Mark's exposure to music began early in his life. He listened to his father playing the drums at his father's band rehearsals. Playing along with records and kids much older than him, were the beginnings. He began private study under Rob Gottfried as a teenager. As his skills developed, he began playing professionally at the age of 15. He has established a large private student base, is part of the Vic Firth education team and is nationally recognized private percussion teacher. over the last 4 years he held down the drum chair with an internationally touring 9-piece Motown band, (Soul Sound Review). In 2007 he retunred to New York City received a Masters in Teaching from Pace University.
"Obvioously I love to teach and I think that really comes accross in my Rock House program. At first I was a little concerned because Rock House is more known for guitar and bass instruction. However, I quickly discovered that they had a passion for all instruments and really helped me apply their knowledge to what I was trying to accomplish. My prorgam is a real starter program, we begin with basics like parts of the drums, correct posture, proper stick grip, and coordination exercises. Then move keeping time time, counting beats, and understanding rhythm. and a lot more. Check it out , I think you'll have a lot of fun!"