Andover Educators
Thomas Mark

Mark, Thomas Ph.D

A.B., M.A. and Ph.D., Columbia University
Licensed Andover Educator, 2000
Author, What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body (GIA Publications, 2004)

Region: Western United States
Home State: Oregon
Available for:  * workshops * individual lessons

Thomas Mark studied piano in New York with David Bar-Illan and Jeannette Haien. From 1994 to 1999 he attended the Taubman summer Institute of Piano where he served for three years as a Practice Assistant. He studies the Taubman technique with Robert Durso, and Alexander Technique and Body Mapping with Barbara Conable. He is an adjunct faculty member at Marylhurst University and has served as president of the Lincoln County district of the Oregon Music Teachers Association.

He has taught the course What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body at various locations in Oregon, New Mexico and North Carolina, and, since its inception, at the Piano Wellness Seminar held each summer at Gardner Webb University. From 1992 until 2001 he was organizer and principal pianist of the Newport Coffee Concerts, a chamber music series in Newport, Oregon. Tom is a resident of Portland, Oregon where he teaches piano and Body Mapping. He is available to teach the course throughout the United States and Canada.


"Wonderful! What a great experience to know the 'workings' of the body. This is what every piano teacher should know!"

Marilyn Brown Director, Raleigh Conservatory of Music, MTNA Master Piano Teacher