MARK’S® Drum & Fitness Studio was founded by Mark De Rose. The studio's education concept includes a traditional approach to learning and training the mind and body in music and general physical fitness. Private, semi-private and group lessons are available in drums, percusssion and personal fitness. Combining fitness and music has proven to be an all-around healthy approach to better living. All MARK’S® Studio fitness instructors are AFAA, CPR/AED certified.
Drummer/percussionist, Mark De Rose is known throughout Asia for his recording and performance work with Hino Terumasa, Marlene, Shirai Takako, Gao, Koyanagi Yuki, Ishii Seiko, Nishikiori Ken, Togi Hideki, Chage & Aska and many others. Mark has composed, arranged and directed music works for NHK Television, educational television, government sponsored educational videos and animated soundtracks. Mark's drum and percussion credits can be found throughout Asia on CD recordings with popular artists, television and movie sound track recordings and television commercial recordings.
Mark has been teaching drums and percussion for over 30 years. His teaching credits include: Drum & Percussion Instructor for the Yamaha Popular Music School, Tokyo, Japan, and Latin Percussion Ensemble Instructor for the Kyoto Conservatory of Music, Kyoto, Japan, and Drum & Percussion Instructor for the Antonio Adolfo School of Brasilian Music, Hollywood, Florida. Mark has also been teaching Drums & Hand Percussion for the Guitar Center Studios since April 2012, Musika since May 2014 and Lessons In Your Home since November 2014.
Mark has a B.M. in Jazz Composition and Arranging from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts and Percussion Performance Studies and Music Education Studies at the Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.
Mark is a certified Black Belt with the InYou Ryu Honbu Dojo in Kyoto City, Japan.