Mark became a professional musician at an early age. Dunn has taken cues from iconic rock and blues influences and melded a powerful style that adds passion to every song he plays. Mark does offer private lessons in the Virginia Beach area and via webcast.
Mark’s teaching specialties are for the “day one” beginner to the advanced player. Acoustic, fingerstyle, electric, rock, classic country, modern country, blues, modern rock, jazz fusion, slide guitar, metal, alternate tunings, bass guitar, mandolin, music theory, and songwriting. He has been formally teaching for over 25 years. Surprisingly, Mark’s gift garnishes his own interpretation of all these styles. His technical skill is flawless and dedication to the trade is impeccable.
Eddie Berman, an internationally revered guitarist, and guitar gear expert, was quoted to say, “Mark Dunn, yeah I know him, he was great when he was 12 and sounded great every time I’ve ever heard him. Mark can really play, HOLY COW!!
Mark has mastered the ability to emotionally interpret the lyrical message through music to his audience. He can reach past the rock genre to show his ability as a traditional country picker. This well-traveled journeyman has shared the stage and supported popular artists such as Tim Reynolds, Brad Paisley, Styx, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Kansas and more. In addition to performing live, your instructor has played on hundreds of studio sessions for sync-licensing projects, television, radio commercials, movie, and promotional soundtracks. He understands the necessary technology required to be an exceptional musician. In 1999, he moved to Atlanta where he received accolades such as:
- Musician of the Year from the Georgia Country Music Association
- Nomination for a CMA award as touring musician of the year (2014).
Mark Dunn lives his craft. Dunn is currently the lead guitarist for Damn Straight, Little Country, The Gallows and in addition to solo events. Recently, in Dunn’s hometown, he was able to showcase his new solo album and debut his 2018 Mark Dunn Signature electric guitar. The results of his outstanding background as a performer are clearly seen in his teaching skill.