Guitar Lessons San Antonio

Guitar Lessons in San Antonio

Mark Salazar, B.M., Guitar Instructor

Mark, a San Antonio native, was introduced to the guitar by his cousin at the age of 15 and began his formal musical studies at 16. During this time, he received instruction from local flamenco guitarist Randy Cordero. When Mark turned 20, he made the life-changing decision to pursue music as a profession. He had diligently saved enough money to embark on a journey to Spain for an entire summer. There, he continued to hone his skills in flamenco guitar and the art of accompanying singers, learning from Lito Espinosa at the Taller Flamenco School.

In the fall of that same year, Mark enrolled at San Antonio College, where he had the privilege of studying under esteemed mentors such as Terry Muska, Tom Sprayberry, and Matthew O’Neill. After successfully earning his Associate’s Degree, Mark furthered his education at the University of North Texas (UNT). At UNT, he specialized in classical guitar under the tutelage of Tom Johnson and Dr. Bryan Burns. Additionally, he took up Jazz guitar as a secondary instrument under the guidance of Rich McClure. Mark also expanded his horizons internationally during the academic years of 2016 and 2017 by studying classical and flamenco guitar at the Conservatori Superior de Música Del Liceu in Barcelona, where he worked under Guillem Quer-Perez and Manuel Granados. In the spring of 2018, Mark proudly graduated from UNT with a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance.

Throughout his musical journey, Mark actively participated in various competitions, including the Lone Star Guitar Competition, Texas A&M Symposium, the 2019 Guitar Symposium, and the 4th Annual Mountain View College Guitar Competition, where he won.

Mark has dedicated the past 7 years to teaching, with 5 of those years spent at Coppell Conservatory. Beyond his academic and professional commitments, Mark’s interests include cycling, traveling, hiking, photography, and reading.

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Jesusa Pons-Garner

I’ve had both my children attend lessons at this location. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Amber is an incredible piano instructor!

Jesusa Pons-Garner / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Esmeralda Saavedra

My daughter has been registered here since she was 7. Each instructor she’s had has been very friendly and great to work with. Currently she has lessons with Ms Maria and we are so grateful for her and the entire SAMA staff. I can’t recommend enough.

Esmeralda Saavedra / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Steve Dell

San Antonio Music Academy is awesome, my son loves the guitar lessons and is super excited to attend every week! He started with zero experience and progressed surprisingly fast. Randy is an amazingly talented guitarist/teacher. He is very patient, yet knows how to push students to the next level. Highly recommend all the instructors, the staff is great!

Steve Dell / parent
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