Author Archive for: Mark Schulman
Born and raised in L.A., Mark Schulman became interested in pursuing music as a mere toddler. At age 3, he witnessed the phenomenon of Beatlemania: "…I remember seeing a repeat of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show with my brother and my folks. I saw Ringo playing the drums and something resonated so deeply with me. Then I saw all the screaming girls, and at that moment, I thought to myself, 'I want THAT!"
Mark has parlayed that desire into a major career. Schulman is a first call drummer for world class rock, pop and jazz artists. Most recently, Mark has been the beatmaster for P!NK and her ‘I’m Not Dead’ and ‘Funhouse’ tours. Mark’s resume reads like a "Who's Who" of international Rock n' Roll royalty including acts such as SHERYL CROW, FOREIGNER, STEVIE NICKS, DESTINY'S CHILD, BILLY IDOL, CHER (Mark was drummer on the ‘Believe’ and ‘Farewell’ tours, two of the most-attended tours in music history) UDO LINDENBERG and EIKICHI YAZAWA. He has drummed with VELVET REVOLVER at Ozzfest and for crowds of 200,000 at Glastonbury Festival with SIMPLE MINDS. Mark is the recipient of numerous Gold and Platinum discs and has appeared on nearly every American and European variety show on television including David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, American Idol, Paul O’ Grady, X-Factor, Wetten Das and more.
Schulman is a classically trained cellist and as a teen, played with the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic. He is actually playing 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 has just 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.
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.
Mark’s love for inspiring others is shared through his corporate seminars and his signature Drumming Recording Seminars. Mark also wears the hats of host, MC and keynote speaker, appearing on television, at live events and major corporate conventions for clients such as IBM, CISCO, AVEDA, and TEENAGE CANCER TRUST.
For more information, please visit markschulman.net.
Entries by Mark Schulman
I recently became aware of a study released in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology that got me thinking. The study showed that Americans report being generally happier than people from other countries such as Japan or Korea, but also report being more adversely affected by negative events. What particularly intrigues me is that we Americans also report that we are less likely to feel good when positive things happen. This is reminiscent of any other addiction, and what a paradox- striving for the best life possible and then potentially overdosing on it! Previously, therapists only acknowledged that a… Read more.
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