Mark Johnson, born in Stockport in 1980 began learning the piano at the age of nine. Within four years he entered a performance competition and was successfully chosen as understudy to appear on stage with Richard Clayderman at The Stockport Davenport Theatre.
In 1995 he was awarded with an end of year trophy at Bramhall High School for ‘Most Outstanding Musical Contribution’ and locally his composition skills became apparent when he won first prize in the ‘Harmony ‘96-Bramhall Music Festival’.
Mark studied A Level Music at Stockport’s Aquinas College and was accepted to play in the college orchestra. In 1998 and 1999 he respectively participated in the orchestra’s tours to Prague and Venice. During that time he enhanced his individual composition style and in 1998 was successful in writing a jingle for the “Wake up to Coldseal” radio promotion. It inspired him to produce ensemble material for each end of season concert and allowed him to proficiently showcase his piano talent. Mark has also performed one of his compositions at the Bridgewater Hall with Mike Hall (1955 - 2008), who was an established violinist for the Halle (special character) orchestra and BBC Philharmonic.
Mark passed the prestigious Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music(ABRSM) Grade 8 piano exam while studying at the University of Huddersfield, under the teaching guidance of orchestral pianist Ian Buckle. Upon graduating in 2002 he set up his own piano and theory tuition business, providing lessons in and around Bramhall, for pupils of all ages and abilities.
The piano music which Mark plays at civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts, parties and other private functions is a sophisticated blend of popular ballads, jazz standards, and light classical pieces. His style creates the perfect atmosphere for any special occasion.
Mark teaches piano and theory to pupils of all ages and abilities.
Mark has performed at weddings and other private functions at the following venues:
Mark is flexible to travel in and around Bramhall to teach at his pupils’ houses. The duration of each lesson is between 30 and 40 minutes and costs just £15.00
The price for each occasion changes depending on location and whether a piano is available at the venue.
Please contact Mark to check availability and for prices.
Here are some of Mark’s own compositions and renditions.
If you would like more information please contact Mark on 07740 362 292 or 0161 439 4984.
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