Mark Marrington (b. 1971), B.A. (Hons), M. Mus., Ph. D., is a guitarist, teacher, arranger, and composer based in Leeds, United Kingdom. Between 1996- 2000 he worked as a freelance musician, running a private guitar teaching practice in Leeds. During this time he also undertook music copying and arranging work for many private individuals and publishers, including Cambridge University Press and Boosey and Hawkes. In 1998-99 he co-authored Guitar from Scratch with Christopher Norton for Boosey and Hawkes and in 2000-01 taught classical guitar in schools in Halifax, West Yorkshire. During this period he perfected his skills as an arranger for a guitar ensemble, producing a large number of arrangements of guitar music for children. Most recently, in November 2002 he was awarded a Ph. D. for his research into the music of the British composer, Denis ApIvor, by the University of Leeds. He currently lectures on various undergraduate programs at the Leeds College of Music, specializing in composition and arranging music theory, and the history of popular and Western art music.