About Mark Tindle
Mark has played music most of his life and has been a professional musician for about 25 years.
He is an accomplished player and teacher of the mountain dulcimer, acoustic guitar,and bluegrass banjo.
He began playing the guitar at age 11 and the banjo at age 16.
He first picked up the mountain dulcimer in 1982 and is regarded today as one of the finest
and most innovative dulcimer players around. His music includes traditional American
and Irish tunes, classical and contemporary pieces, as well as church hymns and his own original works.
Mark has won several mountain dulcimer playing competitions including two National Mountain
Dulcimer Championships. He has performed at many major dulcimer events throughout the country and is a highly
respected instructor and contest judge. His latest creative energies have been focusing on writing christian
music for worship and edification.
Mark's unique music seems to reach people of all ages and walks of life by reflecting the sensitive, personal touch
inherent in the mountain dulcimer. Through his effective teaching methods, many students have also grasped new playing
skills to further enhance their fulfillment and enjoyment with the dulcimer.
Mark lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife and best friend Melissa and their six wonderful children - James, John,
Andrew, Benjamin, Mary, and Hannah. Perhaps there are more musicians in the Tindle family yet to blossom!