Mark Deffebach

bluegrass guitar lessons dallas Guitar, Bass (upright and electric), Mandolin, Dobro, Ukulele and Songwriting Beginner to advanced All ages Bluegrass, Swing, Rock, Blues and Country

How long have you been playing your insruments?

1976 to Present

How long have you been teaching?

Over 20 years

Professional Experience:

Semi-professional until 2008. Full-time professional musician since then primarily playing and performing upright bass, guitar and mandolin in various bands as a hired sideman. I’ve performed and collaborated in genres such as: bluegrass, old-time, Americana, rockabilly, swing, jazz, singer/songwriter, original, praise & worship, country and high school stage bands.


  • Fort Worth Weekly Awards with “Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang” and the “Blackland River Devils”
  • Finalist in singer/songwriter competitions, “Chevy Sonic Sounds” (2011) and “Texas Independent Music Expo” (2010).
  • Senior Level course work for the University of Texas Arlington in Jazz Studies Program
  • AAS in Music from Cedar Valley College in Guitar Performance
  • Received radio airplay and performed live on 89.3FM KNON and 88.7FM KTCU