Mar (he/him) originally from Lima, Peru, is a non-binary/trans, bilingual, international singer/songwriter/producer/teacher with more than 15 years in the music industry. His background and teaching experience include a wide range of Music Performance, Production, Music Instruction, and Music Therapy with ASD and developmental delays. Mar has a master’s degree in Music Therapy from Florida State University, a bachelor’s degree in Music (vocal concentration) from Mars Hill University in North Carolina, and he is a Board Certified Music Therapist (CBMT). Mar created Music Bit Therapy – in Miami, FL where he resided until September 2018.
In the Fall of 2018, Mar relocated back to the mountains of Western North Carolina with more than 15 years of experience teaching music to children and adults through individual and customized lessons; incorporating very unique music education techniques derived from his Music Therapy expertise and combined with his craft as a performing artist.
Click here for Mar’s website: www.marmusicofficial.com
LESSONS WITH MAR
Mar’s lessons are fun and dynamic. He taps into the rhythm and musical spark of his students. Mar is an eclectic, dedicated, and hands-on teacher, who is thorough explaining concepts, and successful at creating the space and trust for each student. He specializes in teaching the little ones and enjoys working with kids all ages; also awakening the child in every adult. Mar believes music connects us with the most true expression of our selves.
During lessons, Mar teaches the foundations of sight-reading, aural skills, and music theory as well as the performance skills for vocals or instrument of choice. He will then customize the lesson according to the student’s interest in style, goals and/or needs. Learning to make music rather than just learning the technical aspects of singing or playing an instrument is a fundamental part of Mar’s lessons.
“Mar is an extremely talented teacher and he taught my daughter in ways that other teachers never had. Mar brought out the confidence and skill that my daughter had inside her, but she needed the right teacher to develop. Mar is a strong and confident voice instructor, but very kind and flexible and willing to work with the music my daughter loved!”
“Mar is a very special person with a lot of patience and love for his craft and it shows in how he teaches his students.”