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. Mark is currently the beatmaster for P!NK on her 'The Truth About Love Tour' (featured in DVDs from her Im Not Dead and Funhouse tours.) Marks resume reads like a "Whos Who" of international Rock n Roll royalty including acts such as Foreigner, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, DestinyS 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 The Grammys, David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan OBrian, Jon Stewart, American Idol, Paul O Grady, X-Factor, Wetten Das and more.
Mark's new book 'Nerve Breakers: Conquering Life's Stage Fright' is the seminal book for anyone who wants to experience what it's like to transform any fear or anxiety that you have about giving a performance or presentation of any kind into a confident peak performance. Release date is July 4, 2013 from Netminds Publishing.
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 worlds 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 the best selling signature product n the history of Gretsch.
Music is not Marks 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 childrens 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.
Marks 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.
Schulmans writing/production credits include films, various international TV shows and commercials, radio jingles and interactive media projects for clients such as: McDonalds, Mattel, Ibm, Ben 10, Sony, Acura, Novalogic, Neutrogena, Honda, The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Showtime, USA Network, Comedy Central, Country Music Television, Nashville Network, The Sopranos, School Of Rock, Speed And Beverly Hills Cop III.