Having completed his BA (Honours) Degree at the Australian National University where he distinguished himself in English Literature and Philosophy, Mark Norton began studying the guitar with Timothy Kain at the Canberra School of Music, Institute of the Arts, ANU, where he completed the Bachelor of Music Performance degree with distinction in 1991. The following year, he completed the Graduate Diploma in Music Performance, also at the CSM.
Since then, Mark has established himself as one of Australia's leading guitarists. He won first prize in the Australian National Guitar Competition in 1992. Concert engagements have included national broadcasts for the ABC, solo recitals in most major Australian cities and many regional areas; performances at the Adelaide International Arts Festival, the Darwin International Guitar Festival and appearances as a concerto soloist with orchestra.
Mark is an experienced and sought after chamber musician. He has toured extensively to the United States, Eastern Europe, Asia and within Australia as a member of the renowned ensemble “Guitar Trek" and features on two of their CD releases for ABC Classics.
Mark is also a composer of guitar music. One of his compositions, included on Guitar Trek's third release 'Sky for Dreaming' enjoyed favourable reviews and substantial airtime on ABC FM. In December 2003, Mark released his first solo CD entitled 'No Doubt' which also includes original compositions.
Mark is an experienced and dedicated teacher. Following eight years on the faculty of the Canberra School of Music, ANU, he has continually pursued his interest in teaching through several schools throughout Canberra, panelling tertiary guitar recitals at the ANU every year, and composing music for the guitar.
Lessons with Mark
Individual classical guitar lessons with Mark are available at ACTAM Studios in Fyshwick.
30 minutes individual $920/semester (21 lessons)
45 minutes individual $1210/semester (21 lessons)
60 minutes individual $1490/semester (21 lessons)
One off/casual rates: $52 for 30mins, $66 for 45mins, $79 for 60mins