Meet the Band

Meet FIRE DOG: photos by Virginia Harold 

Mark-O-Polo on guitar and vocal – As a singer/songwriter, touring musician, and educator, Mark Pagano has found a myriad of opportunities to make and share music with diverse populations. A graduate of Regional Arts Commission’s (RAC) community arts training – the CAT Institute, Pagano recently developed the Music Maker/Song Shaper song-writing curriculum through Springboard’s St. Louis Public Schools partnership program. He also enjoys teaching private and group guitar lessons with people of all ages.

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Celia on bass and backup – An Emerging Artist Award recipient from RAC, Celia Shacklett is an entertainer. In addition to her work with FIRE DOG, she performs for kids of all ages – sometimes with Jeanie Bryan Puppets. She too teaches private lessons in guitar. More at www.celiaisrock.com

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Mike Schurk on drums – Mike Shurck is a graduate of the esteemed L.A. Music Academy.  He has teaches private drum lessons throughout Saint Louis area. He also performs in numerous bands both live and as a studio musician.  He is currently working on creating a book of his beginner youth drum curriculum. More at www.stlouisdrumlessons.com

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