Some of Mark’s Students

Here’s my chance to name drop…

I have many students that have gone on to do great things, or were already doing great things when they decided to start lessons with me. Either way, I’m proud of them and their accomplishments. This is just a small list of the thousand plus students that have studied guitar, bass, music production, recording, and songwriting under my tutelage.

Robert (Guitar student)

Guitarist and vocalist in the band Kiev.


Justin (Guitar student)

Guitarist and actor, Justin has starred and co-starred alongside Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Robert Pattinson, and Kristen Stewart in movies including 21 and Over, Twilight, Twilight: New Moon, Twilight: Eclipse, Crossing Over, and Revenge of the Green Dragons.


Ali (Guitar student)

Vocalist/rapper in the band Zebrahead


Todd (Guitar student)

Current Orange County Supervisor. Todd has formerly served as a California State Assemblyman, as well as the Assistant District Attorney in Orange County. Spitzer has received numerous awards and recognition, including Local Elected Official of the Year (OC Republican Party), Legislator of the Year (Cal. Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Crime Victims United of California, and Cal. Narcotics Officers Association), and Outstanding Assembly Member (Cal. State Sheriff’s Association).


John (Guitar student)

Former NFL Offensive Tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, and New England Patriots. Current advocate for Crossfit Training.


Ryan (Bass student)

Bassist in the band Portrait of a Nightmare


Brice (Bass student)

Bassist in the band Railgun


Nolan (Guitar student)

Shredding on the Periphery cover Zyglrox/Playing over one of his original songs.


(Guitar student)

Playing over his original composition


Madison Logan
(Guitar student)

Up and coming singer/songwriter


Lori Critchfield
(Guitar/Bass student)

Performing with Take Cover