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I am a professional drummer and drum instructor. I have been playing drums for nearly half a century, and teaching the drums for the past 35 years.

My professional career includes musical styles as various as funk, county, rock, pop and jazz.

I am available for hire though out Southern California for permanent or part-time / fill-in work for your gigging and session needs.

My teaching career has seen students advance to be first call drummers in the UCLA music department, play professionally in national acts, and semi-professionally in their local communities.

I am is available for private and group lessons, with lesson plans specifically tailored for all age groups.

Profile Summary:
Drum Lessons Mission Viejo, CA
Music Entertainment Mission Viejo, CA
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People, Psychology, Learning Development, Gardening, Reading, Writing, Running
Work Experience:
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Over 35 years private drum instruction experience.
• Well versed in musical styles of funk, country, rock, pop and jazz.
• Extensive professional career.
• Organizational abilities; detail-oriented.
• Excellent public speaker and communicator.


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
• Drum instructor at Calvary Chapel Christian School 1974 - 1975
• Drum instructor at Fountain Valley Music Center 1975 - 1977
• Drum instructor at Westminster Music 1975 - 1977
• Drum instructor at private home studio 1975 – present
• Janus Communication (studio work) 1976 - 1980
• Full Force Recording (studio work)2004 - present


EDUCATION
• Private studies with John Mahler (Love Song) 1973 - 1975
• Private studies with Henry Bellson/Louie Bellson 1978 - 1981
• Private studies with David Garibaldi (Tower of Power) 1982
• Private studies with Chuck Silverman (M.I.) 2000 - present


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Performed on stage with Ella Fitzgerald 1977
• TV appearance on TBN with DayStar 1979
• Performed with national touring acts and musicians including the Coasters, Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea), Kim Manning (George Clinton), Kelly Bowlin Band, an Orange County Music Awards winner.
• Stage experience includes large venues such as the Galaxy Theater, the House of Blues, Coach House, and Oceanside Pier Bowl.
• Shared the stage with renowned bands that include The Spin Doctors, Ambrosia, Rick James, the Blasters, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Flannigan Trio, Dave Mason, America, Orleans, Savoy Brown, Jefferson Starship and more.
• Appear on Kelly Bowlin Band’s “Williamsburg” recording. Coach House Records.
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Aside from drumming and teaching drum most of my life I have been a Civil Designer for over 24 years. I have worked for Civil Engineering firms in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Deigo County.
Education:
Summerhill School (UK)
Corona Del Mar High School
Fullerton College
Organizations / Affilations:
Professional Drum Teachers Guild
Hudson Music TIP (Teachers Integration Program)
Mark Pryor is located in Mission Viejo, CA and has the following skills: Drum Lessons, Music Entertainment
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Drum Lessons

Category: Music
Description
My teaching career has seen students advance to be first call drummers in the UCLA music department, play professionally in national acts, and semi-professionally in their local communities. A proven tract record with lessons tailored to meet the students’ needs; I am is patient, organized and results oriented.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Private Studies with: Chuck Silverman David Garibaldi Henry Bellson John Mahler
Years Experience: 32

Music Entertainment

Category: Music
Description
I am currently playing with a great bunch of fellows in Close Enough.

I have been playing drums for nearly half a century. My professional career includes musical styles as various as funk, county, rock, pop and jazz.

I have performed with several touring acts and musicians including the Coasters, Eric Marienthal (of Chick Corea, and Al Hirt), Kim Manning (George Clinton), Michael Bliss, Kelly Bowlin Band, an Orange County Music Awards winner.

My Southern California stage experience includes large venues such as the Galaxy Theater, the House of Blues, Oceanside Pier Bowl, the Coach House, the Belly Up Tavern, Royce Hall, sharing the stage with renown bands including The Spin Doctors, Ambrosia, Rick James, Blasters, Brother, Tommy Flannigan Trio, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Mason, America, Orleans, The Derek Trucks Band, Al Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Bob Mould, Savoy Brown, and more. Mark has recorded with the Kelly Bowlin Band (on Coach House Records), and Pat Shea (Full Force Recording Studios).
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years of life experience
Years Experience: 47