Marcus Hawkins is a native of Milledgeville, GA where he went to Baldwin High School. Upon graduation he attended Jacksonville State University on a music scholarship. He participated in many music groups and marched extracurricular activities such as Spirit (2004), PASIC (2004), Music City Mystique (2005,2006).

Marcus has a long time passion for education which he discovered while teaching at a neighboring high school when he was in the 12th grade. Marcus is in high demand as a performer and teacher, with many people citing his upbeat and positive, yet demanding style. He has worked with over fifty programs as a writer, consultant, teacher, and visual instructor. Marcus has taught and written for all levels and ages from pre-school to senior centers and from general music classes to DCI.

As a performer he has done corporate shows internationally for many fortune 500 companies including BMW, Cracker Barrel, Coca-Cola, AARP, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta Falcons, USAA, Mary Kay, Avon, and many more. He has recently toured internationally with legendary blues singer Sandra Hall. Marcus currently is the owner of Marcus Hawkins Music and lives in the Greater Atlanta area.