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Mark Schulman World-class drummer for PINK, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Beyonce', Cher & Author
MARK SCHULMAN has enjoyed an unprecedented career over the last 30 years as a first call drummer for world-class rock and pop artists. He was voted ‘Top 3 Pop-Rock Drummers’ in the Modern Drummer Reader's Poll in 2014 and was the featured cover artist in the May 2019 issue of Modern Drummer. Mark has done four record breaking world tours with P!NK and continues to work with her after 14 years.
Mark’s resume reads like a “Who’s Who” of international Rock n’ Roll royalty including acts such as Cher, BILLY IDOL, FOREIGNER, SHERYL CROW, STEVIE NICKS, BEYONCE’ and so many other world–class artists. He has drummed with VELVET REVOLVER at Ozzfest and for a crowd of 225,000 at Glastonbury Festival with SIMPLE MINDS. Mark has appeared on nearly every American, European and Australian variety show including The Grammys, David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, Jon Stewart, American Idol, Paul O’ Grady, X-Factor, Wetten Das, The Arias and more.
Mark's first book 'Conquering Life’s Stage Fright’ shows people in all industries how to harness doubt, fear and anxiety as it relates to any performance or presentation and transform that into clarity, capability and confidence. Mark's book is available on Amazon.com and Guitar Center.
But now… it’s getting even more exciting as Mark is writing his second book on the power of ATTITUDE utilizing a ground-breaking formula: Attitude x Behavior = Consequence! Mark and his writing partner, Dr. Jim Samuels have interviewed Rockstar performers in all industries on how ATTITUDE has driven BEHAVIOR and produced CONSEQUENCES in their lives.
Mark now spends a great deal of his time as an international corporate speaker for clients such as American Express, Microsoft, IBM, DELL Cisco, Aveda, Kaiser, NCAA, SAP and more. As a celebrity speaker Mark provides three simple concepts to boost attitude and performance for all attendees through compelling stories about working with world class artists like PINK, Billy Idol and Cher, drumming performances with video and high energy audience interaction. To date Mark has performed over 1500 music seminars and public speaking gigs and has performed for over a billion people in his career!:
Music is not Mark's only driving force; he was the chairman of the board of directors of Create Now!, a non- profit organization founded in 1996, to help change troubled children's lives through creative arts mentoring. A cancer survivor himself, Mark has also motivated children and teens through his work doing seminars with the RONALD McDONALD HOUSE and benefits for the TEENAGE CANCER TRUST in the UK.
Schulman is a classically trained cellist and as a teen, played with the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic. He played cello on the 2009/2010 P!NK tour! He is also a music producer, trained audio engineer and studio co- owner of WEST TRIAD RECORDING STUDIO in Venice, California. As an active educator, Mark taught at the LOS ANGELES MUSIC ACADEMY and as one of the world’s most sought after drum clinicians hosting clinics in countries around the world. Mark produced his first DVD in his studio entitled, ‘A Day in the Recording Studio; A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Recording Great Drum Tracks for Drummers and All Musicians’ distributed by Hudson Music. The MARK SCHULMAN SIGNATURE SNARE DRUM is one of the best selling signature product in the history of GRETSCH.