Mark J DeMaio is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he was first introduced to Joseph Campbell's writings and the idea that following one's bliss is a mythological journey. Though an avid lover of the University, Mark forwent Graduate School to follow his bliss for drumming and teaching. He has educated overseas and in the United States at Libraries, Schools, Science Centers, Universities, Corporations, and more. Through these experiences, he further fostered his natural knack for being adaptable and responsive while addressing each student as a whole.
When not busy parenting, Mark studies drums and percussion with a focus on creative rhythmic self-discovery. He plays ballet duns and trap kit primarily, but also loves djembe, doumbek, agogo bells, ngoma and anything else percussion related. He combines his love of family and drumming to facilitate other families in creative collaboration with his work as Drum Circle Facilitator, Drum Teacher, Emergent Story Teller and Mentor with self-owned www.3rdwheel.org. Mark is also an avid reader and writer who pursues these passions in rare moments when he finds a lone hammock in the woods.