A New York native, Mark began his piano studies at age 7 and guitar studies at age 17. After receiving an A.A. Degree in piano performance from Schenectady County Community College, he soon fell in love with the study of music theory which led him to further studies at The Mannes College of Music where he graduated with a B.S in Music Theory.
While at Mannes, Mark began teaching piano and theory at several private music schools in the New York area.
Soon after moving to Florida for graduate studies at Florida State University, he accepted the position of minister of music at Orangeburg Lutheran Church in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The responsibilities of this position included not only being the director of the chancel and handbell choirs, but also that of staff organist. As well as studying organ during this time, he became a member of the acclaimed traditional jazz group Palmetto Jazz with whom he played bass guitar and also worked with the Christian rock group Thousand Year Day, playing piano and organ on their second record “Put Your Faith In God”.
In 2016, Mark moved to the Nashville area to pursue his true calling as a songwriter and continues to use his unique musical, pedagogical and theoretical perspectives to enhance every project with which he is involved.