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 enjoyed an unprecedented career over the last 26 years as a first call drummer for world-class rock and pop artists. He has been voted ‘Top 3 Pop-Rock Drummers’ in the 2014 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll. Having finished his third record breaking world tour with P!NK (featured in that new DVD, ‘The Truth About Love Tour’ as well as DVDs from her ‘I’m Not Dead’ and ‘Funhouse’ tours.) Mark has joined CHER for her ‘Dressed To Kill’ World Tour 2014.
Mark’s resume reads like a “Who’s Who” of international Rock n’ Roll royalty including acts such as FOREIGNER, SHERYL CROW, STEVIE NICKS, DESTINY’S 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 O’Brian, Jon Stewart, American Idol, Paul O’ Grady, X-Factor, Wetten Das and more.
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 world’s 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 Mark’s 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 children’s 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.
Mark’s 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.
Schulman’s writing/production credits include films, various international TV shows and commercials, radio jingles and interactive media projects for clients such as: McDONALD’S, 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.
The gear Mark endorses is Gretsch Drums (including his Signature Snare Drum, Gibraltar hardware, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo heads, Toca percussion, Sennheiser microphones, Tune Bot drum tuner, Rimshot-loc lug locks.