Our Teachers

Mark Pena

Teacher (Sydney)

Mark teaches for the Academy of Spanish Guitar in Sydney.

Mark teaches students in Bankstown, Canterbury, Yagoona, Fairfield, Auburn and Punchbowl.

Short Bio

Mark was born in the Philippines but grew up in Australia when his family migrated at the age of five. His musical journey began at the age of 11, when he watched his cousin play guitar and with his Aunt's encouragement, Mark picked up the instrument and it has been his passion ever since.

Mark's musical genre is diverse. His was involved in a local Church team where he served as a Music Coordinator and mentored younger musicians. He also passed AMEB Grade 5 in Music Theory exam with Honours and had performance experience both live and in the studio. Mark currently teaches contemporary guitar and is a gigging freelance session guitarist and sound engineer.

Mark has previously taken up Classical Guitar on and off where he passed AMEB Grade 6 in Classical Guitar exam with Credit. He believes that the Classical Guitar is the finest form of the guitar. In 2013, he decided to take up Classical Guitar again with Jean-Pierre Antaki and is now teaching for the Academy.

Mark has completed an Apprenticeship in Electronic Instrumentation and also has an Advance Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering at TAFE. Apart from music, he currently serves in Church and enjoys computer technology and sports.