World-Renowned Drummer |Author | Motivator | Expert | The Secrets of Rockstar Performance
Mark Schulman is a monster drummer who’s toured the world with some of the greatest rock and pop performers – before crowds as big as 225,000. He’s played with P!NK, Billy Idol, Cher, Stevie Nicks, Foreigner, Simple Minds, and others over his 32-year touring career. Mark is also amazing on another stage – as a speaker, where he delivers a rock show disguised as a keynote. “I’ve learned about the importance of attitude as part of the touring family with these great performers,” Mark says as he unpacks the secrets of rockstar performance. His presentations translate lessons learned during a remarkable career into valuable tips for organizations, teams, leaders, and those who want to be their absolute best. Mark Schulman is a brilliant storyteller and performer who inspires audiences to engage and unleash their inner rockstar. Mark’s first book, Conquering Life’s Stage Fright, shows people how to harness doubt, fear, and anxiety to perform at their best when it matters most. His next book, The Attitude Equation, is slated for early 2024 release. Mark is also a judge and coach on an all-new original music competition television show called BANDED on AXS TV.
Unlocking strategies to help audiences Hack the Rockstar Attitude and Boost their R.Q. (Rockstar Quotient), Mark will treat your team to an incredible show that will empower and inspire, while also providing practical, innovative business strategies. His engaging keynotes are an audio & visual feast, interspersed with LIVE! drum performances that will rock your world. Using music and real-world experience as a teaching tool, Mark Schulman will leave you and your team drumming up new levels of peak performance!
Mark 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, XFactor and Wetten Das.
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 in the history of Gretsch.
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, Sony, Acura, Neutrogena, Honda, The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Showtime, USA Network, Comedy Central, Country Music Television, The Sopranos, School of Rock, Speed and Beverly Hills Cop III.
Mark’s fan base extends way beyond the rock ‘n’ roll stage. Fans of his other career, as a top motivational speaker, exist at companies and organizations he’s spoken for, including American Express, Microsoft, IBM, DELL Cisco, Aveda, Kaiser, NCAA, SAP, and more. To date, Mark has performed over 2,000 keynotes, 1,000 music clinics, and for over a billion people.
Offstage, Mark is passionate about teaching and helping others. He was the chairman 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 U.K.