Mark is an exciting and creative teacher. His comprehensive approach to music is the best I've ever experienced! Mark has taught me more in the last year than I have ever learned in the six years I have been playing.      

— Chris Sturm


I've been writing songs for over 20 years, but hadn't written a single song in the last year. I started meeting with Mark Heinemann in January of '98 to help me break through my song writer's block.

Mark was patient and very creative in his approach. He had tons of great ideas to get me going! I am glad to say that during the summer I wrote 12 songs and I will soon be submitting several of them to publishers. I can't imagine having written so many songs in such a short period of time without Mark's help.

— Tom Sebok


Letter of Recommendation from Carman Moore, composer and conductor


I have had the pleasure of having Mark teach in my music classroom for the last semester. My class consisted of guitar students at a variety of levels, and Mark was extremely adept at engaging all players.

Mark's "Roots of American Music" classes expose students to music they may not otherwise experience, as well as music they know and love. Even my "rockers" had to admit that some of the country music was kind of cool!

Mark is able to gently guide "composition rookies" through basic songwriting to create expressive, personal, or just plain silly songs. Mark's extensive training in performance, theory, pedagogy, and music history, combined with his creativity and love of teaching, make for a powerful combination, sure to pique the interest of any budding musician.

— Tina Dozauer-Ray, Choir & Guitar Teacher,
Monarch High School, Louisville, CO

Along with his broad musical knowledge and experience, Mark brings flexibility and innovation to the creative process. He is a friendly and respectful listener as well as a diligent team player. Mark's approach gently encourages the natural, unique abilities in each of us.

— Jon Stubbs, Head of Performing Arts Dept.
September School, Boulder, CO


Letter of Recommendation from Brus Westby, Principal, September School, Boulder, CO