Spring 2018 Update

St. Brendan Talk EP Nick Costa Drums

Hi everyone!

A lot has been going on since the last update. We’re getting closer to summer break which means spring concerts, musicals, and final performances of the school year.  Along with all of that, I’ve also been able to:

  • Record and release a new EP with St. Brendan called “The Talk EP” – Check it out in the MUSIC section of the site, and feel free to purchase it from any online retailer
  • Teach 3 Professional Development workshops for the School District of Philadelphia on how to integrate Drum Set studies into the K-12 general music classroom!

Since 2017, I’ve been writing curriculum on how to integrate drum set studies into the general music classroom.  As educators, we begin teaching music using rhythmic theory, but why is it that the majority of educators can’t play the drums? This book allows you to use the lessons you already implement in your classroom, but relate them to the drum set.  It also gives you tips, tricks, and lessons so you can be prepared and comfortable teaching your students how to play the drum set!  The book is available in the STORE section of the site.

Along with teaching the workshops and creating the book, I’m excited to announce I will be assisting Marc Dicciani with his summer drum set courses for Music Educators!  If you’re an educator looking to earn their matriculated graduate degree, and/or need non-matriculated credit for Professional Development, check out the two courses that will run June 25-29th!  Additional details for each courses can be found at the University of the Arts’ Summer Music Studies Page.

 

Be sure to check the DATES page for upcoming shows, clinics, and more!

 

Until next time,

-Nick