Mark has taught banjo, bass guitar, ukelele, mandolin and all styles and levels of guitar, from beginner to experienced, at Big Apple Music for over twenty years. With decades of experience as a touring musician, Mark has performed extensively throughout New York and New England. He has also hit the stage in New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles. He has shared that stage with many world class musicians such as the Outlaws, Robin Trower, and Joe Perry.
Mark is recording artist and a two-time ASCAP Popular Songwriter Award Winner. He was also the host of the weekly entertainment segment “The Scene Weekly” on the television show Mohawk Valley Living.
Mark began his music studies at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. He later received his bachelors degree in Music from SUNY Empire and has since received his Masters of Science degree from Touro University, New York City. Mark currently teaches elementary school music for the Utica City School District and has New York State teaching certifications to teach music, kindergarten through twelth grade; elementary education, grades one through six; as well as special education.