Mark is currently teaching lessons for the Mariemont School District and Badin High School.

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Mark Becknell brings 30+ years of experience to percussion performance and instruction.  He is able to offer training that encompasses the beginner, the intermediate and the advanced players. Mark is skilled in drum set, marching band & orchestral technique which gives him the knowledge to teach the proper foundations of the instrument.  Being a professional musician, he can also offer his students a real world experience in preparation for their next concert, show and live performance.  Mark earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Studying under Dr. William Albin and Dr. Chris Tanner, Mark performed in a wide variety of groups such as Marching Band Drum Line, Indoor Drum Line, African Drum & Dance, Steel Drum Band, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and various other small combos. As a full time musician, he is currently an active performer in local and regional music scenes as a percussionist and singer-songwriter. In addition to performing live, Mark also maintains a busy studio schedule playing both drums and percussion for numerous recording sessions of all types on a regular basis. 

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