mark banks – drum, percussion & music theory Tutor
Mark's passion is playing with other musicians, creating and performing music in a collaborative way. He is a member of original band Midnight Bonfires, a group which boasts shows with Jamie Cullum, Johnny Marr and The Twang, and has appeared at prestigious venues including Birmingham's Symphony Hall & Town Hall.
Mark also plays drums for The Glamophones, a vintage inspired girl group. They have featured on BBC 1, performed at some of the country's most prestigious events and were finalists at the National Vintage Awards in July 2015.
Having a passion for music in many forms, Mark has written and arranged for strings, horns and other ensembles. He has also worked as a musical director, displaying an ear for harmony as well as rhythm. Recognising the importance of passing on skills, Mark is an educator, offering lessons on the drum kit His teaching extends to music theory, ear training, musicianship, ensemble playing and percussive composition.