Mark “Gus” Scott comes to Kirk’s after an extensive career in the internationally renowned rock band Trixter. They’ve sold over 3 million albums, toured the globe and appeared with other notable bands such as Kiss, The Scorpions, Poison, Warrant, Slaughter, Skid Row and more. Mark is endorsed by Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Gibraltar Hardware and LP, RT and Ahead Drumsticks.
As a member of the Hollywood/NY All-Stars, Mark participated in numerous charity events as well as making personal appearances with Donald Trump, Treat Williams, Jack Scalia, Jason Gedrick, Gregory Harrison and Regis Philbin.
While just a sophomore in high school, Mark received the NAJE Special Citation for Musical Excellence and was granted admission to the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music. He studied piano, drums, trumpet and a curriculum that included jazz, classical, chamber music, rock, music theory and composition.
Mark brings an infectious enthusiasm to his brass and percussion students. He marched on trumpet in the DCI arena produced an instructional video and teaching method for percussion called “Rock Solid.” He has been teaching at Kirk’s Studio since 2016.
Fun Facts About Gus
1. Attended university of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music.
2. Associate producer in the movie industry.
3. Was recruited by Israeli Intelligence but turned them down.