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Music bio of Frank Markovich

Summary: Associate professor of music and Director of Guitar Studies at Skyline College in San Bruno since 1975. Secondary Teaching, and lifetime Community College Teaching Credentials. Professor of Music at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, Ca. Performer with over 35 years of experience in jazz, classical, rock, country, Christian and ethnic music styles. Over 35 years of professional teaching and performance experience in a variety of venues.

June 1975 – Present Skyline College San Bruno

Associate Professor of Music Guitar Studies, and director of Guitar Studies. Currently teaching beginning guitar, intermediate guitar, advanced guitar, improvisation, blues guitar, guitar ensemble, and special projects, such as guitar styles of Eric Clapton, guitar styles of Santana, Miles Davis for guitar etc. Have also taught classical guitar at the college. Following are some accomplishments at Skyline College:

Currently teaching: Guitar I, II, III, and IV and Guitar Ensemble I, II, III and IV.

Wrote course of study for each of the classes taught.

Continuing Education

During the past ten years, have taken classes such as:

Performance and Leadership

2000 – 2006 Associate Professor of Music Note Dame de Namur in Belmont Ca

Teach Computer applications in Music.

1974-1975 Instructor of Music at Contra Costa Community College

Instructor in History of Jazz In American Institutions for a one-year assignment. Decided that commute distance and time were such that it cost more to teach the class than pay warranted. Turned down second year offer.

March 1970 – June 1978 Jefferson Union High School District – Adult education instructor

Instructor in beginning, intermediate and advanced guitar along with a course in music theory at Westmoor, Terra Nova, Serramonte and Jefferson High Schools . Taught classes four nights per week.

September 1965– June 1979 Westlake and Serramonte Music Centers

Private guitar instructor. Average of 40 students per week. Most sought after instuctor at both music stores. Assisted in guitar setups and in merchandising. Did minor guitar repair. Many former students have become profession musicians.

Some of the performers Frank Markovich has worked with:

Jim and Morning Nichols, Adam Rafferty, Wayne Wallace, Bruce Day (Pablo Cruz), Greg Adams (Tower of Power), Jerry Hahn, Carlos Santana, Pat Kirtley (National Fingerpicking Title), Eric Elias (noted solo guitist), Trey Boothe, Kurt Bittner and numerous others.


Just Jazz Guitar

Numerous articles and reviews published in Just Jazz Guitar. Reviews written on a number of books, CD's etc. Interview of Eric Elias.

Areas of expertise

Following are areas of expertise – group and private lessons available:

Guitar – All levels – specializing in rock, jazz, country, finger-style, solo guitar.

Improvisation – particularly related to guitar but to jazz, rock and country music in general.

Music Theory and Composition

Computer applications in music: Finale and notation programs, sequencers etc.

Recording: Protools and related subjects.


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