Born in New York and raised in California , Mark Wein has been performing and teaching music in Southern California for over 25 years. After graduating from Fullerton College with a degree in Commercial Music Performance, Mark worked steadily performing and recording with groups such as the swing group “The Scot Willy Combo”, blues bands “The New Originals” and “The Metropolitans” and rock groups such as “Felt”, “Ultralight”, Jennifer Corday and the cover band “All Star Trio”. Throughout this time Mark also worked as both a private guitar Instructor and a music teacher at a local private school.
In 2004 Mark and his wife Christine opened Premier Music, a full service music school in the city of Orange, California complete with private lessons for guitar, voice, drums, piano, bass and a variety of wind and string instruments. Performance classes such as the “Intro to Blues Class”, “Intro to Jazz Combo” and the “Rock Ensemble” round out the learning experience.
Mark is the author of the books “Foundations for Guitar” and “Expanded Blues Guitar” as well as countless online video guitar lessons and blogs via his YouTube channel and website MarkWeinGuitarLessons.com
After taking a hiatus from performing to focus on building both his music school and family life Mark returned to performing in 2010 with the All Star Trio, Kingsize and the Automatix. In 2014 Mark released his first solo Blues album “Black Market Hearts”.
Mark was a finalist in the The Next Top Guitar Instructor 2014 contest and now is on staff at Truefire.com.