Mark Teicholz
  1. Faculty

Marc Teicholz



  • Applied Lessons
  • Guitar Performance
  • Technical Training/Sight Reading Guitar


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley
  • MM, Yale University
  • BA, Yale University


  • Pacific Guitar Ensemble, 2012–2015
  • Festival of Four, 1992–2002


  • Winner, Guitar Foundation of America Competition, 1989

What is your hometown?

Berkeley, CA

What are you passionate about outside of music?

Reading and eating chocolate chip cookies.

What is a favorite quote that you repeatedly tell students?

“You are never as good or as bad as you think.”
—Andy Roddick

What question do you wish students would ask sooner rather than later?

What makes them happy.

What was a turning point in your career?

Winning the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) Competition in 1989.

If you weren't a musician or teacher, what do you think you would be doing now?


What is your daily practice routine?

Don’t have one.

If you could play only three composers for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Bach, Chopin, and Sérgio Assad.

What are your most important collaborations?

Premiering a guitar concerto (O Saci-Pererê) by Clarice Assad.

What recordings can we hear you on?

Valseana, GSI
Music of Sor and Coste, Naxos
Music of Nazareth, Les Production d'Oz

What is your unrealized project?

There is so much more music I want to learn.