Mark has been teaching drums and guitar for over 21 years in and around Central Victoria, teaching in schools and teaching public students.
Mark has experience performing with professional cover bands, writing music in original bands and experience in recording studios. Mark is busy throughout the school year teaching school students at Marian College, St Marys Primary School and Ararat Primary School 800 and students privately. Mark has a passion for drumming and playing guitar and an equal passion in teaching and has taught many happy students over the years. With his comfortable approach to teaching and his friendly attitude, it’s no wonder students enjoy their lessons and make great progress.
Mark teaches students of all ages and has the attitude of "you’re never too young or old to learn". Making learning the drums or guitar a fun and an enjoyable experience,
students get the best method that suits their learning style and are encouraged to go at their own pace.
Whether you want to learn to play the drums or guitar for fun or learn seriously Mark will help guide you with your ambitions. The internet is flooded with learning material for drummers and guitarists which is fantastic! However, there’s an old saying that nothings better than the real deal! Nothing compares to an experienced teacher to correct your mistakes, guide you in your learning, motivate you and answer your questions to help you better understand the concepts of playing the instrument, reading music and direction to help you achieve your goals.
Mark has students performing with school orchestras and independent bands on regular occasions and has students recording songs and albums with their bands.
Mark works with you to ensure you understand the fundamental beats and pulse in music and how to work with it.
Using the Drumometer from time to time to harness playing drum rudiments and controlling the bounce. Also, a lot of fun!
Learning songs is the key to becoming a great solid musician and Mark will take you through learning songs from easy to gradually playing advanced songs and learning them by ear.
Mark works with you to build your independence skills with understanding and reading music.
Fun while you learn..
Mark believes that you learn best when you are having fun so as serious as he can be he makes sure it’s always an enjoyable learning experience.