvine, and we were anxious to find a new teacher for him.  We are so pleased to have found Mark.  He has a wonderful rapport with our son, and has truly tailored and individualized his lessons to him. Mark has struck a great balance of introducing technique and discipline while still keeping our son motivated and engaged. We can hear the difference in his playing after just a few weeks.   Even his grandmother commented on the improvements in his musicality.  We love that Mark can come to our house to teach. With complicated work and school schedules, this is a godsend.   We highly recommend!

Sarah G.

Mr. Howard has been working with both of my girls for the past two years.  It is so convenient having an instructor come to the house, and he is always, patient, calm, and diligent in keeping the girls focused. t has been a pleasure watching them progress with their knowledge and abilities.

Robin R.

Mark Howard is an exceptional piano teacher.  My 13-year-old has been taking lessons from him for over two years and has learned so much.  Mark's patient teaching style makes it easy for her to learn piano.  I would highly recommend him!

Luke G.

Mark is an excellent piano teacher!  He also importantly has an extensive knowledge of music theory and history.  He incorporates these important aspects of music appreciation into lessons that he tailors for individual students.   His lessons are very well organized and goal-oriented.  I definitely recommend him!

Eve T.

Mark is very detail and patient when he teaches kids. Although we only had a few lessons so far, I have felt the improvement on my kids' piano performance.

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Alex L. (Online Lessons)

Mark is fantastic! I had my reservations about a long-distance piano teacher, but Mark has completely come through. First of all, he is a committed professional. He is punctual, engaged and focused. He is also an excellent communicator. He has helped us rearrange lessons to accommodate other activities, and is excellent and involved in strategizing about lesson scheduling and content. The kids are happy and are progressing nicely; we are completely pleased.