Mark Oi is a guitarist, composer and music educator that has been performing, recording and teaching nationally and internationally for the last 25 years. He believes that learning should be fun, and his goal is to help motivate you to become the guitarist that you want to be. He is versed in teaching jazz, rock, pop, blues, funk, reggae, ska, rocksteady, bossa, and various african guitar styles, as well as reading, theory, composition, arranging and improvisation.
Mark has a BA in Fine Art from the University of California at Davis and a BM in
composition and performance from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA. Mark was a guitar instructor at Davis Music/E st. Music from 1991-2001, Plateau Music, Issaquah, WA from 2004-2006, adjunct instructor at Cornish College of the Arts from 2005-2009, and Instructor at Watermelon Music from 2013-present.
Mark currently resides in Alameda and plays in several different projects based in the Bay Area and Seattle: Clinton Fearon (co-founder of the Gladiators, roots reggae), Hoi Polloi (World Jazz), nOOi (modern improv duo), Rusty Zinn (Rocksteady) and Presidio Jazz (jazz duo).