About Mark DeRose
Mark De Rose is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate music educator with over 30 years experience in teaching drums and percussion in the U. S., Japan and Brazil. Mark has a proven expertise in establishing rapport and building trust with students of all ages and backgrounds. His goal is to inspire and encourage creativity and individualism through music. "I work to promote multicultural awareness by incorporating traditional rhythms from around the globe into modern-day drum-set and percussion performance." Mark's innovative, step-by-step, hands-on method is a practical and enjoyable learning experience for students of all ages.
Mark has a B.M. in Jazz Composition and Arranging from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts and Percussion Performance Studies and Music Education Studies at the Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts. His teaching credits include: Drum & Percussion Instructor for the Yamaha Popular Music School, Tokyo, Japan, and Latin Percussion Ensemble Instructor for the Kyoto Conservatory of Music, Kyoto, Japan, and Drum & Percussion Instructor for the Antonio Adolfo School of Music, Hollywood, Florida. Mark has been teaching Drums & Hand Percussion for the Guitar Center Studios since 2012.
Mark's work as a drummer/percussionist includes recordings with various artists on the Sony Japan, RCA Victor, Toshiba EMI and Pony Canyon labels. His performance credits include Don Alias, Mary Wilson, Matt Guitar Murphy, Nicole Sasser and Lovena Fox. Mark has been a music educator and performing musician in the south Florida area since 2008.