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Mark Wessels
Independent / Mark Wessels Publications - Plano, TX - United States


Mark is a nationally respected clinician, adjudicator and author. He has written numerous method books, including “A Fresh Approach to Snare Drum” and “A Fresh Approach to Mallet Percussion”, two of the world’s best selling beginning percussion methods. Mark’s teaching experience includes 18 years in the Texas public schools as a percussion instructor and band director at middle and high school levels (Lake Highlands/Richardson ISD, DeSoto/Desoto ISD, Shepton HS/Plano ISD) and as the percussion caption head for the Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps (1985-91). Currently, Mark is the Director of Internet Activities for Vic Firth where he produces all web related content for


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