Mars Licciardi is a musician and educator from the greater Chicago area. Since the age of 18, he’s toured regionally and performed at many major music venues throughout Chicago and the Midwest.
His work ethic and vibrant energy on stage, in studio, and in the classroom are his trademarks. A dedicated, respected and skilled educator, he has taught tens of thousands of private and group lessons to aspiring and experienced players of all ages, some of who have studied with Mars for over a decade. Having grown up playing music and recording with 2 multi-platinum producers, Mars constantly seeks ways to give back to the community through music. Volunteerism and advocacy for those in need is a big part of his community work. In partnership with Consolidated Music of Barrington IL, he created one of the most successful independent rock schools in the Chicago area, RockStar 101 that is still running today.
Mars specializes in Rock, Blues, Folk, Progressive, RnB, Alternative, Indie, Country and Acoustic styles of guitar, but his vast knowledge of current music trends has resulted in a continually expanding-repertoire.
Mars also specializes in vocal arrangement and singer/songwriter creative work. He is able to draw from the past to help be part of a new exciting future of music with a passion and love for the craft. He understands that each student is unique and adapts his teaching style to the individual needs and strengths of his students.
Mars is excited to bring his experiences to Charlotte and is looking forward to sharing his love of music and mentorship to people of all ages.