Mark Perrett is an energetic and innovative percussion educator from Florida. As Co-Founder of Gridbook Percussion, Mark has become a world-wide influencer in the percussion community. He has been teaching and performing in the marching activity for over 15 years. His drum corps experience includes touring as a snare performer with the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007. In 2004 and 2007, Teal Sound placed 3rd overall in the Division III DCI World Championships, and was awarded the percussion gold medal for the 2004 season.
In 2008, Mark was the snare technician for the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps and has been a percussion arranger, clinician, and consultant for numerous high school percussion programs in Florida since 2005. Mark held the position of Battery Coordinator with the Tarpon Springs Outdoor Performance Ensemble from 2013 – 2018. The program marched in the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and was named the Bands Of America Grand National Champions in 2014.
Since 2012, mark has co-authored and published over 12 method books, multiple warm ups for drumline, and solo literature that is used by percussionists all over the world. He has exhibited his books at events like PASIC and WGI Finals, and his pedagogy has been mentioned in percussion articles like DCI.org and Rhythm & Drums Magazine in Japan. His work has also been showcased at Tropicana Field with the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunset Music Festival, STRAZ Performing Arts Center, TEDx Orlando, and featured on PBS.
Mark continues to push the boundaries of percussion education with Gridbook and innovates the way drumming is taught online with over 30 million impressions a year across multiple social media platforms.
In addition to his talents as a percussion educator, Mark earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture + Community Design from the University of South Florida and is well-versed in graphic design, marketing, photography, videography, apparel design, social media, content creation, branding, and web design.