Mark Feldman

166 – Following Your Passion with Mark Feldman of Bang! The Drum School

In this podcast I talk to my buddy Mark Feldman, owner of Bang! The Drum School in NYC. Mark has a unique story from winning one of the first Modern Drummer Magazine Drum Solo contests, to VP of Marketing for Columbia Records and leaving the corporate world to return to his love of playing. Our conversation weaves through all sorts of topics that all of us as drummer think about from time to time.

“Truth is a point of view, but authenticity can’t be faked.” – Peter Guber (Tweet this)

Hear Mark Feldman talk about:

  • How he got started playing
  • Winning the Modern Drummer Drum Solo Contest
  • Winning Neil Peart’s drum kit
  • Why he entered the record business…and why he left
  • Entrepreneurship as a drummer
  • His thoughts on the current state of the music business
  • Opening Bang! Drum School
  • His love for teaching
  • Much more

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