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Marc Teicholz

Marc Teicholz headshot


Office 325


Courses Taught

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

Awards and Distinctions

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.