Being a student in Gridbook Academy means working with world-class educators. Our faculty has years of experience racking up impressive accolades. And they are here to share their knowledge and experience so you can accomplish goals of your own.
MEET THE FACULTY
John's approach to teaching percussion is simple, personal, and develops leadership skills as well as musical skills. His philosophy revolves around 100% participation towards greatness and inspires his students to work hard for what they believe in. John’s performance background includes instruction from world renowned music educators such as Mr. Frank T. Williams III, Colin McNutt, and Mr. Robert McCormick, and has instructed some of the best ensembles in the world including the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts, and the Infinity Indoor Percussion Ensemble.
John is also a 1st Degree Black belt trained in the Chitō-ryū style of karate.
Mark is a prominent marching arts educator in the percussion community. Mark’s musical background includes instruction from world renowned music educators. Mark has been teaching in the activity for over 15 years including the BOA Grand National Champion ensemble Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory For The Arts. Many of his student have continued in the field of percussion to perform and teach with some of the best ensembles in the world.
Mark earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture and is well-versed in graphic design, marketing, photography, videography, apparel design, social media, content creation, branding, and web design.