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Corey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1996

Hi, Corey Mark here. I've been teaching private music lessons since 1996, and I'm available for online lessons. I focus on helping students have fun and express themselves, understand the foundational aspects of playing their instrument, and develop the ability to be self-directed in their own music education.

I began studying music at a young age, as my mother is a trained music educator. I attended Swarthmore College where I earned a degree in Psychology. And I've studied (and actively perform/teach) a wide variety of music styles. Most recently, served as the senior drum instructor at School of Rock Philadelphia, from 2012 to 2018.

I welcome and affirm people of diverse identities and life experiences. As a lover of music and veteran performer/music educator, I consider it a special privilege to teach music. And I cherish helping both new and continuing students have fun and achieve their goals.

My teaching style is very engaging and conversational. I use contextual examples from music and life in general to inform how students understand their relationship with their instrument. I strive for lessons that are fun, informative and effective!

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Experience

Music Instructor/Proprietor
Jan 2019 - Present
Music Lessons with Corey

Offering a variety of private music lessons locally in Gaborone, Botswana.

Drum Intructor
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
School of Rock Philadelphia

Drum instructor and show director for the original rock school in the country. Taught weekly one-on-one lessons and directed a tribute to the Beatles show.

Private Drum Instructor
Jan 1996 - Jun 2002
Self-employed

Offered private drum and percussion instruction to beginners seeking to learn the fundamentals of the instrument. Instruments including: Drum kit, orchestral drumming and percussion, conga, djembe, Ghanaian Kpanlogo drum and percussion, and Ghanaian gyil (balophone).

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Education

B.A. Psychology
Sep 1998 - Jun 2002
Swarthmore College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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