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Mark Beecher

Voting Member/Instrumentalist


The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs)

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About Mark Beecher

Mark Beecher has performed on stage with GRAMMY & CMA Award-winning Country artist, Shania Twain, as well as Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning drummer, Peter Erskine, and Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning artists, The Chieftains, as well as renowned Jesus Music Movement artist, Paul Clark; was the entertainment, with Synthesis Latin Band, for The Rolling Stones (at their recent private party) and has also entertained such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth, President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing of France and King Carl XVl Gustav of Sweden, and has shared the stage with a number of national & international recording artists, which has included David Lee Roth, The Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason, The Temptations, Bo Diddley, Lucinda Williams, Fastball, Modern English, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, etc. Mark is currently the President of the National Association of Rudimental Drummers (N.A.R.D. first founded in 1933), is author/producer/performer of his own instructional DVD, "The Art of Ancient Rudimental Drumming," which has been endorsed by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and sold worldwide, has had articles & drum solos published by a number of drumming & percussion magazines and recorded over 30 albums with a variety of artists and currently is the drummer for 10 different bands.

Mark has studied with 4-Time V.F.W. National Drum Champion, the late William H. Reamer (also world-renowned drum maker), Latin percussion masters as the late Frankie Malabe, "Changuito," aka José Luis Quintana (drummer/percussionist for the Cuban band Los Van Van), Pablo Batista (percussionist for Grover Washington Jr, Alicia Keys), African drumming master, Oscar Sulley, Eastern Indian drumming master, T.N. Bala, as well as former Frank Zappa drummers, Chad Wackerman & Chester Thompson (also drummer for Genesis & Phil Collins).

As a teacher, Mark has instructed the percussion sections of several award-winning high school bands, such as the Marple Newtown High School Symphonic Band (12 year tenure), Haverford High School and Cardinal O'Hara High School bands, in addition to the Independence Fife & Drum Corps, the Valley Forge Military Academy Field Music, and presently is the Professor of Percussion & Director of the Percussion Ensemble @ Drexel University in Philadelphia. Mark is also the Drum Sgt & Drum Instructor for the Washington Memorial Pipe Band.

Mark Beecher is a voting member of the GRAMMYs (Recording Academy), a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), the Company of Fifers & Drummers and is an endorser for Ludwig Drums, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Drumsticks and all products by Drummers Service.
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