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One Beat Better 

Mark Shelton is pleased to announce his recent affiliation with One Beat Better.  As an endorsing artist, Mark is excited about promoting the Timbre Jam--flagship product from One Beat Better.  Combining a practice pad and performance instrument into one unit, the Timbre Jam is available in a variety of woods and sizes. For more information and to view a demo video featuring Mark Shelton playing the Timbre Jam, go to www.onebeatbetter.com.

Florida Music Education Association Conference 

The Florida Music Education Association has selected Mark Shelton to present his clinic Teaching Improvisation with the Drum Circle at the upcoming FMEA Professional Development Conference.  The convention is held in Tampa, Florida and attracts more than 10,000 people including music teachers and administrators, along with K-12 participants and parents.  The FMEA conference is one of the largest professional development events for music in the United States. Mark's presentation will be hands-on as participants engage in interactive drumming activites designed to spark musical creativity.  Mark's clinic is sponsored by REMO. 

Natural Acoustics Lab 

Natural Acoustics Lab has added Mark Shelton to its roster of Endorsing Artists.   Natural Acoustics Lab produces versatile and unique shaker percussion instruments including Box Shakers and Stick Shakers. The instruments are derived from an architecture new to the industry.  NAL innovations increase handheld percussion "vocabulary" and expand the range of performance techniques.  www.naturalacousticslab.com Natural Acoustics Lab

Easy Buckets Published 

Easy Buckets: Grooves for Beginning Ensembles by Mark Shelton is now available.  Published by Heritage Music Press, Easy Buckets features thirty simples grooves and two easy ensembles for bucket drumming groups.  A concise bucket drumming tutorial is included along with a CD with all the material played by Mark Shelton.  The book is a great way to teach bucket basics. Available from www.lorenz.com  

 

 

Texas Music Educators Association Convention 

The Texas Music Educators Association has selected Mark Shelton to present a clinic at the annual convention in San Antonio, TX.  Mark will present a hands-on workshop on Bucket Drumming featuring material from Give Me A Bucket and Easy Buckets.  TMEA hosts the nation's largest music educators convention at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.  In recent years, the event has drawn over 25,000 attendees.  Mark's appearance is sponsored by Lorenz Publishing.

Nebraska Music Educators Conference 

Join Mark Shelton in Lincoln, Nebraska as he presents workshops at the Nebraska Music Educators Conference.  Mark will teach sessions on Technology Integration for Elementary Music, Bucket Drumming, and Interactive Drumming.  November 17 at the Lied Center   Mark's appearance is sponsored by Lorenz Publishing and West Music.