Mark Shelton /Percussionist
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Educational Services

After presenting over a thousand workshops and educational assemblies, Mark Shelton is ready to share his high energy combination of education and entertainment with your audience.  Whether it's a solo percussion performance, a professional development session, or a drum circle for senior citizens, Mark brings his trademark blend of warmth, humor, and teaching skills to your event.

Strike, Scrape, & Shake Show

Arts in Education Program (Grades K-8)

Entertaining and Educational !  Mark treats students to  high energy expert playing on several members of the percussion family. Students get into the act with a little "hambonin,'" as Mark talks about the history of percussion.  Instruments include Doumbec, Electronic Percussion, Snare Drum, Rhythm Bones, Hammered Dulcimer, and Handpan.  

Lots of sound! Lots of variety! Lots of FUN!

Click on this link to watch an excerpt from a live performance at the Allen, TX library!

Professional Development Sessions for Educators

Conduits for Creativity
Hands-on Activities To Spark the Musical Imagination

Inspire your music students to channel their creativity with highly interactive methods taught by renowned percussionist and educator Mark Shelton.  Improvise in a drum circle, orchestrate a groove on the iPad, take a solo on a bucket, and compose with "found sounds" as you learn ways to develop creative skills in the elementary music class. 
As author/composer of three books for elementary music, Mark is equipped with lots of fun teaching material.  Get details and ordering information on his publications at www.lorenz.com


Circle of Creation
Drum Circle

Percussion / Improvisation /Team Building Activity

(Ages 8-80+)


Mark Shelton rolls into your event with over two dozen percussion instruments and a HANDS ON workshop that combines energy, entertainment, and education AND stimulates creativity. Whether it is a room of fourth graders improvising drum solos or adults sculpting a groove, Mark brings his special brand of teaching and leadership to every drum circle session.


This fast paced class focuses on improvisation as participants get to create their own music with hand drums, bells, maracas, and more. The workshop can be customized from thirty to fifty minutes and Mark will furnish enough instruments for up to thirty participants per session.

Percussion For Worship Clinic


Two decades as a musician at Calvary Church of Irving (TX) along with his work as percussion instructor at Christ For the Nations Institute, sideman with The Daystar Singers & Band on The Marcus & Joni Show--and his current position as a percussionist with Gateway Worship make Mark a great choice for a Worship Conference clinician. He would love to bring his "Percussion in Contemporary Worship" masterclass to your area. Get a taste of Mark's teaching at www.percussionforworship.blogspot.com.


Masterclasses and Clinics are also available for Middle School and High School percussionists.

Circle of Creation
Drum Circle

Bring the hands-on excitement of a drum circle to your event.  Mark provides percussion gear for all the participants along with first rate facilitation.  Your audience will enjoy that instant music excitement when the whole group finds a groove.  Great for ages 8 to 80+



VIDEO of Mark Shelton at Haggard Library in Plano,TX
Thanks to Plano Television Network.    Click the link below.
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