Mark Messenger has built up an extensive teaching practice drawn from many years experience as an international performer and an analytical teacher.

Fundamental to this is the principle that the student, whatever the level, must be given the facility to teach themselves, and to understand the processes necessary to play and to perform.

Practice technique is a crucial discipline to acquire, and must be viewed as psychological training as much as physical. Through this structured approach to constructing the building blocks of technique, remarkable results can be achieved in a short space of time.

The psychology of performance too is an integral part of the training of a budding musician. Here issues of controlling one’s environment, mental preparation and communication are addressed.

Consequently, Mark is much in demand, not only as a teacher, but also as an adjudicator at festivals and competitions and a teacher at international festivals.

Other areas where Mark Messenger has forged a reputation are the coaching of chamber music – drawn from his career as a string quartet player – and the understanding and performance of the solo string works of J.S. Bach.

References from: Rachel Steadman , Shona Fahy