Hello everyone!

I hope your 2020 is off to a great start. it’s been a while since the last update, and I wanted to update everyone on some recent events.

As you know, I’ve been working on integrating drum set education into the k-12 music classroom. To help make this into a reality the School District of Philadelphia is currently outfitting all 220 schools with drum set packages from Ludwig Drums, Remo Heads, Vic Firth Sticks, and Zildjian Cymbals! Elementary schools are receiving the Questlove pocket kit, and Middle/High schools are receiving the Questlove breakbeat kit. With all of this exciting news, the PA department of education is working with us to help create and implement Modern Band curriculum into all public schools within the state! This is supper exciting as I’ll continue to assist with workshops, sessions, and clinics to help educators feel confident with teaching drum set in their classrooms.

On the performance side, I’m still helping the guys in St. Brendan with recording and shows. We have released a handful of singles in 2019, which can all be found on the MUSIC page of the site. We have a show coming up on January 25th at Bourbon and Branch in Philly with our friends in Andorra, Jamie and the Guarded Heart, and Hartline!

Finally, I’m excited to announce that I’m officially an educational artist for Zildjian! I’ve been playing Z since I started on this journey when I was 9, and I couldn’t be happier to endorse them along with Ludwig, Remo, and Vic Firth.

That’s all for now, until next time!

-Nick

Hi Everyone,

I’m excited to announce that I will be assisting Marc Dicciani, Dean of the College of Performing arts at the University of the Arts, with his two summer drum set courses for Music Educators.

The University of the Arts Summer Music Studies is a program that helps educators earn credits towards their matriculated graduate degree, or for those looking for non-matriculated credits for Professional Development. The two courses I’ll be assisting with are:

  • Introduction to the Drum Set – for Educators looking for a foundation in Drum Set
  • Playing the Drums: Level 2 – for those who may have taken Marc’s course in the past, or has a solid understanding of the drum set.

Both courses will take place June 25 Р29 at Ursinus College, and are 3 credits each.  Additional information and registration details can be found HERE.

 

Looking forward to teaching educators how to incorporate drum set into their classroom!

-Nick