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Mark Di Claudio
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Teaching Location:Sainte-Adèle, Quebec, J8B 1P9
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About Mark Di Claudio

Mark began studying and playing the drums at the early age of 11. Influenced by progressive bands such as Rush, King Crimson, ELP, Genesis and Frank Zappa his technique and finesse developed at an advanced rate. He later studied Jazz, Latin and Classical music with such great musicians and educators as Charles Ellison, Abdul Wali Muhammad and Pete Magadini before obtaining his Bachelors degree in music from Montreal’s Concordia University in 1997.
In 2000, Mark’s Jazz performances with Quebec artist Johanne Blouin and renown New York musicians John Hicks & Curtis Lundy (and later with Montreal greats Skip Bey & Tim Jackson) gave him impetus to further explore and surpass his musical boundaries. Mark has performed at Montreal’s Place des Arts, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, le Sunside in Paris and Smoke Jazz Club in New York. In 2005 he also performed with Gold-selling Acadian band, Blou, representing Canada at the World’s Fair (Expo) in Aichi, Japan. in addition, Mark has been showcased in magazine and newspaper articles and performed on many major live radio and television shows.
Mark’s flexibility as a musician is reflected in his work with such different artists and groups as the Freddie James Project (Motown/Soul/Funk/R&B/Pop and Rock), Talisma (Progressive Rock), Dany Bédar (Pop/Rock), Johanne Blouin (Jazz & Pop), Riot and his Rhythm Devils (Blues), Nouzôte (Latino/Quebecois), Panayiotis Brakoulias (Greek Traditional), Blou (Acadian) and Walter Rossi (Rock). Mark has also been teaching music for over 25 years and many of his students have gone on to become very successful drummers in their own right.
Today Mark is known for his extreme versatility and tasteful, dynamic style. His sound, tone, impeccable groove and strong backing vocal abilities keep him very much in demand as a freelance session drummer and band member.
To get his signature sound, Mark Di Claudio uses GMS drums, Los Cabos drum sticks, Remo skins and Zildjian cymbals exclusively.
Drum Lessons in Sainte-Adèle.
GMS Drums
  • Freddie James Project
  • Claude Dubois
  • Bobby Bazini
  • David Jalbert
  • Johanne Blouin
  • Nicola Ciccone
  • Dany Bédar
  • Walter Rossi
  • And many others...