Mark Dowling

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Mark Dowling (MJDKeys) is the musician you need to enrich and enliven your event - diverse, well-dressed, communicable and innovative!
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Mark Dowling is a professional pianist, teacher and speaker. Mark, as a BYMT licensed teacher, works in primary and secondary schools, teaching the piano, music theory and classroom music technology and music making curriculum lessons. In addition to his professional teaching, Mark is pianist in the classical trio, 'The Dowling trio', resident pianist for Brent Jazz Orchestra, tuned percussion player for Bromley Concert Band and accompanist of the choir at St Joseph's, Epsom and Penge junior voices. Mark performs solo piano lunchtime recitals on a semi-regular basis and sings Tenor in the South London Singers. Other Musical commitments include a duo project with Benedikt Stroher. Mark is a regular Vlogger, exploring subjects pertaining to music education, personal growth and Christianity. Mark, as an active Christian, is involved in the ministry of preaching and teaching, either in a small group context or at Elmers End Free Church. Marks past experience in church ministry was that of local church worship leader at Christ Church Anerley. His responsibilities included singing, piano accompanying, band leading, training and regular meetings concerning church worship development. Mark holds a masters degree in music performance, a bachelors degree in music performance and technology, a licentiate diploma from the London College of Music and a graduate diploma in theology. His academic interests pertain to that of the church and its relationship to music theologically, psychologically and historically. Mark regularly partakes in continued professional development - taking lessons from Jeremy Davis, Robert Mitchell, Tim Richards, Susan Garrett, Gareth Green and Kyle Fergusson. His desire is to be the very best he can so that he can continue to inspire, empower and enliven every musically desirous person he meets. Mark explores repertoire that is uncommon to the general concert platform, with the desire of performing in concerts, competitions and academic environments where a more frequent performance of such music is encouraged, thus broadening the concert repertoire for classical musicians universally. Mark believes this to be a great need if classical music is to be fully appreciated, explored and enjoyed.

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Baroque, Contemporary classical, Classical, Musical theatre, Electronic, Ambient, Triphop, Jazz, Blues, Avant garde, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Traditional church music, Christmas
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Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Sound technician, MC, Instrumental teaching, Musicologist, Accompanist
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Customer questions

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

“Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!”

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

“Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play but will require a power supply".

Can you learn song requests before the event?

"If there is a special song you'd like us to learn, I am happy to do this for you".


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Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
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From Encore customers:

Sarah M
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Mark is a fantastic pianist and an absolute pleasure to deal with. He is an incredibly kind and thoughtful person and was wonderful for our wedding ceremony . Mark was very accommodating going out of his way to make sure he could play specific songs we requested. A number of our guests commented on how good he was and how lovely he was too! Couldn't ask for more. Choosing musicians for such a special day is difficult, you won't be disappointed with Mark so book him now now while you can!

Ollie C
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Mark was fantastic. Really polite, organised and chose the perfect vibe to help us put on a really successful evening. Highly recommended.

Ayanam U
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Mark brought my songs to life with his piano playing. I really enjoyed recording with him because he's talented but humble and wants to make sure that you're getting exactly what you want from him when working with him. He doesn't settle until it's as close to your original vision as possible and, when it comes to recording your own music, that's exactly what you need around you. It's your baby and you want to work with someone who gets that and is willing to put in the time to make it work.

From other customers:

Allan O
5 years ago

An impressive, multi- talented young man who has already started the journey towards a successfully varied, exciting and fulfilling musical future. I am following his progress with great interest.

Geoffrey M
6 years ago

Beautiful tone and clarity of texture.

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